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Richard Petty | Todd Parrott fired

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:19:46 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports fired crew chief Todd Parrott, the crew chief for the No. 43 car and driver Aric Almirola, for violating NASCAR's substance-abuse policy. Car chief Greg Ebert has been promoted to interim crew chief beginning this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

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Richard Petty | Michael Annett out indefinitely

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:45:56 -0800

Richard Petty Motorsports driver Michael Annett (sternum) is out indefinitely with a fracture and dislocation of his sternum that he suffered in a scary Nationwide Series crash Saturday, Feb. 23. He will need surgery immediately, and driver Aric Almirola will replace Annett at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend.

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Richard Petty | Two re-sign

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:53:51 -0800

Richard Petty Motorsports made official the signings of driver Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola to drive for the team next season. It will be Ambrose's third season in the No. 9 and Almirola's second in the No. 43 car.

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Richard Petty | Drew Blickensderfer to work with Marcos Ambrose

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:47:39 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports announced Tuesday, Oct. 30, that crew chief Drew Blickensderfer will serve as the crew chief for Marcos Ambrose. Blickensderfer spent the Sprint Cup season working with Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton. Blickensderfer will be replacing crew chief Mike Ford, who will no longer be with the organization.

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Richard Petty | Marcos Ambrose close to deal

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:42:26 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose is close to signing a new deal with the team. RPM will also announce a new deal with Ford soon. The team could also be talking with driver Aric Almirola about returning to the No. 43 car.

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Richard Petty | Swapping crew chiefs

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 08:55:07 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports has decided to swap the crew chiefs for drivers Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose in the Sprint Cup Series after both drivers failed to make the Chase. Mike Ford will move to Ambrose's No. 9 team while crew chief Todd Parrott will work with Almirola for the remainder of the season. Ambrose sits 15th in the standings while Almirola is 22nd going into the final 10 races. Neither driver is under contract for the 2013 season.

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Richard Petty | Marcos Ambrose wants to return

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 09:01:53 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose said he wants to return to the team for the 2013 Sprint Cup season, and he's waiting for the team to offer him a new deal. "RPM has to work out where they're at (with Ford) before they can lock in their drivers, so I'm looking forward to having that discussion with them and, hopefully, we can all agree to move forward very quickly," Ambrose said.

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Richard Petty | Staying in Sprint Cup Series

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:05:41 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports will remain in the Sprint Cup Series in 2013 despite a loss of manufacturer money and limited sponsorship. Owner Richard Petty is hoping to have a new deal with Ford in the next three weeks. The team has enough sponsorship right now to field two Cup teams in 2013. However, Petty isn't sure drivers Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 car) and Aric Almirola (No. 43) will be around next year.

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Richard Petty | Marcos Ambrose wins at Watkins Glen

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:13:23 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose won the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen on the final lap Sunday, Aug. 12, passing Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski. It was Ambrose's second straight win at the track.

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Richard Petty Motorsports | Aric Almirola wins pole at Charlotte

Fri, 25 May 2012 09:02:34 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola won the pole position for the Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday, May 24. Teammate Marcos Ambrose finished second.

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Richard Petty | Mike Ford to serve as crew chief

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:30:54 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports announced that former Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Mike Ford will join the team as the new crew chief for driver Aric Almirola. Ford will replace Greg Erwin with the No. 43 car starting with the race this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Richard Petty | Find sponsor for Aric Almirola

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 08:47:19 -0800

Richard Petty Motorsports found sponsorship from Smithfield Foods to sponsor driver Aric Almirola for 15 Sprint Cup events this season.

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Richard Petty | Aric Almirola joining team

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 09:01:26 -0800

Richard Petty Motorsports announced Wednesday, Jan. 4, that driver Aric Almirola will officially come on board to drive the No. 43 car in the 2012 Sprint Cup Series schedule. He will be replacing driver A.J. Allmendinger. Almirola's crew chief will be Greg Erwin. Sponsorship for the No. 43 car remains to be determined.

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Richard Petty | Aric Almirola the favorite to join team

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:20:36 -0800

Richard Petty Motorsports is expected to bring driver Aric Almirola on board to drive the No. 43 car in the Sprint Cup season next year. He has a year left on his deal with JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series but can obtain his release if needed.

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Richard Petty | Expected to have two-car team

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:06:26 -0800

Richard Petty Motorsports expects to continue with a two-car team for the 2012 Sprint Cup season despite their loss of primary sponsor Best Buy.

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