Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Richard Petty Motorsports To Remain With Ford Through 2016

Richard Petty Motorsports officials revealed today that they would continue to run the Ford Fusions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and run Ford Mustangs in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Roush Yates Engines will be producing the Engines raced each week for Richard Petty Motorsports as they do for The rest of the Ford teams in all 3 major series.
Brian Moffitt, CEO of Richard Petty Motorsports also announced that Aric Almirola would be returning to the famed #43 in 2016 with Support from Smithfield Farms in 29 Races. Aric has had a very good season this year despite missing the Chase and he continues to impress me on and off the track! We wish Aric and his whole team luck in the upcoming races!
One uncertainty is who will be driving the #9 Car for Richard Petty Racing. Sam Hornish Jr. has had a dissapointing season to say the least with his best finish coming at Talladega with a 6th place finish. With only 3 Top 10's in 29 races with NO TOP 5 finishes. Maybe Sam is just going through the Freshman blues I don't know. But I really want to see that #9 Car in the Top 5 More often. (Koelle, 2015)

Ryan Sieg - A Siegsational Season

Ryan Sieg drives the #39 Chevrolet Camaro in
the NASCAR Xfinity Series. You've probably seen his car on TV recently because Ryan has been doing an excellent job this season well He's having a Siegsational Season. I came up with the #Siegsational hashtag back when I predicted Sieg would win Daytona in July. Sadly he didn't.
Many view the Daytona Speedweeks as a new slate. An equal start for everyone. I feel that's how Ryan Sieg and RSS Racing entered Daytona. The team started the Alert Today Florida 300 from the 16th position. Throughout the first half of the Race Ryan Sieg moved up until a wreck that had Regan Smith tumbled over and sent Ryan through the infield grass destroying the front of the Vehicle. That would put Ryan Sieg in the 38th position at the end of the race. Not the Daytona finish Ryan was looking for but the qualifying was a start in the right direction.
The Tucker,GA Native came to Atlanta Motor Speedway, his home track, with a point to prove. When the #39 car turned a qualifying lap the Scoring Pylon showed just what Ryan Sieg has in his tank. A p.7 Qualifying lap would land the #39 in great position for a good day. Faster cars than Ryan Relegated Ryan back to a 23rd place finish.
Throughout the rest of the 2015 season Ryan would qualify well and end the race well showing that this little family owned race team from Tucker Georgia means business. Until Daytona in July the little team managed to finish every single race with a best qualifying effort of 7th at Atlanta and a best finish of 15th at Chicagoland! Daytona saw another big wreck ending Ryan's day. A wreck that was completely out of his control. With only 3 DNF's out of 33 races,  2 of which were crashes out of Ryans' control, his impressive run continued after New Hampshire.
Indianapolis, Iowa, Watkins Glen, Mid Ohio were a sting of Top 15 runs ending at Bristol barely when he crossed the line in the 16th place finish. A 22nd place finish at Road America was his worst finish since New Hampshire. Darlington and Richmond would be 2 consecutive 17th place finishes. Chicago would just miss a 3rd consecutive 17th place finish by one spot.
Then Kentucky would come. Ryan showed the type of driver he was by avoiding multiple wrecks and raindrops. After the entertainment was over Ryan Sieg would be shown in the 12th position at the end of the night. His 3rd 12th place finish of the year. Dover would show heartbreak with 2 laps to go Ryan was looking at a great finish until the Gas tank read empty and Ryan had to pit relegating him to a 17th place finish 4 laps down.
In Conclusion Ryan Sieg is a phenomenal driver and it makes me wonder why he is going on TV or
his car is shown on TV blank? Their has to be a sponsor out there that notices Ryan is a great driver and would be a great ambassador for their brand! We wish Ryan the best through the Rest of 2015 and in 2016! (Koelle, 2015)