Richard Petty Motorsports set to announce new driver of No. 9

Brian Scott is expected to take over Richard Petty Motorsports' No. 9 car in 2016.

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Richard Petty Motorsports has scheduled a press conference at 11 a.m. on Friday at the team’s shop to announce the replacement for Sam Hornish Jr. in the No. 9 RPM Ford for next season., citing multiple sources, said Brian Scott will move to RPM next season.

Scott has run full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2010, posting 20 top-five and 77 top-10 finishes in 208 starts.

In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Scott has 17 career starts, with an average start of 22.1 and an average finish of 28.8.

Last month, team co-owner Richard Petty said finding a driver who could help secure funding was something the team was considering.

"We’ve got to look at sponsorship as much as anything else," Petty said. "It’s a combination deal. We can’t just go with a driver and then not have the money, and we can’t go with just the money and not have a driver, so it’s gonna be interesting."

Hornish has not announced his plans for next season.