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Richard Petty Motorsports

Team NameRichard Petty Motorsports with Ray Evernham
Owner NamesRichard Petty
Medallion Financial
DGB Investments Ray Evernham
BaseConcord, North Carolina
SeriesSprint Cup Series
Drivers9 - Marcos Ambrose
43 - A. J. Allmendinger
Sponsors9 - Stanley Tools, Dewalt
43 - Best Buy, Vavoline, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Ford Drive One Air Force, Coca Cola, Burger King
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Debut2009 Daytona 500
Final2010 Ford 400
Drivers Champ0

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Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), formerly Gillett Evernham Motorsports, is a two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team owned by seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty and financial companies DGB Investments and Medallion Financial. The team was formerly owned by former Liverpool F.C. owner George N. Gillett, Jr. until November 29, 2010. In 2011, the team will field the #43 Best Buy Ford Fusion for A.J. Allmendinger and the #9 Stanley Tools Ford for Marcos Ambrose, which closed out 2010 with Aric Almirola. Cars not returning in 2011 include the #19 Stanley Tools/Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford for Elliott Sadler and the #98 Menards Ford for Paul Menard.

On August 6, 2007, it was announced that Gillett had purchased a majority share in the team, then known as Evernham Motorsports and owned by three-time Winston Cup-winning crew chief Ray Evernham, and that the name had been changed. The transaction was similar to the creation of Roush Fenway Racing. On January 9, 2009, GEM completed a merger with Petty Enterprises and brought the team's famous #43 car into the fold. Owner George Gillett told reporters that the team would change names to reflect the merger, with Richard Petty Motorsports or Gillett Petty Motorsports being two of the potential names. Evernham remained owner of a small percentge of the company. The team finally decided on the former name on January 19, 2009. Late in the 2009 season RPM announced at deal with Yates Racing that would see RPM purchase the contracts of Paul Menard, his sponsor Menards, Yates Racing engines and would switch from Dodge equipment to take over Yates' longtime association with Ford. Recently, the company has fallen into trouble with creditors as Gillett has suffered severe financial setbecks. Evernham has considered stepping up to a more dominant role and rebranding the team for the future.

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**UPDATE** 09/05/2009 Kasey Kahne has finally been able to wipe his hands from an alleged shoving incident at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November 2007. According to Miami-Dade County (Fla.) court records, a lawsuit brought by track security guard Archibald Hutchinson against Kahne and NASCAR was dismissed Aug. 24. The Richard Petty Motorsports driver has maintained his innocence in the matter, and a misdemeanor battery charge was dismissed in June. All matters and things in dispute have been amicably settled, stated the stipulation for dismissal signed by attorneys for NASCAR, Kahne and Hutchinson. The terms of any settlement were not disclosed.
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Richard Petty tumbling down the frontstretch on the Daytona 500 of 1988
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© 2001-2009 NASCAR | Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All Rights to Nascar no copyright infringment is intended the song is My Sacrifice by Creed This is a tribute video to probably the best Nascar driver ever Dale Earnhardt Sr. He was know as the Imtimidator the Man in Black and one of the best. He ended his career with 76 carrer victories and he is tied with Richard Petty with 7 Championships but unfortunantly on February 18th, 2001 in the Daytona 500 the exact race that Earnhardt had trouble winning for 20 years until February of 1998 on turn for of the 2001 Daytona 500 protecting the lead from Michael Waltrip and Dale's son Dale gets accidently tapped by Sterling Marlin, Dale heads up the wall and collects Ken Schrader with him Waltrip won the race but it was shadowed by the death of the great Dale Earnhardt so please enjoy this tribute of him that I made! (ps at the end there is a photo of Dale when he wrecked
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4/13/10 Kasey Kahne to sign contract for a ride in Hendrick Motorsports. #9-Kasey Kahne, the hottest potential free agent in NASCAR entering the season, has signed a multiyear agreement to join Hendrick Motorsports in 2011, multiple sources close to negotiations confirmed to Tuesday. The details of the deal, such as which car Kahne will drive, are still being finalized, sources said. The prevailing thought is Kahne will occupy the #5 car currently driven by Mark Martin, sources said. Martin signed a contract extension last year through the 2011 season. There is room for Martin and Kahne in the Hendrick family. Stewart Haas Racing receives chassis, engines and technical support from HMS. So Kahne could be housed there until Martin's contract was up, if necessary. In 2008 Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed a five-year deal with Hendrick. Jimmie Johnson last year signed an extension through 2015, and Jeff Gordon has a lifetime contract. Kahne is in the final year of his contract with Richard Petty Motorsports, and plans to finish the season in the #9 Ford, sources said. It is unknown whether Kahne's sponsor, Budweiser, will accompany him to HMS [which sponsored Hendrick's #25 Chevy for years]. Hendrick Motorsports officials had no comment. Calls placed to Kahne, who turned 30 last weekend, and to his agent were not returned. UPDATE: Richard Petty Motorsports announced that driver Kasey Kahne has informed the team he will not renew his contract at the conclusion of the 2010 <b>...</b>
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The inaugural King's Cup - "Karting for a Cause" charity event took place May 19th, 2009 at "The PIT Indoor Kart Racing" in Mooresville NC. The King, Richard Petty himself, was on hand to wave the green flag to kick of the 4 hour endurance race. Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, Kasey Kahne, Denny Hamlin, and Reed Sorenson were among the drivers participating in the event. The silent auction and go-kart race benefited the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). PVA has been around for over 60 years and helps injured/disabled service men and women of the United States Military. Altogether the King's Cup charity event raised more than $60000 to benefit PVA. Visit for more. Endurance Race Results (Actual Time: 3hr, 40min) 01 - Kurt Busch Fndn 02 - D Hamlin Fndn 03 - Stanley Racing 04 - K Kahne Fndn 05 - Dale Jr Fndn 06 - Sun Trust Racing 07 - Truex Jr Msports 08 - Hunt Bros 09 - Sprint 10 - R Petty Msports 11 - Penske Racing 12 - J Johnson Fndn 13 - NASCAR 14 - Brad K Racing 15 - Budweiser 16 - Best Buy Racing NOTICE: This Video contains copyrighted material from the following: - Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC (FSIM) - Music from the Soundtrack "The Sounds of NASCAR" "Anything At All" - Gary Philips "American" - Gary Philips The following video is strictly for non-profit, educational purposes ONLY - To raise awareness for the Paralyzed Veterans Foundation. All Rights Reserved.
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Meet AJ Allemdinger, driver of the #43 Best Buy Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports. See how Insignia Products from Best Buy help him have his kind of fun.
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Hunt Brothers Pizza, NASCAR phenomenon Richard Petty and Driver AJ Allmendinger come together for a commercial shoot to promote Hunt Brothers Pizza. The commercial ran on Charter Communications in select focus markets.
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The NASCAR Sprint Media Tour stops at Lowe's Motor Speedway to announce the launch of Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2009 season, with Reed Sorenson to drive the famous #43 Dodge. Reported by WBTV Channel 3 in Charlotte, NC.
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The Daily Pitstop talk about the future of Richard Petty Motorsport
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Track Chic TV presents 2008 Sound & Speed Press Conference featuring Richard Petty.
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Richard Petty: 'We have a better foundation.' - ESPN (blog) Tweet this news
ESPN (blog)--"We have a better foundation," Petty said. "There's confidence from the folks on the track to those in the office. It's a better start than last year, but we have a long way to go." -Richard Petty - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 00:40:57 GMT+00:00
Force among motorsports Hall of Fame inductees - Fort Worth Star Telegram Tweet this news
Fort Worth Star Telegram--Also recognized Thursday night were -Richard Petty-, Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon and -motorsports- reporter Terry Blount. -Petty-, a seven-time champion in NASCAR's top series, was presented with the Bruton Smi - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 03:44:16 GMT+00:00
It may be Triple A, but Sadler has a shot in Nationwide Series - Fort Worth Star Telegram Tweet this news
Fort Worth Star Telegram--Sadler rode out the wave of transition from Evernham Motorsports to Gillett Evernham Motorsports to -Richard Petty Motorsports-. The ownership transition didn't help things on the track. He dropped in the point standings all - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 03:29:52 GMT+00:00
Another F1 World Champion To NASCAR? - The Checkered Flag Tweet this news
The Checkered Flag--Originally published in a Finnish newspaper the suggestion was that Räikkönen would take part in a truck race in his own ICE team run by Foster Gillett, son of George Gillett, former boss of -Richard Petty Motorsports- and Liverpool - Date : Sun, 03 Apr 2011 00:30:48 GMT+00:00
CUP: Petty, Waltrip True Martinsville Kings - Tweet this news Martinsville kings -Richard Petty- and Darrell Waltrip. Few drivers have been such overwhelming successes at a track as -Petty- and Waltrip were at Martinsville. -Petty- is the track's all-time victory leader with 15 (in 67 races), - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:45:55 GMT+00:00
Baker had to battle more than rivals for Martinsville win - News & Observer Tweet this news
News & Observer--Further still, Buddy was battling short-track master -Richard Petty- at close quarters during one stretch of the ride to victory. Baker's triumph 32 years ago rolls back to mind this week because it's Martinsville's tur - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 21:03:51 GMT+00:00
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girlracer---...- who is possibly best known in the UK for his unsuccessful ownership of Liverpool FC Gillett has a patchy reputation in NASCAR, and he is often blamed for the financial failings of -Richard Petty Motorsports-, a formerly strong American br - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:34:44 GMT+00:00
Less becomes more for Menard - News & Observer Tweet this news
News & Observer--In his four-year career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Menard has run for a variety of organizations - Dale Earnhardt Inc., Yates Racing and -Richard Petty Motorsports-. The one constant was inconsistent results. However, an offseas - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:06:03 GMT+00:00
Super 8 Revs Up for Race Season With Petty-Themed Sweepstakes - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--Once finished with the game, players are automatically entered into the sweepstakes for their chance to win either one of eight Petty-themed prize packs valued at over $500 each or the grand prize: A trip for two to -Richard Pe - Date : Fri, 18 Mar 2011 08:24:49 GMT+00:00
Andretti Autosport confirms John Andretti return for Indy - Racer Tweet this news
Racer--Andretti Autosport announced Monday that it will join forces once again this May with co-entrant -Richard Petty Motorsports- and primary sponsor Window World, Inc., to field an entry for IndyCar veteran John Andretti in this year's 100 anniver - Date : Mon, 14 Mar 2011 18:13:02 GMT+00:00

