CONCORD, N.C. — official release — HHP/David Tulis photo — Richard Petty Motorsports will continue to be a two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup organization and will compete weekly with the No. 9 and No. 43 teams in 2015, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
The organization will also return with current manufacturer partner Ford Racing and subsequently will continue its services contract with Roush Fenway Racing and Roush Yates Engines to supply new Ford Fusion chassis and Ford horsepower for both teams.
Twisted Tea Brewing Company will continue their primary sponsorship of the No. 9 team in 2015 as the RPM marketing and new business team continues various discussions with several companies.
“First, we want to wish Stanley Black and Decker the best,” commented Brian Moffitt, President and CEO of Richard Petty Motorsports. “Their commitment and support has been a critical component to the success of RPM. As with all good partnerships, we are proud that the STANLEY and RPM partnership has benefitted both companies. We are grateful for their support and they will always be a part of our family.”
“Today, we are excited to build new partnerships on the No. 9 team,” continued Moffitt. “We have a vision that our ownership group and sponsors support and believe in. We have built upon that vision in two short years to become championship eligible. It’s that belief that will help us support the No. 9 team. One partner that has supported us is Ford Racing who will again be our manufacturer partner as we continue our relationship that has helped us become a ‘Chase’ organization.”
“We’re proud of our relationship with Richard Petty Motorsports and feel they have done a great job and are competitive every weekend as evident by making the Chase this season,” said Jamie Allison, Director, Ford Racing. “Both the No. 9 and No. 43 teams have shown strength throughout this season and we expect that will only continue next season and beyond.”
It was announced earlier that Marcos Ambrose will not return to RPM in 2015.
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