Found January 24, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
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CONCORD, N.C – Smithfield Foods announced today it will expand its partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports to include primary sponsor of the legendary No. 43 Ford in 25 events during the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Smithfield Foods and its family of brands including Eckrich, Farmland, Gwaltney and Smithfield will all participate as primary sponsors throughout the year. Aric Almirola will drive the Smithfield Foods-backed No. 43 Ford in his second full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest producer of pork products, will continue to engage fans with unique marketing initiatives that introduce NASCAR fans to the company’s many brands and products. Both rich with history, Smithfield Foods and Richard Petty Motorsports are a natural match while both pursue continued excellence in their respective industries. “We are thrilled to come back as a partner of Richard Petty Motorsports, Aric and the No. 43 team this season,” said Joe L...
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