Richard Petty Motorsports Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Even for a driver used to pushing the 200-mph barrier on the track, Bubba Wallace’s ride to work on Thursday afternoon was one of a kind. With a sponsor like the United States Air Force, Wallace has had the opportunity to experience some extraordinary activities and this time around it came in the form of a 10,000 foot skydive out of the back of a C-17 Globemaster into the infield of Daytona International Speedway. Amid gusty winds and sunny skies, Wallace floatedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 26 Years in Cup: Three Career Wins: Six Truck Series wins Is the third year the charm? Bubba Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports certainly hope so. After scoring three top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish in the Daytona 500 in his first full-time season with the team in 2018, there weren’t many high spots for the No. 43Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer AVONDALE, Arizona — Hours removed from NASCAR penalizing Bubba Wallace 50 driver points and fined $50,000 for admitting that he deliberately spun out in last Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, several Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers were asked about their take of his penalty. Among those vocal from the very beginning was Kyle Larson, who felt it was clear as day that it was on purpose. After qualifying fifth for tomorrow’s Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway, Larson hopes the message will be sent to everyRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent He wasn’t a playoff spoiler, but Bubba Wallace still had a career day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Richard Petty Motorsports driver moved into the top-10 in the final stage. Wallace’s No. 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 picked off position after position. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver avoided the late attrition to break into the top-five with 50 laps to go. Wallace battled Ryan Blaney and William Byron as he moved closer to the lead of the Big Machine Vodka 400Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – Once again, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace joined the NASCAR photography corps during the Bristol Motor Speedway race weekend. The driver of the No. 43 Victory Junction Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 previously explained that he shoots photography when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule allows. That schedule allowed Wallace to shoot during Thursday night’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series UNOH 200 and NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300. Wallace still considers photography a hobby and admits he’s learning as he goes.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent As a man of many talents, Bubba Wallace joined the multitude of photographers documenting the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway last Friday night. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver got his start in the photography world in 2010. Wallace, along with his cousin, took photos throughout the weekend at the Sparta, Kentucky track. The duo shot photos during the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 and the Alsco 300. This wasn’t the first time the Richard PettyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sponsorships for Bubba Wallace have been one of the main themes of his sophomore Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, mostly being a struggle finding one on a consistent basis. That’ll all change Friday as Victory Junction Gang Camp will be sponsorsing his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for 16 of the remaining 23 races, beginning this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Not only Victory Junction have stepped up to the plate in helping Wallace’s Cup career, but one of Bubba’s primary sponsors,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – A top-five in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race doesn’t add $1 Million but gave Bubba Wallace a much-needed confidence boost. Wallace restarted his No. 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 inside the top-five on the final restart at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He pushed eventual race winner Kyle Larson out to the lead and battled Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. After several laps, Harvick and Busch pulled away. “I had it wide open on that last restart and whenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pressure in the world of sports is anything but new, but for Bubba Wallace, he’s facing intense pressure that’s already exceeded last season’s rookie campaign heading into the 12th race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Wallace currently sits 28th in points, 131 points behind Erik Jones, who holds the 16th and final playoff spot, and just 35 points ahead of 31st place Matt Tifft, the lowest points driver who’s competed in all 11 races. Luck hasn’t been on the Mobile, Alabama native’sRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor We all know how dominant Petty Enterprises was in its heyday, as the organization captured 250+ wins over the course of its lifespan with Richard Petty, Lee Petty, and a handful of others behind the wheel, but after Petty’s final win in 1984, trips to Victory Lane would become a much rarer sight. Only three other times after that would a Petty Enterprises No. 43 car take the checkered flag and in April 1999, John Andretti would be the last driver to deliver a win forRead More