Regan Smith to Fill in for Aric Almirola in This Weekend’s Coca-Cola 600

With Aric Almirola out indefinitely, Richard Petty Motorsports needs a replacement driver for the interim. In last weekend’s Monster Energy Open, RPM tabbed Regan Smith as the replacement. This weekend, Smith will drive the No. 43 Ford again, this time in the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Smith, drove to a fourth-place finish last weekend and did so with only 85 minutes of practice under his belt. He will drive the U.S. Air Force car this weekend, paying tribute to fallen Senior Airmen Mark Forester. 

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Penalty to Aric Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports a Big Hit to the Team

NASCAR levied down a stiff penalty to Richard Petty Motorsports on Wednesday, as Aric Almirola lost 35 driver points and the No. 43 Ford will see their crew chief Drew Blickensderfer suspended three races and fined $65k for the car having too much rear skew. That’s the same penalty that Brad Keselowski had from his car failing inspection at Phoenix. Almirola, finished fourth in last Sunday’s Geico 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway, as it was his second top five of the season. It was also his second consecutive top 10 finish,…

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Richard Petty’s Grandson Thad Moffitt to Make ARCA Debut This Weekend in Nashville

Thad Moffitt, the 16-year-old grandson of seven time NASCAR Cup champion Richard Petty, will make his ARCA Racing Series debuit on Saturday night in the Music City 200 presented by Azure Foundation at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, Tennessee. This weekend’s race will mark Moffitt’s first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start. The 16-year-old tested with Empire Racing Group, a development team of Richard Petty Motorsports, on the historic high-banked short-track last week, and proved he was ready for the next challenge.

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Classic Teams Wood Brothers, Richard Petty Motorspots Land Top 5’s in Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – Normally the big teams with the massive budgets are up front competing for wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on a weekly basis. Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske are usually the teams to beat. That’s why it was so refreshing to see teams like JTG-Daughtery Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports and the Wood Brothers land in the top five of Sunday’s Daytona 500. Ryan Blaney nearly took the Wood Brothers to victory lane for the second time in the last seven years…

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Richard Petty Motorsports Scales Back to 1 Car Team for 2017, Wants to “Reestablish” 2-Car Team for 2018

When the news was announced on Thursday that Go FAS Racing would lease a Charter from Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2017 NASCAR season, my first thoughts were that RPM would likely scale back to a one-car entry for next year. Brian Scott announced that he would retire upon the completion of the 2016 season, and with his sponsorship money being gone, and only a few months to find a replacement, it seemed that the organization may have thought it would be in their best interests to scale back for…

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Richard Petty Motorsports Partners with the American Red Cross for Martinsville Race This Weekend

Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that the American Red Cross, one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, will be featured as the primary partner on the No. 44 Ford Fusion driven by Brian Scott this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. With a history of giving back to the community, Richard Petty Motorsports and Scott will support giving back to the victims of Hurricane Matthew with a paint scheme donning a phone number to text and donate money to relief efforts. More than two weeks after Hurricane Matthew struck Florida, Georgia, South…

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Aric Almirola To Make 200th Career Sprint Cup Start This Weekend in Pocono

When the green flag drops on Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Pocono Raceway, it will be a milestone start for Richard Petty Motorsports’ Aric Almirola. This weekend, will be Almirola’s 200th career Sprint Cup start, as 170 of which have come with RPM. Almirola, 32, made is Sprint Cup debut in Las Vegas in 2007 with Joe Gibbs Racing, but it wasn’t until 2012 that he became a mainstay on NASCAR top level. The Florida native has one career victory in his first 199 starts, as that came in…

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