Richard Petty Motorsports Hits the Road with Allstate Peterbilt Group
By Official Release On Wed, Feb. 06, 2013
The Bloomington, Minn.-Based Company to Provide Peterbilt Tractors for Three-Car NASCAR team
CONCORD, N.C. (February 6, 2013) – Richard Petty Motorsports and Allstate Peterbilt Group have joined forces for the 2013 NASCAR season. Allstate Peterbilt Group announced today they will supply Richard Petty Motorsports’ NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series teams with Peterbilt tractors.
Allstate Peterbilt Group has 17 locations throughout the Midwest and over forty years of experience supporting the Peterbilt line of products. The company will provide the teams with Peterbilt model 389 tractors, the flagship of premium traditional trucks, with aerodynamics that provide the team more fuel efficiency. The tractors will haul the race cars and race equipment of the No. 9 and No. 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup teams of Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola and the No. 43 NASCAR Nationwide team of Michael Annett.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with racing legend Richard Petty and his teams in 2013,” said Tom Wentworth, General Sales Manager for APG. “We are proud to be providing our premier Peterbilt model 389 tractors to transport the race team as they compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide events.”
With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 36-race schedule and the NASCAR Nationwide Series 33-race schedule, all three teams are spending a total of over 200,000 miles transporting each team’s cars and race equipment to each racetrack, making reliability a top-concern.
“We are excited to team up with Allstate Peterbilt Group,” commented Richard Petty, co-owner of Richard Petty Motorsports. “Similar to the Petty brand, Peterbilt is known for performance, reliability and pride, and it is comforting to know we can count on the reliability of Peterbilt and Allstate Peterbilt Group to help us deliver our race cars each and every weekend. Considering the amount of time our truck drivers spend on the road, it’s comforting to know they will be driving a quality product.”
About Allstate Peterbilt Group
Allstate Peterbilt Group has the advantage of experience by providing over 40 years of award winning support to our customers in the transportation industry.
Founded in 1971, the Allstate Peterbilt Group has evolved from a single location in Bloomington, Minnesota to an industry leader in parts, service and sales of all types of medium and heavy duty trucks and equipment. Today they have 17 locations throughout the upper Midwest. APG carries the best products and services the industry has to offer with Peterbilt, Hino, Ottawa and Ford Trucks as well as Utility and Jet Trailers.
About Richard Petty Motorsports
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneurs Andrew Murstein and Douglas Bergeron, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Aric Almirola pilots the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion with primary partners Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force and STP and Marcos Ambrose drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners Stanley and DEWALT. In addition, Michael Annett wheels the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The team is headquartered in Concord, N.C.