Richard Petty Motorsports announces McArdle departure

Richard Petty Motorsports Personnel Announcement STATESVILLE, N.C.-- Richard Petty Motorsports today announced the departure of Mark McArdle, the team's vice-president and managing director of competition. "The company and Mark have decided to...

Richard Petty Motorsports Personnel Announcement

STATESVILLE, N.C.-- Richard Petty Motorsports today announced the departure of Mark McArdle, the team's vice-president and managing director of competition.

"The company and Mark have decided to go in different directions. It was an amicable departure and we are finalizing some details with him," said Rick Russell, team president. "We appreciate all of Mark's many contributions and wish him well in all future endeavors he may pursue."

McArdle said his departure comes after achieving his goal of restoring the team to championship contention.

"We have all worked really hard to get Richard Petty Motorsports back in the Chase and we accomplished that goal Saturday night," McArdle said. "Everyone at the team should take great pride in that. I wish the company nothing but success in the future. There will be nobody rooting harder for the No. 9 to win the championship than me."

-credit: rpm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Richard Petty
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