Switching from Ford to Chevy: Richard Petty Motorsports Partnership

Posted Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 by RachelleGreen

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Richard Petty Motorsports will be switching from its current Ford model to a Chevrolet once it forms an alliance with RCR.

Richard Petty Motorsports recently announced that it would be partnering with Richard Childress Racing (RCR). RCR will provide engineering support to the racing team, as well as chassis. The headquarters will also be relocated to Welcome, North Carolina.

According to ESPN, this is big news for the racing team. The Richard Petty Motorsports partnership will affect the all-new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 racecar (#43) that will hit the track some time in 2018. Although Richard Petty Motorsports will remain a solo operation, the partnership will allow the team to improve their handling and performance on the track.

"We've had a tremendous amount of success through our team partnerships over the past several seasons", said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of RCR. "To bring a storied organization like Richard Petty Motorsports on-board as an alliance partner is a win for each of our organizations."

Richard Petty Motorsports will be switching from its current Ford model to a Chevrolet once it forms an alliance with RCR. Behind the wheel will likely be former Rookie of the Year Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. At Landmark Chevrolet, we couldn’t be more excited about the partnership, as NASCAR represents one of the premium displays of the Chevy brand.