Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Richard Petty Motorsports revealed on
Friday the racing organization will continue its manufacturer partnership with
Ford for the 2013 NASCAR season.
RPM will field Ford Fusions for its two Sprint Cup Series teams and Ford
Mustangs for its lone Nationwide Series team. It will be fourth consecutive
season the team has raced with the automaker. RPM also noted the continuation
of its contract agreement with Roush Fenway Racing and Roush Yates Racing as
suppliers of new cars and engine support for the team.
In the past three seasons with Ford, RPM has notched two wins in Sprint Cup
and one victory in Nationwide. The organization has also recorded a combined
26 top-five finishes and 74 top-10s as well as eight poles in both series.
"Our team relationship with Ford Racing has helped us win races and be
competitive in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series," team co-owner
Richard Petty said. "They have been our partner over the past three seasons,
and we're proud to continue that relationship into next season, especially
with the debut of the new (2013) Ford Fusion in the Sprint Cup Series. We
expect to continue to win races and challenge for championships in both series
with Ford Racing."
RPM first partnered full-time with Ford at the start of the 2010 season.
"We're delighted Richard Petty Motorsports will continue to run Fords going
forward," said Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. "The team has certainly
gained momentum this year, and together we believe the continued Ford
technical tools and engineering support will further enable RPM the
opportunity to win more races and be a contender to get drivers into the Chase
Aric Almirola (No. 43 Ford) and Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 car) currently drive for
RPM in Sprint Cup, while Michael Annett is behind the wheel of the No. 43
entry for the team in Nationwide. Both series are competing at Kansas Speedway
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