CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Richard Petty, still mourning the death of his wife, skipped the short trip to Martinsville Speedway to watch his team compete.
At the track located a little over an hour south from Petty’s famed race shop, his two drivers set out to capture a victory in honor of the late Lynda Petty and their boss, “The King.”
Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola fell short of driving their way into Victory Lane on Sunday. But for just the fourth time in 77 races as teammates, both Richard Petty Motorsports drivers finished inside the top 10.
Ambrose led 22 laps en route to his season-best finish of fifth and Almirola was eighth. It marked the second time in three races the duo both finished inside the top 10, and showed the RPM has turned a corner in its bid to recapture some of its glory days.