Richard Petty Motorsports To Leave Dodge Camp? All Signs Point to Yes

Jun 11, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Bleacher Report

With the announcement today that Richard Petty Motorsports drivers Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler are to share a Braun Racing ride in a limited Nationwide Series schedule this summer and fall, ... by Bryan Davis Keith 4 43 reads Opinion With the announcement today that Richard Petty Motorsports drivers Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler are to share a ...

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I am all for it if it would give Elliott Sadler better cars to drive and in turn allow his to be more competitive than he has been so far this year on the non-plate tracks!!!
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Jun 11, 2009
 
elliott has hit the wall too many times or something, because it doesnt matter if its a yates car, RPM car, hendrick car, or a roush, i dont think he has it anymore. hes lost it.

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Jun 11, 2009
 
Farmer Tom wrote:
elliott has hit the wall too many times or something, because it doesnt matter if its a yates car, RPM car, hendrick car, or a roush, i dont think he has it anymore. hes lost it.
I guess that is your opinion, it is not mine! I say that if you give him the cars as good as the top drivers are getting and I strongly believe you will see him up front and in position to win races just like those drivers! The real question is will he ever get that chance?
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Jun 11, 2009
 
He never had it to begin with. One flash in the pan season is all he has. His problem is that he joined the wrong racing series years ago. He chose stock car racing that actually requires skill, when he should have gone to Indy car where the cars turn equally and only require keeping momentum. Just like his go-carting days.
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Jun 12, 2009
 
Elliott's contract demands verses his results are skewed. In this day in age and economy he is making too much money for the returns he is giving to his sponsors. Its the drivers like A.J. , Ruetimann and Vickers who are not demanding tier one money who are going to thrive in today's NA$CAR and the drivers who can't produce but demand the big bucks are the ones who will have to resort to being a host on the Speed Channel.

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It's very likely that Elliott's not back with RPM next year. So now comes the question, who picks him up...if anyone? His results haven't been there for several years now, so really the only thing going for him (making him appealing) right now is that the sponsors love him.

But do I see a Gibbs, Stewart-Haas type team picking him up? Nope. Maybe something more like EGR, if that.

I'm not saying this to rile people up or piss them off, I'm just trying to be realistic here. I do like Elliott, no matter how all this sounds to all of you.
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Jun 12, 2009
 
Kasey Fan Forever wrote:
It's very likely that Elliott's not back with RPM next year. So now comes the question, who picks him up...if anyone? His results haven't been there for several years now, so really the only thing going for him (making him appealing) right now is that the sponsors love him.
But do I see a Gibbs, Stewart-Haas type team picking him up? Nope. Maybe something more like EGR, if that.
I'm not saying this to rile people up or piss them off, I'm just trying to be realistic here. I do like Elliott, no matter how all this sounds to all of you.
If KK leaves, that may end RPM

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Jun 13, 2009
 
Kasey Fan Forever wrote:
It's very likely that Elliott's not back with RPM next year. So now comes the question, who picks him up...if anyone? His results haven't been there for several years now, so really the only thing going for him (making him appealing) right now is that the sponsors love him.
But do I see a Gibbs, Stewart-Haas type team picking him up? Nope. Maybe something more like EGR, if that.
I'm not saying this to rile people up or piss them off, I'm just trying to be realistic here. I do like Elliott, no matter how all this sounds to all of you.
I have to agree with you. I like ES and he probably could be a good driver - but with the economy and what not - he might not make the cut. JMO.

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If KK leaves, that may end RPM
You just might be right. It would be a shame. Several "reports" have said KK is looking. Any updates on that - let us know. Thanks!
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Jun 13, 2009
 
If I were Richard Petty, I would sell my small stake in RPM and demand that the name be changed so that the Petty family won't be associated with Toyota.
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Jun 14, 2009
 
if Toyota will help out, then I would go to Toyota.
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Jun 14, 2009
 
Way to go Elliott!!! A 12th. place finish is great. He was the highest placing RPM driver today. Happy for him. Maybe this will be a needed push for the rest of the year.
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Jun 14, 2009
 
'fuel mileage' top 15.... pass the salt.
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Jun 14, 2009
 
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'fuel mileage' top 15.... pass the salt.
the whole top 20 was fule mileage, so finishing where he did was pretty good. He actually ran there most of the day and picked up one or two spots as the end from 15th to 12th I think when they ran out on the last lap.
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Jun 16, 2009
 
This race was a step up from anything else seen this season, or the last for that matter. Elliott raced his race and didn't worry about what others were doing. They just need to take this result and keep the momentum going in the positive direction.

