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Petty not downsizing.

Richard Petty Motorsports has categorically denied reports that the organisation will downsize to three teams and release driver Reed Sorenson in the process.

At least one internet story claimed that AJ Allmendinger would be moving from the #44 RPM Dodge to the #43 Sorenson drives, with the #44 becoming inactive, but the team's director of media relations, Drew Brown, said Friday that's that was not the case, and that that there will be no driver changes this year.

"Richard Petty Motorsports is a four-car team and will continue to be a four-car team," Brown said, "There are no changes. Reed is the driver of the No. 43 Dodge."

By Reid Spencer / Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service



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Reed Sorenson at Daytona [Pic credit: Getty for NASCAR]
Reed Sorenson, driver of the #36 Golden Corral Chevrolet SS, qualified second Friday, July 4, 2014 for Saturday`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevy Racing)
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kingsford/Clorox Chevrolet SS, qualified second Saturday, June 21, 2014 for Sunday`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Raceway in Sanoma, California. He will be sharing the front row with pole winner, Chevy`s Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Cessna Chevrolet SS. Allmendinger is 21st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Christa L. Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Cessna Chevrolet SS, won the pole position Saturday, June 21, 2014 for Sunday`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Raceway in Sanoma, California. McMurray posted a track record with a time of 74.354 seconds (96.350 mph). Next to him on the front row will be Chevy`s AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kingsford/Clorox Chevrolet SS. McMurray is 20th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Cessna Chevrolet SS, won the pole position Saturday, June 21, 2014 for Sunday`s Nascar Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Raceway in Sanoma, California. McMurray posted a track record with a time of 74.354 seconds (96.350 mph). Next to him on the front row will be Chevy`s AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kingsford/Clorox Chevrolet SS. McMurray is 20th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Freightliner-Miller Welders Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag as he crosses the finish line to claim second place the NASCAR Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Freightliner-Miller Welders Chevrolet, and Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Chevrolet, lead the field through the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer (L), driver of the #15 Charter Toyota, Josh Wise, driver of the #98 dodecoin-reddit.com Chevrolet, and AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Freightliner-Miller Welders Chevrolet, celebrate in victory lane after the NASCAR Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer (L), driver of the #15 Charter Toyota, Josh Wise, driver of the #98 dodecoin-reddit.com Chevrolet, and AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Freightliner-Miller Welders Chevrolet, celebrate in victory lane after the NASCAR Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)
Josh Wise, driver of the #98 No. 98 Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevrolet  SS was the winner of the Sprint Fan Vote to earn a spot in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Wise will be joined by AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Freightliner/Miller Welders Chevrolet SS who finished 2nd in the All-Star Showdown. $1 million goes to the winner of the All-Star race Saturday night. (Photo Credit: HHP/Christa L. Thomas for Chevrolet)
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Freightliner/Miller Welders Chevrolet SS finished 2nd Friday, May 16, 2014 in the All-Star Showdown to earn a spot in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Allmendinger will be joined by Josh Wise, driver of the #98 Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevrolet SS who was voted the winner of the Sprint Fan Vote. $1 million goes to the winner of the All-Star race Saturday night. (Photo Credit: HHP/Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)
AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Freightliner/Miller Welders Chevrolet SS celebrates his 2nd place finish Friday, May 16, 2014 in the All-Star Showdown to earn a spot in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Allmendinger will be joined by Josh Wise, driver of the #98 Dogecoin/Reddit.com Chevrolet SS who was voted the winner of the Sprint Fan Vote. $1 million goes to the winner of the All-Star race Saturday night. (Photo Credit: HHP/Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)
Justin Allgaier, driver of the #51 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kingsford Charcoal Chevrolet, and Casey Mears, driver of the #13 GEICO Chevrolet, spin out during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 10, 2014 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo Credit: Ed Zurga/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the #17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford tangle during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Ryan Reed, driver of the #16 American Diabetes Association/Drive to Stop Diabetes Ford, and Joe Nemechek, driver of the #87 D.A.B. Constructors/pelletgrillusa.com Toyota, are involved in an incident after the chequered flag in the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro, celebrates winnning the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with a 12th place finish in the season-ending race Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. His title, the first for Dillon and fourth for team owner Richard Childress, marks Chevrolet’s 17th Driver’s Championship since the inception of the series in 1982. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/HHP for Chevrolet)
Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro, celebrates winning the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with a 12th place finish in the season-ending race Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. His title, the first for Dillon and fourth for team owner Richard Childress, marks Chevrolet’s 17th Driver’s Championship since the inception of the series in 1982. (Photo Credit: Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevrolet)
Austin Dillon (right), driver of the #3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro, celebrates winning the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with a 12th place finish in the season-ending race Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. His title, the first for Dillon and fourth for team owner Richard Childress (left), marks Chevrolet’s 17th Driver’s Championship since the inception of the series in 1982. (Photo Credit: Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevrolet)

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