Vote now: Who is your favorite Richard Petty Motorsports driver of all-time?

BY Tim Durr • December 17, 2016

As we go through the drivers with wins for each of the top-tier teams in NASCAR, we're also trying to find out which driver from each team is everyone's favorite. When it comes to Richard Petty Motorsports, which started out as Petty Enterprises, it's all in the name.

It'd be a landslide for The King, followed by his father, Lee Petty. His son Kyle Petty would probably even get a healthy number of votes.

Now's your chance to weigh in. Make your voice heard by telling us who your favorite Richard Petty Motorsports driver of all-time is, who doesn't have Petty in the last name.

Your options are below, and while every driver who has wheeled a car for Petty isn't included, the drivers with the most appearances in a Petty ride are.

John Andretti appeared in 201 races for Petty, the most by a driver without the family name. He went to Victory Lane at Martinsville in 1999, his only win in the No. 43 car.

Bobby Hamilton had a respectable run in the No. 43 car, posting two wins, 13 top-five and 29 top-10 finishes in 94 races.

Jim Paschal, a name for the older race fans, started in NASCAR in 1949, and even though he only ran 65 races for Petty, he won nine of them.

If you're a new fan of RPM, then you're probably pulling for Aric Almirola, the only driver left at the stable as Petty downsizes to a one-car operation for 2017.

AJ Allmendinger has been making his name for JTG Daugherty Racing in recent years but got his full-time start in NASCAR driving the No. 44 for Petty.

Marcos Ambrose came from Down Under to wheel the No. 9 for RPM, winning back-to-back at Watkins Glen before deciding to head back to Australia in 2014.

These final two drivers have made their names with other teams but both spent time with Petty. After making his name in the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing, Bobby Labonte drove the No. 43 for 108 races from 2006-08.

Kasey Kahne started his career in the No. 9 for Evernham Motorsports and moved to Petty when the teams merged. He won two races with RPM before moving on and eventually landing with Hendrick Motorsports.

There are the choices, make your voice heard and vote below.

 


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