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Petty, Yates 2010 Merger Proves Importance of Sponsorship

So...I bet you didn't see that coming. As if silly season couldn't get any sillier than last year's Jeff Gordon retirement rumors or those silly rumblings about Tony Stewart starting his own team, 2009 is proving anything really is possible in NASCAR. Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing, two of NASCAR's famous families, will be joining forces for 2010, running Yates-powered Fords. “This is a pretty big deal for us,” Richard Petty said.  “We’re thrilled to partner with Ford.  We’ve talked with a lot of folks, but in the end it came down to the success the Gilletts and I think we can achieve with Ford Racing.  Right now this deal is real new.  There are lots of details still left to be ...

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