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RPM May Be Considering Switch From Ford To Toyota

Posted By Michael J Smith On October 27, 2010 @ 2:10 pm In Cup | No Comments

[1]FoxSports.com [2] is reporting that Richard Petty met with officials from Toyota and Michael Waltrip Racing Sunday and Monday, which could mean the team is considering a switch from Ford Fusions from Roush Fenway Racing to Toyota Camrys from MWR. At this point, this is purely speculation.

It also appears that George Gillett is not a part of this deal. Rumors are circulating that Petty is looking for investors so that he can purchase the majority interest [3] of RPM from Gillett.

In related news, Gillett’s Booth Creek Resort Properties sold its Northstar-at-Tahoe to Vail Resorts for $63 million, according to Sirius Speedway [4].  Without the sale, RPM would have been in danger of missing the AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, sources say.


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[2] FoxSports.com: http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/NASCAR-Richard-Petty-Toyota-meeting-Michael-Waltrip

[3] purchase the majority interest: http://lead-lap.com/2010/10/25/rumor-petty-attempting-to-buy-majority-of-rpm/

[4] Sirius Speedway: http://www.sirius-speedway.com/2010/10/gillett-sells-resort-to-raise-racing.html

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