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How Dale Earnhardt convinced first owner to put him in car

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the late Dale Earnhardt's first career top series NASCAR start, which came in the 1975 World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Watch the above video, which explains how Earnhardt -- a shaggy-haired, unproven short-track racer from Kannapolis, North Carolina, with a reputation for being hard on equipment -- had to convince Ed Negre to let...
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NSCS: From Horses to Horsepower, E.E. Ward Moves Into High Gear with Richard Petty Motorsports

One of the Nation’s Oldest Minority-owned Businesses Will Write the Next Chapter of its 134-year History with Racing Legend Richard Petty. MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 22, 2015) – Richard Petty Motorsports welcomes Columbus, Ohio based E.E. Ward Moving & Storage, one of the country’s oldest minority-owned businesses, as an associate sponsor on the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang...
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From Horses to Horsepower; E.E.Ward Moves Into High Gear with RPM

Richard Petty Motorsports welcomes Columbus, Ohio based E.E. Ward Moving & Storage, one of the country's oldest minority-owned businesses, as an associate sponsor on the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang this weekend.     E.E. Ward will have its logo on the rear decklid of Dakoda Armstrong's Ford during the NASCAR XFINITY Series' Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The opportunity...

Throwback Thursday – Roberts’ Crash Spurs Safety Advances

Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1964 World 600 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – May 24, 1964 The World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway has always been one of NASCAR’s premier series crown jewel events, alongside the Daytona 500 and Southern 500. The 1964 running was the 5th edition of the event, which was the 25th of 62 races scheduled for the heavily...
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NSCS: Twisted Tea Adds Races with Hornish and No. 9 Team

Joins Team for Upcoming Charlotte & Dover Sprint Cup Events MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 20, 2015) - After serving as the primary sponsor of the No. 9 Ford Fusion team for select races beginning in 2014, Twisted Tea Brewing Company has once again increased their partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) by adding two additional races to their 2015 schedule. The Twisted Tea...
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Get a taste of NASCAR in Orlando at I-DRIVE NASCAR

Ever since the announced closure of the Richard Petty Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway, and the demolition of the NASCAR Café in Universal CityWalk, motorsports enthusiasts have been wondering where they will be able to fulfill their need for speed while on a pilgrimage to the land of the mouse and wizard. That question was answered, in part, with the recent opening...

Stewart, Patrick, Dillon and The King Headline Darlington Hospitality

TONY STEWART, DANICA PATRICK, AUSTIN DILLON, RICHARD PETTY SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN DARLINGTON STRIPE ZONE HOSPITALITY All-inclusive packages at Darlington Raceway still available for fans to get up-close-and-personal with NASCAR stars DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (May 19, 2015) – A star-studded lineup of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers has been confirmed for the Darlington Stripe...
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Richard Petty Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing Team up with U.S. Air Force for 600 Miles of Remembrance

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and Roush Fenway Racing will team up with the U.S. Air Force for NASCAR's 600 Miles of Remembrance campaign at NASCAR's longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. The teams will utilize this campaign to honor three U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country on the 10th anniversary of their death.     On May 30...

NASCAR: Go RPM – Win Hot Passes from northAmerican

Get ready to start your engines! North American Van Lines is excited to announce a promotional giveaway in collaboration with our partner, Richard Petty Motorsports. How to enter, promotion guidelines and full details are provided below. We look forward to sharing our love for Richard Petty Motorsports and racing with you over the next few months! Prize One winner will receive...
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Richard Petty Statement after Accident in Orlando, Florida

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 13, 2015) - Richard Petty comments after the passing of Gary Terry, an employee of the Exotic Driving Experience:  “The entire Petty family, and everyone associated with Petty, is deeply saddened by the passing of Gary Terry yesterday.  Our prayers go out to his family and everyone affected by this tragedy.  We are all thinking about the family and...
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