Posted on: April 2, 2011 10:21 am
Posted by Pete Pistone
The last time Richard Petty's iconic No. 43 rolled into victory lane at a Sprint Cup Series race was back in 1999, when John Andretti was behind the wheel in a win at Martinsville Speedway:
Posted on: March 15, 2011 11:49 am
Edited on: March 15, 2011 11:50 am
Posted By Pete Pistone
Andretti Autosport announced it will join forces with co-entrant Richard Petty Motorsports and primary sponsor Window World, Inc., to field an entry for IndyCar veteran John Andretti in this year's 100 anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
John, who has made 11 prior Indy 500 starts including last year's run for the Petty-Andretti combo, will drive the #43 Window World car with a traditional "Petty Blue" and "Day-Glo Red" color scheme. However, the livery featured on this year's entry was inspired by the 1982 race-winning car of Gordon Johncock and designed to commemorate that historic car.
2011 marks the third-straight year Window World has served as John's primary sponsor in the Indianapolis 500. Headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., Window World remains America's largest replacement window company with offices in more than 200 cities nationwide.
This will also be the third-consecutive Indy 500 to include participation from Richard Petty, a racing icon and one of the most-recognizable figures in NASCAR history. A 200-time NASCAR race winner and seven-time NASCAR champion, Petty witnessed the Indianapolis 500 in person for the first time in 2007 and participated as a co-owner for the first time in 2009.
Posted on: February 1, 2010 11:37 am
John Andretti , who drove for Front Row Motorsports in 2009, locking the No. 34 car into the top 35 for the first five races of the season, will be back in the car for the Daytona 500.
NASCAR would not approve rookie Kevin Conway to race in the Daytona 500, forcing Front Row to do a little driver juggling for the season opener.
Andretti will jump into the No. 34, while Travis Kvapil , who will be the primary driver of the 34 car the remainder of the season, is shifting to the 37 car, which is Conway's primary ride.
Front Row also has a third car, the No. 38, which will be driven by Robert Richardson Jr. at the first three restrictor-plate races of the season. David Gilliland is scheduled to drive a majority of the other races in the car.
At the moment, only the No. 34 car is locked into the 500 for Front Row, but the organization is still hoping to work out arrangements with other teams to transfer owner that would lock its other two cars into the race.