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2-Headed Monster: Is the End Coming for Richard Petty Motorsports?

2017 Atlanta CUP Richard Petty Ty Dillon Matthew T Thacker NKP

Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP

Tuesday was a busy day in the NASCAR world, especially for Richard Petty Motorsports. In the morning, Smithfield Foods announced it would be taking its sponsorship to Stewart-Haas Racing and leaving RPM after six seasons. In the afternoon, it was announced that Aric Almirola would not return to the team in 2018. And at night, RPM and Smithfield …

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Derrike Cope, Premium Motorsports Part Ways

Darlington Cup 2017 Derrike Cope Throwback Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Coming off his 36th-place finish in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Derrike Cope and Premium Motorsports have parted ways, effective immediately. Cope has competed in 13 races this season for Premium in both the Nos. 55 and 15 Chevrolets, completing 86 percent of laps run. …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Lands XFINITY Ride for Chicagoland

2017 Michigan CWTS Darrell Wallace Jr trophy Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

After his previous ride with Roush Fenway Racing closed earlier this year due to lack of sponsorship, Darrell Wallace Jr. will be back in the XFINITY Series next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. The 23-year-old Mobile, Ala., native has joined forces with Biagi DenBeste Racing to pilot its No. 98 Ford Mustang with sponsorship from Nickelodeon. Bubba's …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Subway Have Left Daniel Suarez?

2017 Fontana CUP Daniel Suarez rusty Jarrett NKP

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

Earlier last week, Daniel Suarez had a patch over where the Subway logo would usually be on his fire suit. The reason was because the fast food sandwich company decided to terminate its contract with one race left on its deal. It ended up being a segment where Suarez handed out Dunkin’ Donuts that turned Subway away from Suarez …

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