Monster Energy NASCAR Cup No. 43 Team News

July 5, 2017

Wallace Hopes to Build on Progress in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Wallace Hopes to Build on Progress in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Looks Forward to Testing Repave of Kentucky Speedway in No. 43 Smithfield Ford


Weekend Statistics and Notes

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. is hot off his first Top-15 finish last weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Filling in for the injured Aric Almirola, Wallace will make his fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start this weekend in the No. 43 Smithfield Ford. Kentucky Speedway, newly repaved, should garner positive results for the rookie who has scored top finishes in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series.

Wallace made six NASCAR starts in both the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series race. Wallace has great statistics in both series. In four XFINITY Series races, he finished in the Top 10 in all races and scored a best finish of fifth in the July 2016 race. He made his best finish at the track of second in the Camping World Truck Series in 2014.



“The King” will participate in the celebration at The King’s 80th Birthday presented by Alsco Linen and Uniform Rental Services fan hospitality tent located in the Kentucky Speedway Hospitality Village. Fans can purchase tickets here. Richard and Kyle Petty will attend together, and Aric Almirola will attend as well.


Who: Aric Almirola

When: Saturday, July 8, 3:05 p.m.

Where: Kentucky Speedway Hospitality Village


Who: Richard and Kyle Petty

When: Saturday, July 8, 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Kentucky Speedway Hospitality Village


Aric Almirola will join fellow drivers Erik Jones and Brad Keselowski in a driver autograph session in the Kid’s Zone in the Fan Midway.

When: Saturday, July 8, 3:30 p.m.

Where: Kid’s Zone in the Fan Midway


Weekend Chatter

“I really like Kentucky. I’ve run well there in the past and feel that will help my confidence this weekend. I’m interested in seeing how the repave will affect the cars and their handling on the track. I feel like we did pretty good last weekend, so I hope we can build on that momentum this weekend and get a Top 10 finish at Kentucky.”


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.