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Saw on Yahoo that

 

Kasey Kahne was released from RPM last night and Aric Almirola is to drive the #9 ford this weekend at Martinsville. Alimorla was to drive the 83 this weekend so look for Kahne in the Red Bull 83 for the remainder of the season to prepare for next season.

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Apparently, the release came after the brakes on Kahne's Richard Petty Motorsports Sprint ride at Charlotte Motor Speedway failed for the third time this season and the second time in two races.

 

Kahne allegedly refused to get back in the car after it was repaired, saying he felt ill. J.J. Yeley finished the race.

 

Reportedly RPM released Kahne, whose contract was to expire at the end of the season, on Wednesday. Aric Almirola is set to drive this weekend in Martinsville. The rest of the season is still not finalized.

 

Earlier this season Kahne announced that he would be driving for Hendrick Motorsports as Mark Martin's replacement in 2012 and that he will be driving for Red Bull Racing in 2011.

 

Kahne missed the Chase for the Sprint Cup this year with only seven top-five finishes through the first 31 races and five races where he finished 28th or worse.

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Just saw that RPM may not race past the Martinsville race...

 

From Jayski.com:

RPM may not run past Martinsville: The house of cards is finally falling for George Gillett's Richard Petty Motorsports. The assembly line from Roush Fenway Racing and Roush Yates engines has stopped running to RPM. Engines have been picked up, cars have been repossessed, and sources on both sides -- RPM and RFR -- say no cars will be delivered beyond Martinsville this weekend. On Thursday morning, crewmen at RPM were told they may not have jobs after the race at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Neither Petty team CEO Foster Gillett nor team Vice President Robbie Loomis could be reached for comment. RPM currently fields four cars in the Sprint Cup Series -- the #9, #19, #43 and #98. Kasey Kahne was released from his contract as of Wednesday night and is expected to drive for Red Bull Racing for the remainder of the year and in 2011. Elliott Sadler is expected to drive for Kevin Harvick Inc. next year. Paul Menard signed a multi-year deal to drive for Richard Childress Racing starting next year. His current crew chief Richard "Slugger" Labbe will continue his duties at RCR. AJ Allmendinger re-signed a multiyear deal to drive the #43 Ford this summer. Allmendinger is currently 20th in the point standings. Marcos Ambrose was signed to drive the #19 Ford in August. Ambrose currently drives for JTG/Daugherty Racing and is 26th in the point standings.(Fox Sports)(10-21-2010)

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Maybe they should go bankrupt and ask Obama to force the taxpayers to bail them out like we already do for GM. :blink: Do we have to wonder why they do so well when there funds are unlimited. Thanks working stiffs that work so hard and many without benifit packages unlike the ones that [do have] that we are bailing out. Just another hard working federal taxpayer paying for things i have no control over. :(

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Maybe they should go bankrupt and ask Obama to force the taxpayers to bail them out like we already do for GM. :blink: Do we have to wonder why they do so well when there funds are unlimited. Thanks working stiffs that work so hard and many without benifit packages unlike the ones that [do have] that we are bailing out. Just another hard working federal taxpayer paying for things i have no control over. :(

 

GM has already paid back debt in about 1.5 years, but excellent point. Government regulated racing forcing Hendricks, RCR, JD Gibbs, and Rousch to pay penalties for being so dominant over the smaller teams. The Obama plan. LOL

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Maybe they should go bankrupt and ask Obama to force the taxpayers to bail them out like we already do for GM. :blink: Do we have to wonder why they do so well when there funds are unlimited. Thanks working stiffs that work so hard and many without benifit packages unlike the ones that [do have] that we are bailing out. Just another hard working federal taxpayer paying for things i have no control over. :(

 

GM has already paid back debt in about 1.5 years, but excellent point. Government regulated racing forcing Hendricks, RCR, JD Gibbs, and Rousch to pay penalties for being so dominant over the smaller teams. The Obama plan. LOL

 

Pay back ????? Well, technically true, but a lie.

 

Turns out they took money out of one pocket and put it into the other. More precisely, GM took TARP money to pay off the auto bailout money and now must pay off the TARP money.

 

GM, since being taken over by Obama, is now acting like the Obama administration

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