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Mega Mopar Asks Racers to Pick Sides

Charger or Challenger has been a debate among Mopar fans for decades.     Each side has its own racing heritage with legends like Richard Petty and "Big Daddy" Don Garlits or recent racers Matt Hagan and Jeg Coughlin Jr. taking a Charger or Challenger to victory lane time and time again.     At the July 31-August 1 Mega Mopar Action Series stop, Memphis International Raceway...

Twisted Tea Returns to the No. 9 Ford in Daytona

Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 9 Twisted Tea team are coming off their second Top-10 finish of the season after last weekend's 10th-place result in Sonoma, Calif. Now, Hornish is excited to return to Daytona International Speedway where Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) is the defending champion of the race.   Hornish also knows that RPM has a history of building and preparing some of...

Sam Hornish Scores Top-10, Aric Almirola a Best Finish on a Road Course

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) made the best out of their trip to the west coast and their annual visit to the Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.  With the No. 9 and No. 43 Sprint Cup teams returning to North Carolina on Monday, they did with another Top-10 finish at the technical road course located in Napa Valley.   Sam Hornish and the Jacob Companies No. 9 team finished 10th in Sunday...

NSCS: Richard Petty Motorsports Sonoma 350 Qualifying Report

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) is in Napa Valley this weekend for Sunday’s first road course race of the season at the Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.   Friday, teams entered the track for two practice sessions.  Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 9 Jacob Companies Ford was a Top-10 car in both sessions.  On Saturday, the track didn’t have the speed from Friday and Hornish qualified 24th...
Via On Pit Road
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via On Pit Road
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Motor Racing Digest
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via On Pit Road
April 13, 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

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 our love...
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