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Richard Petty said he hopes to have a new deal with Ford completed within the next three weeks but acknowledged that it will not be as good financially for the team. Much of the manufacture money that had been going to Petty’s team will now go to Penske Racing as the organization moves from Dodge to Ford in 2013. Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) will field two cars next season. “We’ve always been here, so we’re going to be here,” said Richard Petty in an interview with ESPN’s David Newton. The driver lineup may change at RPM though. Marcos Ambrose has won at Watkins Glen in each of the last two seasons and has talked about racing for the team in 2013 but questions remain about the status of Aric Almirola. Almirola is currently 22nd in the driver standings and Petty only offered a “We’ll see” when asked about his future with the team. “Right now, everything we’ve got going is in the air, just like it has been the last three or four years.” Almirola signed a one year deal with RPM last wi

Marcos Ambrose AdvoCare 500 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – With time running out to make the Chase, a victory this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway would go a long way to help solidify Marcos Ambrose’s chance for a wild-card spot. With a win at Watkins Glen and two top-five finishes at Michigan and Bristol, Ambrose needs a victory this weekend to cap off what has already been an impressive month for Richard Petty Motorsports...

Aric Almirola AdvoCare 500 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – While others are barbecuing and boating this Labor Day weekend, Aric Almirola is ready to get back into his “office” at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. The driver is eager to climb back into the cockpit of the No. 43 Ford after a mid-race accident forced an early exit from last weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Before...

Paulie Harraka and Wauters Motorsports Part Ways Effective Immediately

Paulie Harraka and Wauters Motorsports have parted ways effective immediately. Aric Almirola will be making his first appearance of 2012 in the Craftsman Truck Series driving the No.5 for Wauters Motorsports at Saturday nights Jeff Foxworthy Grit Chips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is not much of [...]

Junior luncheon part of convention

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is doing its best to win friends and influence people. With NASCAR fans, there's no better face to put forward than Dale Earnhardt Jr. But how will that work with the Democratic fans? We'll find out next week in Charlotte, NC, when the Democratic National Convention comes to town. On Tuesday, delegates are invited by the...
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