I wonder what Lynda thinks of this??

Turbo01

Veteran
From Jayski:

Twisted Tea to sponsor Ambrose in 2014 race: Richard Petty Motorsports announced the company will partner with the Twisted Tea Brewing Company on its #9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford team beginning in 2014. The hard iced tea brewer will be an associate sponsor of the car driven by two-time Cup Series winner Marcos Ambrose during the 2014 season. In addition, Twisted Tea will serve as a primary sponsor of the team at Dover International Speedway during the fall race event. Twisted Tea offers hard iced tea in eight flavors, all brewed to taste like real iced tea. Its logo will appear on the roof position of the #9 Ford for 18 events in 2014 along with the primary sponsorship at Dover. Ambrose will be entering his fourth year with RPM and the #9 race team in 2014. Since coming to the United States from Australia, the driver has proven to be a winner on the track and one of the sport's most popular and likeable personalities.(RPM), see images of the car n the #9 team paint schemes page.(10-30-2013)

I thought the Petty's would not allow alcohol sponsors anywhere near their cars? For years you would never see a Petty owned car in the Busch Clash or Bud Shootout because Richard Petty would not allow stickers from companies selling alcohol to be put on his cars. It was always said that it was Richards promise to his wife Lynda to not allow alcohol related sponsors, or maybe it was his mother. I guess desperate times call for desperate measures. I understand too that Petty is really just a figure head at RPM and others actually make these call now.
 
Turbo01 said:
It was always said that it was Richards promise to his wife Lynda to not allow alcohol related sponsors, or maybe it was his mother. I guess desperate times call for desperate measures. I understand too that Petty is really just a figure head at RPM and others actually make these call now.

I'm pretty sure it was a promise to his mother.  And I also don't think Richard has any say over that kind of thing anymore.
 

Paul

Rookie
Have to agree with GP.  It was Richard's mother that he made the promise to.  But...times change, attitudes change, mom's gone, Richard does not call the shots anymore...

In the grand scheme of things will this make a difference in how we perceive Richard's legacy?  Will the fact that he reneged on a promise overshadow the immense popularity, not to mention the record wins, that he accumulated during his on track career?  I don't think so. 
 

thelegend30

Veteran
Bob Pockrass was reporting that he spoke to someone at RPM, who said that the no alcohol deal only applies to the 43. I believe Kahne ran for RPM with Budweiser as a sponsor.
 

raceannouncer

Moderator
thelegend30 said:
Bob Pockrass was reporting that he spoke to someone at RPM, who said that the no alcohol deal only applies to the 43. I believe Kahne ran for RPM with Budweiser as a sponsor.

Kahne did indeed have Bud sponsorship on the #9 Dodge, fielded by Evernham Motorsports--not a Petty car...
 

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