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RICHARD PETTY RUMORS

A case of deja blue

When Aric Almirola’s No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford pulled out of the garage for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series practice at Martinsville, it recalled the halcyon days of Petty Enterprises when team owner Richard Petty won 15 Cup races at the .526-mile short track. Now, Aric Almirola is carrying the striking Petty blue and red color of the STP-sponsored car, and he’s fully...

NSCS: Almirola Hopes to Continue His Career-Best Start to Season with Good Finish at Martinsville

Will Run Historic No. 43 STP Ford at Storied Petty Track kamagra zsel rendels Sitting 10th in points, Aric Almirola is off to his best career-start after five races. As the No. 43 team enters a track filled with Petty history, they will bring the historic STP paint scheme and hope to continue the success that Richard Petty tallied at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Petty...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinsville Speedway Honors Longtime Martinsville Bulletin Photographer Mike Wray

The first year Mike Wray shot photos at Martinsville Speedway, Cale Yarborough and Richard Petty visited victory lane, the Beatles were still a band and Lyndon Johnson was in the White House. Since those first races in 1968 the recently-retired Martinsville Bulletin photographer shot more than 340 feature races at Martinsville Speedway in about 10 different divisions. When you add...

Hornish Hopes Historic Petty Past Leads to Success at Martinsville

Throughout the years, there hasn't been an organization that has dominated at Martinsville Speedway like the Pettys. From 1949-2008, Petty Enterprises accumulated 19 wins, 53 Top- Five and 75 Top-10 finishes in 158 starts. What's even more impressive? Richard Petty, himself, was accountable for 15 of the 19 wins during that time, the most wins of any driver at the track. These stats...

Richard Petty Motorsports Off to Best Start in Five Years Almirola in Top 10 After West Coast Swing

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) completed their three-race West Coast swing Sunday afternoon at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.  After an 11th-place finish, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Smithfield Ford team are now 10th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points after the first five races.    The mark in points for the 43 team is the best since Paul...

NCSC: Medallion Bank to Sponsor No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Team in 2015

Bank to Partner with Select Recreational and Home Improvement Companies Camping World to Partner with No. 9 Team at Las Vegas and Phoenix kamagra zsel rendels   MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 26, 2015) – Medallion Bank announced today a strategic partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) to support RPM and the No. 9 Ford team driven by Sam Hornish Jr. Medallion...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ford teams up with Richard Petty to build 627-hp Mustang GT

Now here's a Mustang fit for a king. The King, that is. Petty's Garage, the performance house run by racing legend Richard Petty, has teamed up with Ford to build 143 special edition Mustang GTs. Petty Motorsports runs a Mustang in NASCAR's Xfinity series along with two Ford Fusions in Sprint Cup. One hundred of the cars will be Stage 1 models featuring a 627 hp supercharged Ford...
Via Fox Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Petty Motorsports Announces Driver Update to No. 9 Ford Team

CONCORD, N.C. (September 13, 2014) - Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today the No. 9 team will move forward with a new driver in 2015. Marcos Ambrose, who has been with RPM since 2011, has informed the organization that he will return to his native home of Australia in 2015. This was a personal decision by Ambrose. At this time RPM is currently evaluating several driver...
Via On Pit Road
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Petty Motorsports continues to mull manufacturer change

getty images Richard Petty Motorsports is considering a move away from Ford. At first owner Richard Petty elicited laughter when he broke the news. “We talk to everybody all the time; I’ve been talking to Volkswagen,” said Petty during a visit to the Dollar General’s annual Race Day. Currently RPM fields who cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Aric Almirola...
Via Tireball.com
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Maurice Petty completes Petty clan in Hall of Fame

The Petty dynasty is now completely represented in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Maurice Petty was formally inducted Wednesday night into the Hall, joining his father, brother and cousin as members of the exclusive group. Maurice Petty was the first member of the fifth class to be inducted during Wednesday night's ceremony. ''The Chief'' was inducted by brother Richard Petty, the seven...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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