Richard Petty Motorsports Tag

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer BRISTOL, Tenn. – Taking the lead for the first time in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is almost like a rite of passage. The most recent driver to add his name to the list of drivers to take the lead is Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr. He led briefly in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it was memorable. Wallace drove like a veteran as storm clouds rolled in at Bristol. He drove through the top-10, eventually finding himself in theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – It may have taken pit strategy to do so, but Darrell Wallace, Jr. will leave Texas with his best finish since the Daytona 500, scoring an eighth-place finish. After regrouping over the off weekend, Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports came into the Lone Star State looking to turn things around after they have been on a backslide since the season opener. The team had failed to finish higher than 20th in the five races since but were bound and determined toRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor For the third time in as many weeks, the famous No. 43 car piloted by Darrell Wallace, Jr. will have a new sponsor adorning the quarter-panels after Richard Petty Motorsports announced that The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will come on board for this weekend’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “The Cosmopolitan is one of the coolest places on the Strip,” said Wallace Jr. “Everything that is a part of the resort is the best of the best of Vegas. I enjoy going toRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After finishing second in the Daytona 500, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. now has a sponsor for Atlanta Motor Speedway. Wallace will drive the No. 43 NASCAR Racing Experience Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Petty Motorsports in the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 on Sunday, February 25. Wallace has three previous starts at the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His best finish was sixth in last year’s event. In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, “Bubba” Wallace has one previous start onRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When it comes to iconic names in the Daytona 500, Richard Petty is second to none, and on Sunday, his car brought home a second-place finish in the Great American Race with heralded rookie Darrell Wallace, Jr. behind the wheel. After an offseason of turmoil that saw changes in manufacturers, drivers, shop locations, and more, Richard Petty Motorsports has come out swinging in 2018 with Wallace as their driver, showcasing their new alliance with Richard Childress Racing and Chevrolet on theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In the final practice session ahead of Sunday’s 60th running of the Daytona 500, Darrell Wallace, Jr. took his No. 43 Chevrolet to the top of the board, posting the fastest time in the final hour of preparation before the Great American Race. Wallace turned in a time of 45.696 seconds, 196.954 mph, followed by Daniel Suarez, who was fastest in the two practice sessions on Friday, in second. With Richard Petty Motorsports’ new alliance with Richard Childress Racing and ChevroletRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — After a season that saw Chevrolet miss out on the top-four in the final championship standings in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the first time in recent memory, a new car model for the 2018 season has the Bowtie Brigade energized for the season to come. Late last year, Chevrolet unveiled the Camaro ZL1 model that would be replacing the outgoing SS, marking the first redesign for the manufacturer since the Gen 6 was rolled out in 2013. RightRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – New motor coach. Friends and family tickets to the Daytona 500. Lively media mixer at local go-kart track. Motivational call from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Check, check, check and CHECK. Darrell Wallace Jr. figures he’s pretty set for his inaugural debut driving Richard Petty’s No. 43 Smithfield Chevrolet in NASCAR’s biggest race, the Feb. 18 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway (on FOX at 2:30 p.m.). The popular driver known by friends and fans simply as, “Bubba” showed up to participateRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the top-30 drivers in the series leading into next month’s 60th running of the Daytona 500. Age: 24 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Six Truck Series wins Wallace began the 2017 season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Roush-Fenway Racing, but a sponsorship shortfall caused his season to come to a premature end after just 12 races. After Aric Almirola was injured at Kansas in May, Wallace got theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer No matter how much change occurs, some sponsorships stay the same. For the 10th consecutive year, Richard Petty Motorsports will have the colors of the United States Air Force adorn its’ No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. 2018 marks the 18th consecutive season of the U.S. Air Force’s involvement in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The U.S. Air Force will sponsor 2018 Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. July 4th weekend in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway andRead More