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Help Keep Reed Sorenson in the 43 Car

Posted on: September 18, 2009 6:48 pm
 
Reed Sorenson is one of NASCAR's top young drivers. He is also one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. However, he has already been bumped from one ride in favor of a bigger name, and now is in danger of losing his ride in the 43 car for next season. Sorenson expected to spend at least a few years in this car, but a recent merger of Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing has changed things. The Current plan is to move A.J. Allmendinger into the 43, while Paul Menard takes over the spot Sorenson currently holds on the team. This should not happen.

Paul Menard has never been successful in NASCAR's highest level series. Nor has he shown signs that he ever will be. Menard is only just good enough to run at the back of races and stay just inside the top 35 cutoff in points.

However, Menard has been all but guaranteed a ride at the Cup level thanks to his father's company, Menards, sponsoring his car. This is nothing but a pure shameless play for money. Even at the junior high level, it is a travesty to see daddy's money getting his kid a spot on a team. To see it happen at this level is atrocious.

NASCAR fans shouldn't let this happen, especially concerning two of NASCAR's greatest teams and the most storied number in the sport. At least not without a fight. We don't want money to be the controlling factor in the sport.

Tell the ownership at Richard Petty Motorsports to keep Reed Sorenson in the 43. Paul Menard does not deserve this ride. Help Reed get what he deserves. Sign the petition. Help save the sport.

Click the following link to sign the petition:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/
sorenson43


(Your email address will not be displayed on the petition. You can also sign the petition anonymously if you wish)
Comments

Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2009 11:03 pm
 

Help Keep Reed Sorenson in the 43 Car

Breaking news. Read this:

http://proxy.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar

/cup/columns/story?columnist=smith_marty&page=DoorToDo
or

This petition has been called off. Unfortunately, I feel that the 43 car under it's current control (unfortunately and obviously not that of Richard Petty) does not deserve to have Sorenson as a driver, and I don't think that Sorenson deserves to have to drive it. My hope now is the Reed finds a good ride and some decent respect elsewhere. He certainly didn't find it with the George Gillette controlled RPM team.



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