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Richard Petty tabs Almirola to drive famed No. 43

There are 4 comments on the CNN story from Jan 4, 2012, titled Richard Petty tabs Almirola to drive famed No. 43. In it, CNN reports that:

Richard Petty Motorsports has hired Aric Almirola to drive the famed No. 43 in NASCAR's elite Sprint Cup Series.

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“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#1 Jan 5, 2012
Nobody will ever drive the 43 like Richard Petty himself

Since: Apr 07

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#2 Jan 6, 2012
TexasRaider wrote:
Nobody will ever drive the 43 like Richard Petty himself
That is true but it is nice that number is still around for other drivers and race fans too.I hope Nascar won't retire anymore numbers.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#3 Jan 7, 2012
Grogan wrote:
<quoted text>That is true but it is nice that number is still around for other drivers and race fans too.I hope Nascar won't retire anymore numbers.
What number has NASCAR retired? I've never known of them retiring a number. If you're referring to the number 3 in cup, you don't see it because to this day Richard Childress still pays the annual fee for the number but does not use it. You'll see it again when the first grandson moves up to Sprint Cup.

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#4 Jan 8, 2012
Whoyakidding wrote:
<quoted text>What number has NASCAR retired? I've never known of them retiring a number. If you're referring to the number 3 in cup, you don't see it because to this day Richard Childress still pays the annual fee for the number but does not use it. You'll see it again when the first grandson moves up to Sprint Cup.
Your right,I was thinking Nascar retired the number three but thanks for setting the record straight.

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