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Jun 16, 2009
 
If ES can get a good top 5 or 10 at Infineon this weekend, then that success could help give the 19 team and ES himself something positive to build on? I say he has the skill to do it...he just needs a good car and the right fuel strategy to have a chance at doing it?
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Jun 16, 2009
 
esadlern1fan wrote:
If ES can get a good top 5 or 10 at Infineon this weekend, then that success could help give the 19 team and ES himself something positive to build on? I say he has the skill to do it...he just needs a good car and the right fuel strategy to have a chance at doing it?
and I SAY he needs results! Pulling a rabbit out of a hat 1 in every 10 or so races is not results and not showing the skill to do it. I still look at a mediocre 18 team a few years ago, they had resources but no driver. The owner found that driver now, just as he did with the 11 team a few years before. The 'phenom' driving the 20 team his a ticking clock too, just as SADler does. RESULTS, not excuses!!!! Everyone has those
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Jun 21, 2009
 
esadlern1fan wrote:
I am all for it if it would give Elliott Sadler better cars to drive and in turn allow his to be more competitive than he has been so far this year on the non-plate tracks!!!
I agree, IF Sadler is still there, then it'd be great to see some Toyota Technology maybe help him to perform alot better. Obviously Dodge is the weakest link when it comes to manufacturers in the Nascar Cup series, and look how well Gibbs did when they, with their own engine program, entered into an agreement with Toyota. Mikey Waltrip Racing and Red Bull get their engines from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) facility based in California, and RPM has their own engine program which i think is a great benefit, especially to get the strongest manufacturer of the four in the series behind you.
I think Red Bull, from what the comments i heard from GM of Red Bull Jay Frye said today, the chances of Toyota being in Red Bull's future look bleak, as with Frye's history with Hendrick, they may be switching to Chevy's, which is what Vickers had what little success in his Nascar career was done behind the wheel of the bowtie, my prediction is Red Bull switches to Chevys, and RPM picks up their place in joining the Toyota family. I heard during the offseason that Gillette tried to buy Bill Davis Racing not only for the owner points for a fourth team, but to get in the Toyota family as well, he just couldnt raise the funds to make the purchase, yet was able to to get Petty Enterprises, that's a bit odd.
I also wanted to say IF as far as Sadler because of what happened during the offseason when they tried to terminate him to put AJ Allmendinger in his seat, which would've been a mistake and im glad the Sponsors threatened to walk if Sadler was let go, thus, keeping Sadler. Also, during the Michigan weekend, there were rumors that due to the layoffs last week at RPM because of the manufacturer cut in support, that RPM may have to cut a team in August and that Reed Sorenson was rumored to be the guy going to get it, however, AJ was apparently looking for another ride, by his choice, for next season. He worked very hard at the beginning of this season to secure a two year contract, this year and next season, with RPM and now he's looking elsewhere, many have found that to be odd. Also, read just today that the Gillette's are selling their hockey team, which means they now have some capital(cash) to go and if they want to get into the Toyota family, if they did sell which hasnt been announced, then they have the funds to do so.
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Jun 21, 2009
 
Kasey Fan Forever wrote:
It's very likely that Elliott's not back with RPM next year. So now comes the question, who picks him up...if anyone? His results haven't been there for several years now, so really the only thing going for him (making him appealing) right now is that the sponsors love him.
But do I see a Gibbs, Stewart-Haas type team picking him up? Nope. Maybe something more like EGR, if that.
I'm not saying this to rile people up or piss them off, I'm just trying to be realistic here. I do like Elliott, no matter how all this sounds to all of you.
I think if he's gone, and he could very well be, than i'd put my money on Penske Racing and putting him in the 12 Cup ride to replace Stremme. Dodge seems to be very fond of him, he's a very good spokesman for sponsors, and with the horsepower that Penske has improved on this year, i say it's a good fit and a ride/seat that may be under the radar this season.
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Jun 22, 2009
 
Richard needs to sell his stake NOW! Demand they change the name. The Petty name should not be affiliated with Toyota, sorry.

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