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Going By the Numbers: Was Sam Hornish, Jr. A No-Brainer Choice for Petty?

Going By the Numbers: Was Sam Hornish, Jr. A No-Brainer Choice for Petty?

You gotta give it up for Silly Season; it’s never a dull moment. Well, maybe a little dull in this case, but certainly not uninteresting. Sam Hornish, Jr. has been confirmed as the driver of the No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports starting in 2015. The Ohio native replaces Marcos Ambrose, who’s heading back to his native Australia to race closer to home. Hornish’s advancement to RPM comes as a shock to few. From the moment Ambrose was rumored ... Read More »

Did You Notice? … Hornish Hire Sign Of Shift In NASCAR’s Ford Hierarchy

Did You Notice? … Hornish Hire Sign Of Shift In NASCAR’s Ford Hierarchy

Did You Notice? … Sam Hornish, Jr.’s strategy worked? His choice to run a limited schedule, in top-notch Nationwide equipment as opposed to running full-time with a struggling team paid off this week. Hornish will be the replacement for Marcos Ambrose in 2015, driving the No. 9 Ford for a Richard Petty Motorsports program that both won and made the Chase with their No. 43 team and driver Aric Almirola. For Hornish, who lost his full-time ride with Roger Penske ... Read More »

Corey LaJoie to Run Four Nationwide Series Races for Biagi-DenBenste Racing

Corey LaJoie to Run Four Nationwide Series Races for Biagi-DenBenste Racing

On Tuesday Sept. 30, Richard Petty Motorsports announced a partnership with Biagi-DenBenste Racing that will have Corey LaJoie driving for BDR in four of the last five NASCAR Nationwide Series races. LaJoie, a current RPM development driver, will race this weekend at Kansas Speedway, before running Charlotte Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. “I have to thank both RPM and Biagi-DenBenste Racing for giving me the opportunity to put four races together in the Nationwide Series,” LaJoie said. “This ... Read More »

Friday Faceoff: Frontrunners, Backmarkers, and a Seat to Fill

Friday Faceoff: Frontrunners, Backmarkers, and a Seat to Fill

Welcome to Friday Faceoff! What do you get when you take some hot-button NASCAR topics and hand them over to our dedicated and… er, opinionated staff? A little disagreement and a whole lot of thought-provoking insight! Check out this week’s edition to see what everyone is arguing… um, we mean, discussing this week! Brad Keselowski fired the first shot in the war, winning at Chicago.  Does that make Keselowski a clear favorite already, or will there be other players in ... Read More »

Richard Petty Motorsports Plans Full Two-Car Sprint Cup Assault For 2015

Richard Petty Motorsports Plans Full Two-Car Sprint Cup Assault For 2015

There was a clear loser on Wednesday from Joe Gibbs Racing’s announcement that Stanley Black & Decker will sponsor Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth next season.  That loser was Richard Petty Motorsports.  Stanley Black & Decker’s Stanley and DeWalt brands shared primary sponsorship space on the No. 9 Ford for the entire season.  In addition to having to find a new driver to replace Marcos Ambrose, the team must also find primary sponsorship for nearly the entire season. After JGR ... Read More »

Petty’s Rough Ride

Petty’s Rough Ride

Aric Almirola is driving like a man with nothing to lose. King Richard Petty, in a year filled with sadness sees light at the end of the tunnel, in the best position to win with his cars since handing the keys to investors several years back. Crew chief Trent Owens, in his first year on the Sprint Cup level, is quietly becoming a mechanical mastermind. The pieces, if put together right were there for David to rise up and challenge ... Read More »

Going By the Numbers: Don’t Count Out Marcos Ambrose Just Yet

Going By the Numbers: Don’t Count Out Marcos Ambrose Just Yet

So, here’s something I can’t quite figure out exiting Watkins Glen. Why does Marcos Ambrose suddenly have zero chance to make the Chase? Look, I get it. Ambrose is a road course specialist, one who’ll be making the rounds at NASCAR’s road courses even after he leaves the Sprint Cup Series on a full-time basis. He’s scored both of his career Sprint Cup wins on tracks where one turns right, with even more added in the Nationwide Series. The dude ... Read More »

Marcos Ambrose to run Nationwide Series event at Watkins Glen

Marcos Ambrose to run Nationwide Series event at Watkins Glen

Richard Petty Motorsports announced on Monday that Marcos Ambrose will run both the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series races this weekend at Watkins Glen International. Ambrose will drive the No. 09 Stanley Ford in Saturday’s Zippo 200, before driving the No. 9 Stanley Racing Ford on Sunday. “I love going to Watkins Glen and competing there,” Ambrose said. “I am really thankful to STANLEY for allowing me the opportunity to race in the Nationwide Series and giving me another ... Read More »

Nine Multi-Car Cup Teams Form Race Team Alliance

Nine Multi-Car Cup Teams Form Race Team Alliance

National Speed Sport News is reporting a group of nine multi-car teams participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) announced today they have formed a collaborative business association called the Race Team Alliance (RTA). The purpose of the organization is to create an open forum for the teams to explore areas of common interest and to work collaboratively on initiatives to help preserve, promote, and grow the sport of stock car racing. The organization intends to open up its ... Read More »

Voices from the Cheap Seats: BSNews! Chad Knaus Fumes After Pocono Defeat

Voices from the Cheap Seats: BSNews! Chad Knaus Fumes After Pocono Defeat

Chad Knaus, longtime — hell, only — crew chief for six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, lashed out Sunday after the No. 48 was defeated in its bid to become the first car to win three races in a row, or a hat trick, since NASCAR CEO Brian France started his campaign to liken stock car racing to stick-and-ball, or in this case stick-and-puck, sports back in the early 2000s. “It’s just not fair,” a visibly irate Knaus said. “It’s the coward’s ... Read More »