MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 7, 2015) – Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) and Biagi-DenBeste Racing announced today that they will continue their partnership with Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr. in the Biagi-DenBeste No. 98 Ford Mustang in 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series races this season. Top talents, Almirola and Hornish drove for the team in four races in the XFINITY Series earlier this season.
Hornish will pilot the No. 98 Biagi-DenBeste Racing Ford Mustang at Texas Motor Speedway Friday, April 10 during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. He will also run races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway in October and Texas Motor Speedway in November. Almirola will return to the XFINITY Series at the Talladega Superspeedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, Michigan International Speedway in June, Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Both Almirola and Hornish are seasoned veterans in the XFINITYSeries and have continued to race at the front of the field each weekend. Hornish is a three-time winner in the XFINITY Series, and Almirola has one win. Both drivers have finished in the Top-Five in the SeriesChampionship. Biagi-DenBeste Racing is an experienced team with one win and numerous Top-10 finishes with various drivers.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Biagi-DenBeste Racing team,” said Sammy Johns, Director of Competition. “Everyone on the Biagi-DenBeste team is great to work with, and they continue to supply good cars each weekend. This partnership allows Sam and Aric to spend additional time on track each weekend, ultimately giving us an advantage on Sundays.”
“This is a great partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports which puts Sam and Aric back in the No. 98 Ford Mustang,” added Fred Biagi, Co-Owner of Biagi-DenBeste Racing. “Their performances are outstanding each weekend. The response from our sponsors and fans has been very positive. We’re confident we will continue to showcase Ford Performance each weekend with these drivers competing in our car.”
The races at Texas and Michigan will be televised live nationally on Fox Sports 1. FOX will showcase the races at Talladega and Charlotte. NBC Networks will broadcast the second half of the season in their return to NASCAR. Daytona and Charlotte will be featured on NBC Sports Network. NBC will air the races from Indianapolis, Darlington, Texas and Homestead.
About Richard Petty Motorsports
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Aric Almirola pilots the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion with primary partners Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force, STP and Fresh From Florida, and Sam Hornish Jr. drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners Medallion Bank and Twisted Tea. In addition, Dakoda Armstrong wheels the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.
About Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Biagi-DenBeste Racing is owned by Fred Biagi and Bill DenBeste, with Lori DenBeste serving as President. Though racing is their passion, their careers have been driven by 18 wheels instead of four. Fred Biagi owns Biagi Bros Transportation with his brother Greg in Napa, CA. They started in 1978 as a transportation company but have evolved over the years into full service transportation, warehousing and logistics company offering expert 3PL services to clients across North America. You can find out more www.biagibros.com