Monster Energy NASCAR Cup No. 43 Team News

June 2, 2017

Richard Petty Motorsports Dover 400 Qualifying Report


Richard Petty Motorsports

Dover 400 Qualifying Report

Dover International Speedway


The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visits the one-mile, high-banked, Doer International Speedway this weekend for a 400-lap feature event on Sunday.

The No. 43 Smithfield Ford team unloaded on Friday for practice and qualifying.  Regan Smith continues to sub for the injured Aric Almirola.  Smith and the team made a lot of progress on the car in practice, but may have adjusted too far for qualifying. The team will balance the car during final practice sessions on Saturday and look forward to a march to the front on Sunday.

Starting Position:
1: Kyle Busch
30: Regan Smith, No. 43 Smithfield Ford

Comments from Regan Smith after qualifying at Dover:
“We worked on our entry this morning and that is a lot better.  We just sacrificed our exit too much. That made us too tight. We have the speed in the car to have a good finish.  We just need to make some adjustments on Saturday and pass a lot of cars on Sunday.  This Smithfield team can get it done.”

About Richard Petty Motorsports

A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields one team in competition in the NASCAR premier series with driver Aric Almirola. Almirola will return to the iconic No. 43 Ford with partners Smithfield Foods, STP, United States Air Force and Fresh From Florida. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.