RPM reveals Wallace sponsor, but no manufacturer decision yet

RPM reveals Wallace sponsor, but no manufacturer decision yet

Cup Series

RPM reveals Wallace sponsor, but no manufacturer decision yet

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Darrell Wallace Jr. will have sponsorship from Click n’ Close when he takes over the No. 43 at Richard Petty Motorsports.

Click n’ Close will be the primary sponsor on the car in at least three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, starting with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18. The other two races were announced as Phoenix Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.

The 2018 season will be Wallace’s first full-time season in the Cup Series. The 24-year-old is replacing Aric Almirola.

“We have recently had a lot of positive discussions about our race program in 2018 and having a new partner such as Click n’ Close is proof of that,” said team co-owner Richard Petty. “Click n’ Close is a perfect tool for people who want a faster, more secure way to apply for a mortgage. We feel that Bubba and our team are a perfect fit to help spread their message to NASCAR fans across the country.”

In addition to partnering with RPM, Click n’ Close has also become the “Official Mortgage Provider of NASCAR.”

Click n’ Close  comes in as Smithfield Foods departures the organization. Any additional partners on Wallace’s car were not announced.

Also not announced was the manufacturer the No. 43 will be associated with next season. Currently under the Ford banner, all mentions of a manufacturer have been absent in all recent news to have come from RPM.

In a statement, Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance, said, “Ford remains committed to being RPM’s OEM partner for the 2018 season and we are awaiting finalization of our contract to do so. RPM has not made a commitment to Ford for 2018 as of yet.”

When asked at Texas when there would be word of the team’s manufacturer for next season, Petty replied, “I’ll let you know when I find out.”

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