Richard Petty Motorsports Announces New Sponsor; Ford Commits to Petty

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Amid speculation that Richard Petty Motorsports will be switching to Chevrolet in 2018, Ford Performance released a statement at Texas Motor Speedway Friday saying the brand is still committed to Richard Petty Motorsports. “Ford remains committed to being RPM’s OEM partner for the 2018 season and we are awaiting finalization of our contract to do so. RPM has not made a commitment to Ford for 2018 as of yet,” read the statement from Dave Pericak, Global Director of Ford Performance.

Worth noting is that also on Friday, Richard Petty Motorsports unveiled their sponsor for 2018 and newly signed driver Darrell Wallace, Jr. as Click n’ Close.com will be aboard the number 43 car. The car presented for the unveiling was adorned on a Ford, but there was no word from Richard Petty Motorsports officials as to whether they intend to stay with Ford.

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