Richard Petty Motorsports will not switch to Toyota

Darrell Wallace Jr., left, laughs with Richard Petty during news conference before NASCAR Cup series auto race qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. AP Photo/LM Otero

Richard 'The King' Petty may not know which manufacturer his team, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) will run in 2018 and beyond but Kickin' the Tires has confirmed it won't be a Toyota.

David Wilson, President of Toyota Racing Development (TRD), put the kybosh on questions of whether the manufacturer was in negotiations with Petty.

"We're all set for next year, Jerry" Wilson said. "We're coming back with Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing, so there will be five supported teams from Toyota for 2018. I cannot comment to what RPM or any other team is doing but Toyota is set for 2018."

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