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 [...]
Richard Childress Racing’s Jeff Burton and Richard Petty Motorsports’s Marcos Ambrose will have new crew chiefs in 2013.
Richard Petty Motorsports has renewed its partnership with Ford, the team announced. The extended partnership means that RPM will field Fords for its two Sprint Cup teams and its Nationwide Series teams. The team will also continue its deals with Roush Fenway Racing and Roush-Yates Engine. The team still plans to field two Cup teams [...]
Despite reports that Richard Petty Motorsports is considering a switch to Chevy, Ford says its “very close” to re-signing the team.
Richard Petty Motorsports has swapped crew chiefs and crews for its No. 9 and No. 43 Sprint Cup Series entries driven by Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola, respectively.
Kurt Busch has spoken with several teams about Cup rides for 2013, with two of those teams being teams that were potential Dodge teams before the manufacturer elected to bow out of NASCAR competition in 2013.