NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

       === Richard Petty Motorsports continues relationship with Ford ===
 Kansas  City, KS  (Sports Network)  -  Richard Petty  Motorsports revealed  on
 Friday the racing organization will continue its manufacturer partnership with
 Ford for the 2013 NASCAR season.
 RPM  will  field Ford  Fusions for  its two  Sprint Cup  Series teams and Ford
 Mustangs  for  its lone Nationwide Series  team. It will be fourth consecutive
 season  the team has raced with the automaker. RPM also noted the continuation
 of  its contract  agreement with Roush Fenway Racing and Roush Yates Racing as
 suppliers of new cars and engine support for the team.
 In  the past  three seasons with Ford,  RPM has notched two wins in Sprint Cup
 and  one victory  in Nationwide. The organization has also recorded a combined
 26 top-five finishes and 74 top-10s as well as eight poles in both series.
 "Our  team relationship  with  Ford Racing  has  helped us  win  races and  be
 competitive  in both  the Sprint  Cup  and Nationwide  Series," team  co-owner
 Richard  Petty said.  "They have been our partner over the past three seasons,
 and  we're  proud to  continue that relationship  into next season, especially
 with  the  debut of the  new (2013)  Ford Fusion in  the Sprint Cup Series. We
 expect to continue to win races and challenge for championships in both series
 with Ford Racing."
 RPM first partnered full-time with Ford at the start of the 2010 season.
 "We're  delighted  Richard Petty Motorsports  will continue to run Fords going
 forward,"  said Jamie  Allison, director, Ford Racing. "The team has certainly
 gained  momentum  this  year,  and  together we  believe  the  continued  Ford
 technical   tools  and   engineering  support  will  further  enable  RPM  the
 opportunity to win more races and be a contender to get drivers into the Chase
 in 2013."
 Aric Almirola (No. 43 Ford) and Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 car) currently drive for
 RPM  in  Sprint Cup, while  Michael Annett  is behind the  wheel of the No. 43
 entry for the team in Nationwide. Both series are competing at Kansas Speedway
 this weekend.
 10/19 12:52:50 ET

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