RICHARD PETTY RUMORS

One ripple in NASCAR manufacturer pond can have huge effect

How much can a change in team-manufacturer affiliation affect the balance of power in NASCAR?Plenty.If you don’t believe it, just look at the statistics from the just-completed NASCAR Premier Series season.In 2016, Toyotas won 16 Premier Series points races, to 12 for Chevrolet and eight for Ford. Toyota also won its first NASCAR Premier Series Manufacturers’ Championship this...
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15 hours ago

Is Winning Seven Sprint Cup Championships Easier now than in any Previous Era?

On November 20, 2016 NASCAR history was made as Jimmie Johnson claimed his seventh Sprint Cup series championship, tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. Before this historic feat can even be championships are not as good as those of Petty and Earnhardt. I completely disagree. Johnson has captured seven Sprint Cup Championships in an era of closer competition, stricter rules...
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8 days ago

Brad Keselowski looks to 2017, but not happy about end to 2016

Lost in the glowing aftermath of Jimmie Johnson’s incredible run to a record-tying seventh NASCAR Premier Series championship was the fact that some drivers, namely Brad Keselowski, were not too happy with what transpired on a restart with 10 laps to go in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.The cars of Carl Edwards and Joey Logano got into each other on the...
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13 days ago

Why comparing Jimmie Johnson, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt isn't fair

After watching the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, I really don’t know what else you could look for in a championship race.It was the culmination of nine months and 36 weeks of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing. I likened it to Game 7 of the World Series from a few weeks ago. It was similar like the great storylines of the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland...
Via FOX Sports
14 days ago

Johnson ties Petty and Earnhardt with 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup championship

In NASCAR, it’s not about where you start but where you finish. After having to start at the back of the field, Jimmie Johnson marched through from 40th place and dodged a big accident late in the race to make history. Not only did Johnson win the Ford EcoBoost 400, he tied legends like Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt by winning his 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. In all...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

King reluctant to share NASCAR title throne with Johnson

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Richard Petty and Jimmie Johnson could soon a share a spot in NASCAR's championship record book. The racing greats don't share much of a friendship. Petty, NASCAR's career leader with 200 wins, has yet to speak to Johnson since the Hendrick Motorsports star earned a spot in the season finale with a championship berth on the line. Johnson would match Petty...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Scott announces he'll retire after 2016 season

Richard Petty Motorsports and Brian Scott announced this morning that he'll retire from NASCAR competition at the end of the 2016 Sprint Cup season.Scott made his NASCAR national series debut in 2007 in the Camping World Truck Series. After competing with the trucks for three seasons, he moved up to the XFINITY Series and raced there full-time until last season.The 28-year-old made...
Via FOX Sports
25 days ago

NSCS: Petty Family Foundation and Richard Petty Museum Thank Local Fire Department After Recent Fire

Donate $1,000 to Level Cross Fire Department LEVEL CROSS, NC – (April 14, 2016) – The Petty Family Foundation donated $1,000 to the Level Cross (N.C.) Fire Department as their way of thanking the local firefighters for their help with a recent minor fire. Station 43 firefighters responded quickly last week after a small fire was reported at the current site of Petty’s...
Via On Pit Road
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

NSCS: Richard Petty Motorsports Adds Brian Scott to Sprint Cup Series Lineup

Scott Will Compete for Rookie of the Year in First Full Sprint Cup Season MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 11, 2015) – Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that XFINITY Series veteran Brian Scott will join Aric Almirola in their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series lineup. The 2016 season will mark Scott’s first full-time Sprint Cup Series schedule, where he will have the opportunity to...
Via On Pit Road
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Sam Hornish Jr. Will Not Return to Richard Petty Motorsports

Speaking with the media over the weekend, Richard Petty announced that Sam Hornish Jr. will not return to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2015. Petty was directly asked whether Hornish would be driving the No. 9 entry, in which Petty responded, “No, I don’t think so.” “We’re still working on what we’re gonna do with the 9 car and crew and all that stuff,” he added. ...
Via On Pit Road
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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