Richard Petty Motorsports is expanding its operation with a development program for drivers Corey LaJoie and Ryan Truex.
LaJoie, 21, competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East the past five years. He won five races last season and finished second in the standings. LaJoie is the son of former Nationwide Series champ Randy Lajoie.
Truex is also a second-generation racer and brother of Martin Truex Jr. The 21-year-old native of Mayetta, NJ won two K&N East championships and five races in his three seasons of competition. Truex has also competed in both the Camping World Truck and Nationwide series. His best results came at Dover last year in the Nationwide Series, where he won the pole for the June race and finished second.
RPM director of motorsports Sammy Johns said the drivers were introduced to the organization the past two weeks.
"We signed both driver to development deals, and we'll decide what races they'll run based on sponsorship," Johns said. "Now that the drivers...