VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
RPM to honor "Chief" at Martinsville

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Richard Petty Motorsports will honor Maurice ''Chief'' Petty this weekend by running a car featuring the likeness of the Hall of Fame inductee on the hood.

Advertisement
Aric Almirola's traditional No. 43 Ford will be replaced at Martinsville Speedway with a No. 41 Ford in Petty Blue colors. The number represents the one Maurice Petty used during his driving career.

It's fitting for RPM to run the car at Martinsville, where the Petty organization won 19 races. Maurice Petty built 15 of the race-winning engines.

NASCAR has allowed RPM to change Almirola's car number for the race. Maurice Petty drove the No. 41 in 26 races.

Sunday's race will be the first without the iconic No. 43 in field since October of 2003, when Jeff Green failed to qualify at Atlanta.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
NASCAR has too many distractions
Ingram: Stage system offers incentives
Busch gets NASCAR playoff win in NH
No protests in NASCAR after warnings
Smoky crash bumps SHR teammates
Kyle Busch captures the ISM Connect
No anthem protests at NASCAR race
Capps notches seventh win of season
Bell class of field in Truck win at NHMS
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership