Richard Petty Tag

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 David Morgan, NASCAR Editor NASCAR and the motorsports world in general has lost a legend as David Pearson passed away Monday at the age of 83. The Spartanburg, South Carolina native, nicknamed the “Silver Fox”, first entered the sport in 1960 and though he never ran a full-time season during his time in NASCAR’s Premier Series, he still claimed 105 wins in 574 starts. Pearson is mostly associated with the Wood Brothers Racing team, who he drove for between 1972 and 1979, but he also climbed behind the wheel forRead 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 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 The potential blank space on Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is slowly being filled in. With World Wide Technology (WWT) announcing a six-race sponsorship of Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr., the team has fewer races that they need to sell. RPM has had several sponsors on Wallace’s Chevrolet this season including Click n’ Close (three-plus race deal), NASCAR Racing Experience, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, STP (three race deal), Smithfield’s partners (8-10 race agreement) Farmer John and Food Lion, Petty’s Garage, and MedallionRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  A new technology partner and sponsorship may be the turning point that Richard Petty Motorsports has needed. RPM may have gone through more changes in the past decade than any other team. In its’ current form, the team has been in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition since 2009. RPM’s roots, however, go back to the very start of NASCAR with Petty Enterprises. As Petty Enterprises, the team was a powerhouse in its’ heyday. In over 2,800 Premier Series starts, the team earned a staggeringRead More
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 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ahead of the 60th running of the Daytona 500, two members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame – Richard Petty and Ray Evernham – looked back at their memories of the Great American Race and expressed just how much this track and race means to them and the sport as a whole. Richard Petty, one of the members of the inaugural Hall of Fame class in 2010, is on the Mount Rushmore of NASCAR, both in terms of championships and DaytonaRead 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