Richard Petty Motorsports Tag

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
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Entering last June’s race at Pocono Raceway, Darrell Wallace, Jr. was in new territory, making his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start with Richard Petty Motorsports with his driving future still up in the air. A year later, Wallace returns to the “Tricky Triangle” as the full-time driver for RPM, his future secure behind the wheel of the No. 43 car as both driver and team have their sights set on improving their performance thus far in 2018. “I was thinking about it in theRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Several drivers had tire issues in Sunday’s ARCA Racing Series Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway. While Thad Moffitt avoided the cut tires that plagued several of the contending drivers, he did go for a spin in his No. 46 Empire Racing Ford at the halfway point of the 200-lap race. Moffitt would pit for fresh General Tire rubber and continued to log laps, benefiting from five drivers cutting tires in a span of three laps inside of 50 laps to go. When the checkered flagRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – At the end of the Monster Energy Open, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. seemed poised to make the Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the end, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Contender watched his chances slip away with three laps to go in the final stage. Pit strategy prior to the final stage put Wallace in the lead. The No. 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 had just two fresh tires with everyone elseRead More