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2-time Daytona 500 winner Pete Hamilton dies at 74

Pete Hamilton, winner of consecutive Daytona 500s, died Wednesday. He was 74. Richard Petty Motorsports and NASCAR both announced Hamilton’s death. Hamilton won four career Cup races, including the Daytona 500 in 1970 and 1971. He also won twice at Talladega Superspeedway in 1971. Hamilton’s 1970 Daytona victory was in the No. 40 Plymouth Superbird fielded by Petty Enterprises...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

Aric Almirola's inspiring story now includes career-best Daytona 500 finish

Almost overlooked in all the mayhem that was last Sunday’s Daytona 500 was the career-best finish of fourth logged by Aric Almirola in the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway.Almirola certainly was pleased with it after avoiding a series of multi-car accidents that took out many of the top contenders in the race long before the checkered flag flew."It was a wild...
Via FOX Sports
24 days ago

Richard Petty drove with a broken neck (twice), but that's not all

Richard Petty drove with a broken neck not once, but twice during his Hall of Fame career that included a record 200 race wins and a record-tying seven NASCAR Premier Series championships.Apparently he didn't even realize it the first time.But that's not the half of it.Petty recently sat down with @TheBuzzer's Daryl Motte and ticked off a litany of injuries that he nearly always...
Via FOX Sports
February 08, 2017

WATCH: Richard Petty on Johnson's Historic Success I NASCAR RACEDAY

Richard Petty discusses the significance of Jimmie Johnson attempting to capture his 7th title, and why he is the best driver of his time.
Via FOX Sports
November 20, 2016  |  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
November 10, 2016

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 and Petty Family Statement on Passing of Barney Hall

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 27, 2016) – Richard Petty and the entire Petty family join the NASCAR community in mourning of the passing of Barney Hall. A statement from Richard Petty: “Barney will be forever the original voice of NASCAR. He may not have been there at the first race, but he was at a lot of them and is a pioneer of the sport.  He helped grow the sport nationally...
Via On Pit Road
January 27, 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

Brian Scott, Richard Petty Join For 2016 Sprint Cup Series

HHP/Rusty Jarrett Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm December 11, 2015 Richard Petty Motorsports announced 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 compete for the Rookie of...
Via Motor Racing Digest
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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