Richard Petty Motorsports and Scott announced Scott, driver of the No. 44 RPM Ford, will retire from full-time competition in NASCAR at the end of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Richard Petty Motorsports PR reports.
Before Sunday's race at Talladega, Richard Petty Motorsports had suffered through 31 races without a Top-10 finish. Drivers Scott and Aric Almirola changed that. Scott ran a perfectly crafted race and finished second to Joey Logano in the Hellman's 500, NASCAR Wire Service reports.
Scott and the No. 44 Ford team are looking to build on the momentum built from Scott's season-best finish at Auto Club when they head to Martinsville this weekend, where Scott will race in his first Cup Series race at the half-mile track, richardpettymotorsports.com reports.
Beginning in 2016, Richard Petty Motorsports will once again field the number "44" on Scott's Ford, replacing the number "9" used since RPM was created after a merger in 2009, richardpettymotorsports.com reports.