You don’t win 200 NASCAR Cup races without taking a few chances.
And you don’t win a record seven Cup championships without being a bit of a gambler.
But Richard Petty might be taking one of the biggest risks of his career this year as his Richard Petty Motorsports team merges with Yates Racing and switches from Dodge to Ford.
Either the move pays big dividends, allowing RPM to close the gap on the sport’s top teams and become a strong multi-car organization, or it could all fall apart, leaving the operation in jeopardy and Petty looking for yet another team to attach his famous name to.
Petty became part owner of the George Gillett-owned organization when his storied Petty Enterprises folded prior to last season.
Now Petty is part of another organization that seems to be in a constant state of flux. And though RPM is in much better shape than Petty Enterprises was near the end, this is a critical season for the organization.
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John Paul Strong
John Paul Strong combines his two decades of automotive marketing experience with a team of more than 140 professionals as owner and CEO of Strong Automotive.