The NASCAR Insiders are reporting that Aric Almirola’s name has been mentioned as a potential candidate for one of Richard Petty Motorsports’ Fords next season.
AJ Allmendinger recently re-signed with the team. But, other than that, RPM has no drivers under contract for next season. Elliott Sadler announced he’d be leaving the team at season’s end. Kasey Kahne is leaving the team at season’s end, as he is slated to drive for Hendrick Motorsports in 2012. And, Paul Menard is said to be headed to Richard Childress Racing next season.
Marcos Ambrose has been rumored to be a candidate to fill Kahne’s vacant seat at RPM, but he could also end up in the seat vacated by Kahne. Ambrose announced he’d be leaving JTG Daugherty Racing at the end of the season. Bobby Labonte may replace Ambrose in JTG’s No. 47.