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JEB BURTON – DUSTING OFF A NASCAR TRADITION

Sandusky, OH (July 21, 2014) – Much like the “Burton” name, the tenth race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule is arguably one of the most historic stops for NASCAR’s top-three touring divisions. In 2013, the series returned to its roots for the first time since Richard Petty, one of 77 NASCAR drivers to win on dirt, won at N.C. Speedway in Raleigh...
Via On Pit Road
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Richard Petty Motorsports Accomplishes Goal of Making Chase Field,Writes a Storybook Finish at Daytona

CONCORD, N.C. (July 7, 2014) - The commitment of Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and all its partners to get into The Chase came to fruition Sunday afternoon at the perfect place, The World Center of Racing, the Daytona International Speedway. Putting the No. 43 back where it should be, Aric Almirola and the No. 43 U.S. Air Force team won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened Coke...
Via On Pit Road
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Richard Petty Motorsports will remain with Ford

Richard Petty Motorsports considered other manufactures but will stay with Ford. On Sunday driver Aric Almirola placed the No. 43 Ford Fusion into victory lane after the Coke Zero 400 was cut short due to rain. The win was the first for the No. 43 car since the 1999 season when John Andretti won at Martinsville. Lee Spencer makes the following statement to close out her most recent...
Via Tireball.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Almirola Wins on the King's Anniversary; Complete Coke Zero 400 Results

Aric Almirola took the Petty Motorsports Ford to Victory Lane at Daytona, at the same track and on the same weekend that Richard Petty achieved his 200th and final NASCAR win 30 years earlier. In an event postponed one day and then truncated to 112 laps due to rain, Almirola recorded the first win of his Sprint Cup career and probably assured himself a spot in this year's ...
Via Racing-reference
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400

Aric Almirola got his first career Sprint Cup Series victory and first victory for the No. 43 car since 1999 on Sunday by winning the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. The race was called because of rain after 112 of the 160 laps were completed on the 2.5-mile super speedway.  Almirola led 14 laps. The 30-year-old Almirola got his first win on the 30th anniversary...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  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

Richard Petty Comments on Passing of Patricia Petty

Patricia Petty, wife of Maurice Petty and sister-in-law to Richard Petty, passed away Sunday, May 11. Richard Petty offered the following statement:   "We all love Patricia. She was another cornerstone in the Petty family and was always there for Maurice and allowed us to do what we loved to do. She was just another special part of the family. We'll miss her and give...

Richard Petty’s wife “The First Lady of NASCAR” Lynda passes away

At the age of 72, Lynda Gayle Owens Petty passed away peacefully at her home in Level Cross, North Carolina, surrounded by family. Known as the first women of NASCAR, she was married with Richard Petty for over 50 years.  Petty has been fighting cancer over the past several years. “On behalf of the France Family and everyone at NASCAR, I want to offer sincere condolences to the...
Via On Pit Road
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty dies

RANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, has died after battling cancer. She was 72.
Via FOXSports.com
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Petty Revamps Tim Tebow’s College Car (Photo)

“Started from the bottomed now we’re here” That’s what Tim Tebow’s old 1995 Ford Thunderbird is thinking right now. Tebow’s old college hoopty has received a long overdue face left and makeover. After months of hard work and revamping at racing legend Richard Petty’s garage in Level Cross, N.C., this old Thunderbird is now ready for a new track. According to Jacksonville...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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