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The hottest team not in the Sprint Cup "Chase" is Aric Almirola and his Richard Petty Motorsports crew. The No. 43 Farmland Ford team heads to Texas Motor Speedway this week coming off two consecutive impressive runs - a fourth-place finish at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and a dominating run that included 69 laps led at Kansas Speedway. The team has all the confidence to continue thinking big at Texas.
Team partner Farmland returns as primary sponsor of the No. 43 at the fast Fort Worth oval. Fans don't have to be at the speedway, though, to see the Farmland Ford. The No. 43 show car is making the rounds this week around the Amarillo, Lubbock and Dallas metro areas at United Supermarkets and Market Street stores. Shoppers at any United Supermarket and Market Street stores will also have the chance to win a Farmland Track Pack, including two Richard Petty Driving Experience passes and a gift card to purchase tickets to a future race of the winner's choice.
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After things looked bleak to start Sunday’s 500-lap event at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, the No. 43 Gwaltney Ford team and driver Aric Almirola dug deep and came away with a fourth-place finish. The result is their best finish this season and ties Almirola’s career best in the Sprint Cup Series.
When the green flag flew to start the “Chase” race, Almirola moved up to...
Aric Almirola is really starting to find his comfort zone in the seat of the No. 43 car. Photo Credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for NASCAR
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
What a couple of runs Aric Almirola has given the famous No. 43 car in the last two Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas and Martinsville. In Kansas Almirola had arguably the race of his life...
Richard Petty Motorsports announced today Drew Blickensderfer has been assigned as the crew chief of the No. 9 team and driver Marcos Ambrose.
The Mount Zion, Ill., native comes to Richard Petty Motorsports most recently from Richard Childress Racing where he was the crew chief for Jeff Burton. Prior to his time there, Blickensderfer spent the majority of his career with teams...
Things may be quiet on the driver front, but silly season for crew chiefs is at full song.
Drew Blickensderfer is taking his leave from Richard Childress Racing and Jeff Burton's No. 31 Chevrolet to work for Richard Petty Motorsports, according to an RCR announcement and a Foxsports.com report.
Blickensderfer resigned his position with Childress on Sunday. He'll be replaced...