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RICHARD PETTY RUMORS

Richard Petty Presented The American Legion's James V. Day "Good Guy" Award

Praised for his patriotism and his service to the community, NASCAR Hall of Famer "The King" Richard Petty was presented The American Legion's James V. Day "Good Guy" Award during the organization's 96th annual national convention today.   "Richard Petty is so much more than just a former race driver and now current team owner," American Legion...

Michigan and Mid-Ohio Provide Highlights for Richard Petty Motorsports Over Weekend

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) competed in both Michigan and Ohio this past weekend with plenty of good news coming out of both states for the organization.    On Saturday afternoon Dakoda Armstrong and his No. 43 WinField team earned their first Top-10 finish of the season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It was Armstrong's best finish...

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
July 07, 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...

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

Maurice Petty completes Petty clan in Hall of Fame

The Petty dynasty is now completely represented in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Maurice Petty was formally inducted Wednesday night into the Hall, joining his father, brother and cousin as members of the exclusive group. Maurice Petty was the first member of the fifth class to be inducted during Wednesday night's ceremony. ''The Chief'' was inducted by brother Richard...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Petty, crew chief Parrott part ways

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...
Via Fox Sports
October 22, 2013  |  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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