FILE - In this June 5, 2010, file photo, NASCAR legend Richard Petty, left, talks with driver Kasey Kahne during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 auto race in Long Pond, Pa. Kahne has been released from Richard Petty Motorsports effective immediately. The team said Wednesday night, Oct. 20, 2010, that Kahne will not be in the No. 9 Ford this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Photo by: Mel Evans

FILE - In this June 5, 2010, file photo, NASCAR legend Richard Petty, left, talks with driver Kasey Kahne during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 auto race in Long Pond, Pa. Kahne has been released from Richard Petty Motorsports effective immediately. The team said Wednesday night, Oct. 20, 2010, that Kahne will not be in the No. 9 Ford this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)