The news of Bubba Wallace departure from Richard Petty Motorsports leaves the team to find a replacement for the No. 43 Chevrolet.
Wallace is set to cut ties with RPM after three years with the team as he announced that he won’t be returning to the team in 2021. Although Wallace, who was in his contract year, was offered a contract extension with RPM, but he decided to seek new challenges elsewhere.
This leaves RPM to find a new driver for the soon-to-be-vacant No. 43 seat. Speaking to Forbes, RPM owner Andrew Murstein said that he would have a heart to heart conversation with Kyle Larson to see if he fits the bills.
“There’s different options for us if we want to continue our drive for diversity. I’m looking at drivers like Hailie Deegan, coming up through the ranks. I would have a heart to heart with Kyle Larson to see if he’s worthy of a second chance.”
Larson is still indefinitely suspended by NASCAR. However, a number of people in the industry have been lobbying for his reinstatement. Larson returning to the Cup Series in the 2021 season seems possible more than ever right now.
In that case, RPM will have one more driver to look for their vacant seat.
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