Roobie Loomis has left Richard Petty Motorsports as Chief Operating Officer
"I'm taking some time off," Loomis said to Fox Sports.com. "My contract was up in December and I'm looking to explore what's next. Richard is still family -- so is everyone else at Richard Petty Motorsports. The future is exciting because it's unknown but there's still a lot of uncertainty in what the future brings."
Loomis was a former crew chief for Richard Petty, first joining the organization in 1991 before moving into manegement positions to with the race team.
The Petty operation will enter the 2012 Sprint Cup Series season with drivers Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola.
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