CONCORD, N.C. – Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today the hiring of one of the sports most talented crew chiefs in the NASCAR garage. Trent Owens has been assigned as the leader of Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Ford team beginning immediately. Owens has made his name known in[...]
Owens Will Lead Almirola and No. 43 TeamCONCORD, N.C. (December 2, 2013) – Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today the hiring of one of the sports most talented crew chiefs in the NASCAR garage. Trent Owens has been assigned as the leader of Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Ford team beginning immediately. Owens has made his name known in the NASCAR Nationwide Series over the...
If Jimmie Johnson wins his sixth Sprint Cup championship on Sunday and later completes his quest for seven and eight, will it make him the greatest of all time?
Richard Petty's record of 200 wins is untouchable considering that the Cup tour no longer races 40 and 50-plus events a year. That was the case during the King's first 13 seasons on the tour. Plus, Petty won his...
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Friday, November 15, 2013
Richard Petty won seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships during his Hall of Fame career and during a media session this morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway he spoke about the possibility of Jimmie Johnson capturing his sixth title on Sunday.
RICHARD PETTY, Owner...
Part of “101 Objects That Made America” Feature Article
CONCORD, N.C. (November 9, 2013) – The November Issue of the Smithsonian Magazine features Richard Petty’s famed No. 43 stock car as a part of a feature entitled, 101 Objects That Made America. After sourcing over 137 million artifacts held by 19 different museums, the Smithsonian selected 101 items to be featured. Included...
Twisted Tea Brewing Company Named Newest Partner of the No. 9 Ford and AmbroseCONCORD, N.C. (October 29, 2013) – Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today the company will partner with the Twisted Tea Brewing Company on its No. 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford team beginning in 2014. The hard iced tea brewer will be an associate sponsor of the car driven by two-time Cup Series...
NASCAR has ordered Richard Petty Motorsports development driver Corey LaJoie to undergo sensitivity training for an insensitive tweet.
LaJoie was also placed on indefinite probation Wednesday.
NASCAR did not refer to the since-deleted Oct. 15 tweet, by penalized LaJoie for ''an insensitive and intolerable communication.'' The tweet suggested TSA should conduct a...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2013
Richard Petty Motorsports has fired Todd Parrott for violating NASCAR's substance-abuse policy.
Parrott was crew chief for the No. 43 car driven by Aric Almirola for the last year. NASCAR suspended him indefinitely last week for failing a random drug test.
Petty said there was no way to keep Parrott with the team following the failed test.
''Circumstances beyond our...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2013
Todd Parrott was released from Richard Petty Motorsports on Monday for violating NASCAR's substance-abuse policy.
The 19-year veteran crew chief won the 1999 Sprint Cup championship with Dale Jarrett and most recently oversaw the No. 43 Ford team and driver Aric Almirola. Parrott has been with RPM since 2010. He has 31 Sprint Cup wins.
Parrott has already submitted his application...
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NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty is no stranger to handing over keys. As the current co-owner of the famed No. 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford, Petty allows his driver Aric Almirola to take the keys of his race car each week. But today, with partner Eckrich, Petty gave away a different set of keys to an unsuspecting military family. Petty gave United States Marine Corps...