“We feel good that an organization as well known as Nautica has decided to showcase its brand on the No. 43 Ford,” said team owner Richard Petty. “We welcome them to the RPM family and look forward to showing them everything the sport has to offer this weekend in Richmond. The No. 43 team has shown great promise this season and AJ is a force to be reckoned with every week. We’re excited to have Nautica here this weekend and we think NASCAR’s legions of fans will be enthusiastic as well.”
The No. 43 Ford Fusion will carry the familiar Nautica logo all weekend at the three-quarter-mile track, with qualifying set for Friday and the race scheduled for Saturday evening. Allmendinger has made eight starts at the track and posted his career best finish of eighth at the venue last fall after starting from the third position.