Concord, N.C. (May 19, 2014) – Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports offered the following statement after the passing of Sir John Arthur “Jack” Brabham:
“My condolences to the Brabham family. Jack was a pioneer in Australian motorsport and a real innovator in the racing industry. He left behind a legacy that allows drivers like me to follow their racing dreams. The ability to not only become a racing champion, but design your own cars is an amazing achievement that will inspire young drivers for generations to come.”
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, STP, Strike Ten Entertainment and Fresh From Florida, and Marcos Ambrose drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners STANLEY, DEWALT, Mac Tools and Twisted Tea. In addition, Dakoda Armstrong wheels the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The team is headquartered in Concord, N.C.