Richard Petty Motorsports development driver Corey Lajoie has been placed on probation indefinitely and ordered him to undergo sensitivity training after he tweeted an insensitive comment about a man in a turban at the airport.
Todd Parrott, crew chief of Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Sprint Cup Ford and driver Aric Almirola, has been indefintely suspended from NASCAR competition for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy. Parrott was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) […]
While the paperwork still needs to clear, it appears that Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose are both set to return to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2014.
Juan Montoya will not return to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in 2014. There has been no word on who will replace him or where he will end up.
NASCAR confiscated the roof flap spacers from sixteen Sprint Cup teams after the spacers were found to have been modified during opening day inspections.
Michael Annett made his return to the NASCAR Nationwide Series, driving the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports in the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
U.S. Air Force has re-signed with Richard Petty Motorsports as an associate sponsor for the No. 43 team and driver Aric Almirola for the entire 2013 season. Air Force will also appear as primary sponsor on the car for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May and the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona […]
Smithfield Foods has expanded its sponsor of Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43, sponsoring the car for 25 Sprint Cup races in 2013. Smithfield’s Eckrich, Farmland, Gwaltney, Smithfield brands will appear on the car throughout the season. Almirola will in his second full-time season in the Cup Series for RPM. Related Stories Richard Petty Motorsports […]
Front Row Motorsports has hired veteran crew chief Frank Kerr to serve as crew chief for David Gilliland and the No. 38 Sprint Cup Ford Fusion, and Steven Lane to serve as crew chief for Josh Wise and the No. 26 team. Kerr joined the team after serving as crew chief for JTG Daugherty Racing’s […]
Penske Racing has signed veteran crew chief Greg Erwin to serve as crew chief for Sam Hornish Jr and the No. 12 Nationwide Series team. Erwin most recently served as crew chief for Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 team. Hornish finished fourth in the Nationwide Series standings, with 10 top 5 s and 22 top […]