Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/5/14

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 23: Hall of Fame inductee Richard Petty speaks during the 2010 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Charlotte Convention Center on May 23, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
There will be a familiar paint scheme at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. Richard Petty Motorsports is putting the traditional Petty Blue and STP Day-Glo Red colors on the Ford Fusion driven by Aric Almirola for the STP 400, part of a weekend celebration surrounding 40 years of sponsorship between the automotive company and one of NASCAR's most famous drivers. ''It brings back a lot of memories,'' said Petty, who drove cars carrying STP's banner from 1972-92. ''Just to see the red and blue, I'm a little prejudiced to those colors.'' Few brands have become more closely associated with a single athlete. Four of Petty's record seven titles came carrying the STP logo, along with four Daytona 500 wins. Almirola pointed out that he'll be making his 43rd Sprint Cup start in the No. 43 car. ''I'm excited about it, to celebrate 40 years,'' Almirola said Friday. ''This is the most iconic car in NASCAR. I grew up watching that car go around.'' As part of the anniversary, STP announced a $43,000...
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