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Richard Petty Motorsports
RPMLogo
Owner(s) Richard Petty
Medallion Financial
Andrew M. Murstein
Base Concord, North Carolina
Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Drivers #43 - Aric Almirola
Sponsors #43 - Smithfield Foods
Manufacturer Ford
Career
Debut 1949 (as Petty Enterprises)
2000 (as Evernham Motorsports)
2009 (as Richard Petty Motorsports)
Championships 10 (as Petty Enterprises)

Richard Petty Motorsports (formerly Petty Enterprises and Gillett Evernham Motorsports) is a NASCAR team owned by Richard Petty, Medallion Financial, Andrew M. Murstein that competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team fields the Smithfield Foods Ford Fusion full-time for Aric Almirola. RPM was formed in 2009 from a merger between Petty Enterprises and Gillett Evernham Motorsports.

#43 historyEdit

Team Driver Year(s) Sponsor Make
Petty Enterprises Richard Petty 1959-1992 Petty Enterprises (1959-1971)
STP (1972-1992)
Oldsmobile (1959)
Plymouth (1960-1972)
Dodge (1973-1978)
Chevrolet / Oldsmobile (1979-1981)
Pontiac (1982-1992)
Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 1994 STP Pontiac
Bobby Hamilton 1995-1997 STP Pontiac
John Andretti 1994,1998-2003 STP (1994,1998-2000)
Cheerios (2000-2003)
Pontiac (1994-2000)
Dodge (2001-2003)
Christian Fittipaldi 2003 Cheerios/General Mills Dodge
Jeff Green 2003-2005 Cheerios/General Mills Dodge
Bobby Labonte 2006-2008 Cheerios/General Mills Dodge
Richard Petty Motorsports Reed Sorenson 2009 Valvoline Dodge
A.J. Allmendinger 2010-2011 Best Buy Ford
Aric Almirola 2012-present Smithfield Foods Ford
Regan Smith 2017 (substitute) U.S. Air Force, Smithfield Foods Ford
Darrell Wallace, Jr. 2017 (substitute) Smithfield Foods Ford
Billy Johnson 2017 (substitute) Smithfield Foods Ford

#44 historyEdit

Team Driver Year(s) Sponsor(s) Make
Petty Enterprises Kyle Petty 1997-2000 Hot Wheels Pontiac
Steve Grissom 2000 Hot Wheels Pontiac
Buckshot Jones 2001-2002 Georgia Pacific Dodge
Jerry Nadeau 2002 Georgia Pacific-Brawny Dodge
Richard Petty Motorsports A.J. Allmendinger 2009 Valvoline, Stanley, Hunt Brothers Pizza Dodge/Ford
Brian Scott 2016 Various Ford

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