Richard Petty Motorsports, Allmendinger extend contract

AJ ALLMENDINGER EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS Agreement keeps the driver in the No. 43 Ford Fusion Concord, N.C. (August 6, 2010) -- Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that driver AJ Allmendinger has signed a ...

AJ ALLMENDINGER EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS
Agreement keeps the driver in the No. 43 Ford Fusion

Concord, N.C. (August 6, 2010) -- Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that driver AJ Allmendinger has signed a multiyear contract extension with the organization. Allmendinger will remain behind the wheel of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

"I am really excited about my future here with Richard Petty Motorsports," said Allmendinger. "It's been such an honor to be behind the wheel of The King's No. 43 car. I am happy to be able to continue to be his driver and feel for the first time in my NASCAR career I have the chance to build on something. Everyone at RPM and Ford Racing has worked hard to be successful this year and I know we're right on the verge of big things."

"We are very pleased to have AJ as a part of the RPM family," said team owner Richard Petty. "He has proven without a doubt that he is a very talented racer. His passion for the sport is second to none and his desire to be at the top is clear each and every week. I believe in him and what he can do and everyone at Richard Petty Motorsports is thrilled to be able to continue the relationship."

The 28-year-old, California native is in his fourth full season in the sport's top level of racing. Allmendinger, who joined RPM for the final five races of the 2008 season, is in the midst of his most successful season to date. In 21 races this season, he has collected his first career pole award, three top-10 and 10 top-15 finishes.

-source: rpm

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty
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