Richard Petty says that the NASCAR Sprint Cup organization that he is a part-owner of is considering all of its options going forward, including its auto manufacturer.
Richard Petty Motorsports currently fields Dodges and is in the process of transitioning to the manufacturer’s new engine this season. Dodge’s parent company, Chrysler, recently reorganized under bankruptcy protection, and most of its assets were sold to Italy’s Fiat SpA.
Speculation has been rampant that RPM could be considering moving one or all of its teams to Toyota.
Petty says it’s too early to rule out anything at this point.
“I can’t really tell you because I don’t know,” he said Tuesday during a national teleconference when asked about a potential switch. “I do know that we’re looking at all options that we’ve got. We’ve been with Dodge all these years, and we don’t really know where they’re at. We’re talking to Dodge. We’re talking to anybody that wants to talk.
“Right now, we are in the process of trying to come up with what we think is going to be best for Richard Petty Motorsports not only in the near future but in the future of way on out there. So I really can’t say anything about it because it would be purely speculation.”