By Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

After a stirring performance, which led to a second-place finish in the Daytona 500, there was buzz over the last week that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie Bubba Wallace was ready to win a race. You’ll have to excuse everyone as restrictor plate races have a way of pulling the wool over people’s eyes.

But the expectations of a win, are far too premature and unfair for Wallace (Only two rookies since 2010 have won a race in Monster Energy Cup competition). After looking like a seasoned veteran in Daytona, Wallace, 24, reminded us that he was indeed a rookie in Atlanta.
Continue reading “Can We Relax the Expectations For Bubba Wallace?”

By: Reid Spencer — NASCAR Wire Service

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Darrell “Bubba” Wallace has arrived—and he’s feeling it.

After years of starts and stops in a racing career that’s finally in gear, Wallace is set to compete in his first full-time season in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing.

What’s more, he’ll be driving the vaunted No. 43 fielded by Richard Petty Motorsports in partnership with Richard Childress Racing.

The significance is not lost on Wallace, who has finally taken the step that matters.
Continue reading “Darrell “Bubba” Wallace is Ready to Enjoy a Stint at the Top of the NASCAR World”

UNOH 225 - PracticeMOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 15, 2016) – Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that NASCAR driver Jeb Burton will compete full time in the NASCAR XFNITY Series for the 2016 season. Burton will debut the No. 43 Ford Mustang this Saturday in the XFINITY Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Continue reading “Richard Petty Motorsports Locks Jeb Burton for XFINITY Series Ride in 2016”

Jan. 20, 2016

By Seth Livingstone
NASCAR Wire Service

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brian Scott knows he’s in a pretty good place.

In 2016, the 28-year-old Idaho native will compete in a loaded field for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors with the logo of Richard Petty Motorsports emblazoned on his chest.

“It’s pretty cool,” said Scott, speaking Wednesday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Richard Petty: Just when you say his name you think of so many things. You think 200 wins. You think seven championships. You think about the guy in the cowboy hat – the ‘King.’

“I’ve had the opportunity to drive for Joe Gibbs. I’ve had the opportunity to drive for Richard Childress, and now I have the opportunity to drive for Richard Petty. I don’t think there’s a lot of people who can say that. So, to be around him and Dale Inman (Hall of Fame crew chief) in the shop and to try to be a sponge and soak in everything they say – at the same time being honored to carry the Richard Petty logo and name – that is pretty special.” Continue reading “Richard Petty Motorsports readies for success with Scott and Almirola”