Monday, November 29, 2010

RPM News Welcome Before Sprint Cup Series Banquet

Monday the news came from several outlets that Richard Petty had emerged from his latest financial crisis not only intact, but in charge. Petty and a group of investors bought out RPM owner George Gillett and took control of RPM.

This is welcome news as the Sprint Cup Series gang heads for Las Vegas and the post-season awards show. Monday on SPEED, Steve Byrnes and Danielle Trotta will be reporting from Las Vegas for Race Hub while John Roberts will anchor the show from the network's Charlotte studios.

Race Hub is on at 7PM ET Monday through Thursday this week, then the two banquet shows air Friday. The combined Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series show is at 7PM, while the live Sprint Cup Series banquet is 9PM ET.

More on the format of the live coverage during the week. We hope to avoid the issues experienced in the past where the live portion of the banquet was non-existent.

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HEATHER said...

OH this is WONDERFUL news!!! Long live the King!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad he has a team again. I wish he would find a spot for Kyle to work if he wanted. I know he wouldn't drive again...but I wish those two could work together again...if they wanted. :)


GinaV24 said...

That is good news. I hope that he has control now of his own destiny again. Venture capital can be a two-edged sword.

Anonymous said...

What great news! So happy for everyone :)

Agree Sam hope there's a way that Kyle can come back if he chooses to.

Vicky D said...

Anon at 1:43 I would like to see Kyle working with him again also! I hope things work out and they are on the road to winning again.

Anonymous said...

Kyle knows the sport inside out.

He would be a valuable asset if he got involved in day to day operstions and was spokesman for the RPM teams.

Anonymous said...

That is a bad-ass mustache. Long live the King!

Anonymous said...

I too, would love to see Kyle working with The King----and off the air on Speed!

glenc1 said...

I read the news earlier, and about 6:30, I thought, oh hey, Racehub's on at 7 so I can get more on the story. Thank you SPEED.

RPM just needs to find some good leaders who understand today's racing.