Sources: Petty begins cutting jobs before merger
As FOXSports.com first reported on Sunday, RPM is making reductions in its staff with the impending merger with Yates Racing. Additional cuts are expected in the car shop in Statesville, N.C. on Tuesday.
Sources said on Sunday that the three remaining teams expected to join forces with Yates will retain 17 crewmen per team. But given the move to Ford — which started at Talladega with Elliott Sadler on Oct. 30th and continued this past weekend with AJ Allmendinger at Texas, there's no need to continue building new Dodge cars or engines. The engine department will continue to employ 14 employees through the end of the season to assist in the organization for the final two races.
Roush Yates Engines will supply powerplants for the team in 2010.