Richard Petty Motorsports, home to the No. 43 in NASCAR's premier series, presents the Richard Petty Motorsports Podcast for race fans to enjoy. Each episode will feature a personality from inside the racing world to explore his or her journey and give insight that only someone who has lived it can provide.
17. Ernie Irvan
In episode 17, we sit down with Ernie Irvan: California-native former NASCAR Cup Series driver. Ernie is best known for his career in the early to mid-90s driving for teams such as Morgan-McClure Motorsports and Robert Yates Racing. As mentioned a few episodes back in our interview with crew chief Jerry Baxter, both Ernie and Jerry are West Coast racers whose paths crossed quite a bit over their respective careers. Hear from Ernie on the connection with Jerry, as well as his incredible story of making the move to North Carolina. We discuss Ernie's racing career in detail, including both the highlights and the adversity. A special thanks to Irvan-Smith Inc. for allowing us to use their space for this interview, we hope you enjoy catching up with Swervin' Irvan!
16. Thad Moffitt
In episode 16, we sit down with Thad Moffitt: driver of the No. 46 for David Gilliland Racing in the ARCA Menards Series. Although, you may know him best as Richard Petty's grandson. We chat with Thad about the beginnings of his racing career, tips and tricks to go-kart success, gaining experience on and off the track, and lessons learned from The King and Kyle Petty. It was a blast to spend time with Thad, and we hope you enjoy hearing his perspective on racing!
15. Eddie Wood - Part 2 with Dale Inman
In episode 15, we sit down with Eddie Wood AND Dale Inman! Not only were we lucky enough to have Eddie join us for an episode of the RPM Podcast, in addition we have a special bonus episode featuring a conversation between the president/co-owner of Wood Brothers Racing and the 8-time championship winning NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief. The close friendship between the two is clear, their stories and memories from decades spent at NASCAR's highest levels are amazing.
14. Eddie Wood
In Episode 14 (yes that's right, we're skipping over unlucky number 13), we sit down with Eddie Wood of the legendary Wood Brothers Racing! Son of NASCAR Hall of Famer and pioneer, Glen Wood, Eddie's entire life has been centered around racing at the highest level. He now serves as President of Wood Brothers Racing, which fields the No. 21 car in the NASCAR Cup Series. Although fierce competitors, the Petty and Wood families have always been close friends and upheld an incredible amount of respect for one another as is evident in this conversation. We appreciate Eddie making the trip from Stuart, VA down to Level Cross, NC to join us for one of the most enjoyable podcast episodes to date!
12. Martha Jane Bonkemeyer
In Episode 12, we sit down with Martha Jane Bonkemeyer: former executive assistant to Richard Petty. Martha Jane is Randleman, NC born and raised and is a lifelong close friend to the Petty family. She has an incredibly vibrant personality and is an absolute joy to spend time with. Martha Jane was originally hired at Petty Engineering in 1969 in a more secretarial role, left after a couple years, then returned to be Richard's assistant from 1986-2004. Imagine the things she has seen and been part of in that timeframe! Tune in to hear stories and insight about The King that can only be told from her perspective. We appreciate Martha Jane's time and storytelling and we hope you enjoy Episode 12 of the RPM Podcast!
11. Jerry Baxter - Greatest Job on Earth
In Episode 11, we sit down with Jerry Baxter: crew chief for Erik Jones and the No. 43 Chevrolet team in the NASCAR Cup Series. Originally from San Diego, CA, Jerry is one of many whose passion for racing brought them from the West Coast to the Carolinas. After a short driving career, Jerry realized quickly that his best bet was to shift focus and work to become the best crew chief he could be. Jerry spent a number of years atop in the box in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series working for team owners such as Michael Waltrip and Kyle Busch and collecting a total of 18 race wins. Before the start of the 2020 season, Jerry became the crew chief on the No. 43 at Richard Petty Motorsports and does an excellent job leading our race team on Sundays. We appreciate his time, insight and storytelling and we hope you enjoy episode 11 of the RPM Podcast!
I have enjoyed the all the podcasts but the one with Jarrett is awesome. The 2 greatest families in all of motorsports.
You become part of the team!
It is fun to listen to people talk about racing and feel like they are just having a conversation that you get to listen in on.
You feel like you are learning about racing that you would never learn any other way and laughing at the same time!
Go team 43!
car go fast
great podcast but they talk a lot about racing