The race is over.
Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal, citing sources, says Richard Petty Motorsports will run Chevrolet in 2018, replacing Ford, and enter into an alliance with Richard Childress Racing.
Richard Petty Motorsports had flirted with the idea of running Toyota, but that died.
With Richard Petty signing Bubba Wallace to drive the #43 for 2018, there’s been wide speculation about which manufacturer would provide cars since RPM has not yet signed a deal with current manufacturer Ford.
“I’ll let you know when I find out,” Richard Petty said after being asked which manufacturer the team would use.
There are only three manufacturers running cars in NASCAR, and with Toyota bowing out, that left Ford and Chevrolet as contenders.
There are also rumors that RPM might form an alliance with Richard Childress, and based on Stern’s sources, that appears to be true.