Richard Petty Motorsports Tag

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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s 61st annual running of the Daytona 500. Age: 25 Years in Cup: One Career Wins: Zero What started off on an absolute high turned out to be a nightmarish rookie campaign for Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. Heading into his second season, Wallace is among one of the drivers that’ll seek for an improving campaign after finishing 28th in points, with just a single top-fiveRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the fourth time this season, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace will have a new sponsor to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Transportation Impact will adorn the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Transportation Impact joins Click n’ Close, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and World Wide Technology as sponsors of the NASCAR’s Premier Series team. In the debut race for Click n’ Close, the team finished runner-up in the Daytona 500. Across NASCAR’s three NationalRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway will mark Kasey Kahne’s final race as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. The 15-year veteran’s career has spanned many of the highs in recent NASCAR history. Although Kahne has never won a Championship, he has earned 31 victories across all three of NASCAR’s National Series, 18 in the Premier Series alone. The Enumclaw, WA native has driven for six team including Evernham Motorsports, Richard Petty Motorsports, and Hendrick Motorsports. For Kahne, the 2006Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Over the last few seasons, brake failures have become commonplace at Pocono with speeds topping 200 mph entering Turn 1 on the 2.5-mile track. On Sunday, Darrell Wallace, Jr. became the latest to have a brake failure coming off of the longest straightaway in NASCAR, leading to a massive hit into the outside SAFER barrier. “I’m okay. That was a huge hit,” said Wallace. “Babe, I’m fine, Mom, everybody back at home, I’m okay.  Hardest one of my career.  I was just telling them here thereRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer With just over half of their first full-season together, Richard Petty Motorsports has signed Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. to a multi-year contract extension. Wallace, who debuted in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the team co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty at Pocono Raceway last season, will make his 25th Premier Series start on Sunday. Wallace, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year competitor, earned a runner-up finish in the Daytona 500 and has two top-10s this season. Prior to the season, RPM movedRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. has one of the more high-pressured rides to compete in for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Those expectations in part, come from Wallace’s talent behind the wheel, and Richard Petty’s legacy in the No. 43. Many have high expectations for the driver of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. However, the likelihood of Wallace, or any driver reaching the win total of the team’s namesake, co-owner, and driver that made that number famous is incredibly small with today’sRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. and team owner Richard Petty share a unique bond, having won on dirt tracks. Wallace is one of six drivers to win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway, and Petty was the last driver to win on dirt in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 1970 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, N.C. Last week, Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Premier Series Champion, and the owner of Eldora Speedway raised the prospectRead More