Rick Hendrick is finalizing a contract extension that would keep Dale Earnhardt Jr with Hendrick Motorsports for the next three-to-five years. It makes sense for him to re-sign with the team.
Kevin Harvick Inc announced that it has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreements with Rheem Manufacturing Company and Menards for the team’s No. 33 Nationwide Series Chevy in 2011 and 2012.
Paul Menard, who is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season to join Richard Childress Racing, will drive the No. 27 Menards Chevy in 2011. Menard’s new car will feature the same paint scheme his car currently features, including the familiar fluorescent yellow. Visit Jayski’s page to see the car.
Richard Petty Motorsports is in danger of going under after this weekend’s Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway, according to Foxsports.com.
With two teams set for next season, Richard Petty Motorsports team owner Richard Petty hasn’t ruled out the possibility of fielding a third Sprint Cup entry next season.
Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that Marcos Ambrose will drive the team’s No. 9 car in 2011, replacing the departing Kasey Kahne, who is leaving to drive for Red Bull Racing in 2011 while he waits for a seat to open up at Hendrick Motorsports.
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.
Frontstretch is reporting that Paul Menard has agreed in principle to drive a fourth Richard Childress Racing Chevy in 2011. His Menards sponsorship would move to RCR with him, as it is his father’s company.
AJ Allmendinger has signed a multi-year deal to stay with Richard Petty Motorsports behind the wheel of the No. 43 Ford. A formal announcement is expected Friday at Watkins Glen International.
Richard Childress Racing is said to be considering fielding a fourth Sprint Cup Chevy next season. Also, the team is in the process of finalizing a deal to run Kevin Harvick Inc.’s Nationwide Series program in 2011.