RPAC Racing, LLC, dba Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team is owned by seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty and New York businessman Andrew M. Murstein. The team was founded as Evernham Motorsports in 2000 by former crew chief Ray Evernham, entering full-time competition as a two-car operation in 2001 and fielding additional full-time entries in alliances with Ultra Motorsports and the Valvoline corporation. The organization was renamed Gillett Evernham Motorsports in 2007 after former Montreal Canadiens and Liverpool F.C. owner George Gillett bought a controlling interest from founder Evernham, and took on its current name after merging with Petty’s team Petty Enterprises in 2009. Known for its factory backing from Dodge since its inception, the team switched to Ford in late 2009 and merged with Yates Racing for 2010. The team has the odd distinction of being the result of three successful teams (Evernham, Petty, & Yates) merging after falling on hard times.
After funding issues due to the Gillett family’s financial woes, in November 2010, an investment group including Andrew M. Murstein and his Medallion Financial Corporation, Douglas G. Bergeron, and Richard Petty himself, signed and closed sale on racing assets of Richard Petty Motorsports. Petty, Murstein, and Medallion Financial are the current owners of the team, while Evernham, Gillett, and Bergeron are no longer involved with the team.
Richard Petty Motorsports Current Stats
|Player||Start||Pole||Win||Top-5||Top-10||DNF||Laps Comp||Lead Lap Fin||Laps Led||Races Led||DNQ||WD|
|Darrell Wallace Jr||36||0||0||1||3||6||9391||6||19||5||0||0|
All Time Stats
|Driver||Starts||Poles||Wins||Top5s||Top10s||DNFs||Laps Comp||Lead Lap||Laps Led||Races Led||Avg St||Avg Fin||DNQ||WD|
|Darrell Wallace Jr||40||0||0||1||3||6||10186||8||19||5||24.53||23.83||0||0|
|Sam Hornish Jr||36||0||0||0||3||2||10189||10||22||1||25.33||24.33||0||0|