Richard Petty Motorsports

Sprint Cup driversKasey Kahne (#9) * Elliott Sadler (#19) * A. J. Allmendinger (#43) * Paul Menard (#98)
Primary SponsorsBudweiser (#9) * Stanley Tools (#19) * Best Buy (#43) * Menards (#98)
Crew ChiefsKenny Francis (#9) * Wally Rogers (#19) * Sammy Johns (#43) * Slugger Labbe (#98)
Partnerships and affiliationsBraun Racing * Roush Fenway Racing * Yates Racing
Owners/Related informationRichard Petty * George N. Gillett, Jr. * Ray Evernham * Boston Ventures * Petty Enterprises * Richard Petty's Talladega * Kyle Petty's No Fear Racing

Ford in NASCAR

Sprint Cup Series teamsFront Row Motorsports with Yates Racing * Gunselman Motorsports * Latitude 43 Motorsports * Richard Petty Motorsports * Roush Fenway Racing * Wood Brothers Racing
Nationwide Series teamsBaker Curb Racing * Borneman Motorsports * Go Green Racing * JT Promotions * RAB Racing * Roush Fenway Racing * Specialty Racing * Team Rensi Motorsports * VSI Racing
Camping World Truck Series teamsBrent Raymer Racing * Circle Bar Racing * Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing * Martinsville Motorsports * MB Motorsports * Ray Hackett Racing * Team Gill Racing
Driver development program participantsBobby East * Alison MacLeod

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