Monday, 18 January 2010 00:00
DON SCHUMACHER RACING
2010 NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SERIES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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NAPA EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH DSR AND CAPPS
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 15, 2010)- NAPA AUTO PARTS has extended its multi-year sponsorship agreement with Don Schumacher Racing and driver Ron Capps, beginning with the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
NAPA enters its third straight season as a primary sponsor of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Funny Car which Capps drove to a class-best five national-event victories in 2009, ending the season third in the point standings. Ed "Ace" McCulloch will continue as crew chief.
"We at DSR are thrilled to have NAPA AUTO PARTS back on board," said team owner Don Schumacher. "NAPA is a world-class national company and it's our privilege to continue this partnership through a multi-year agreement.
"With NAPA's support plus a talented driver such as Ron Capps and legendary crew chief Ed McCulloch leading the NAPA team, we expect to see more national-event victories in 2010 en route to a Funny Car championship."
“Don Schumacher Racing and Ron Capps are true professionals and great ambassadors for the NAPA brand both on and off the track,” commented Bob Susor, NAPA President, “We are pleased to announce our continued partnership and look forward to a promising 2010 season.”
"Any time it's announced that a sponsor has extended or renewed its commitment it's such a big deal," said Capps, 30-time national-event champion in 61 final rounds since going pro in 1995, "especially in today's economy. NAPA has done so much for our sport, with the commercials, the ads, and all the in-house promotions they do with their stores. With the number of NAPA stores around the country, it just makes it that much more exciting to be able to represent a company like that."
The 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series begins its 23-event schedule with the season-opening event in Pomona, Calif., on Feb. 11-14.
About NAPA AUTO PARTS:
NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet America’s growing need for a world-class auto parts distribution system. By providing excellent customer service for more than 80 years, NAPA has become the industry leader.
NAPA’s strength is unrivaled, with over 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS Stores, 64 Distribution Centers, more than 13,000 NAPA AutoCare and AutoCare Collision repair facilities, over 400,000 parts in inventory every day and the convenience of 24-hour shopping with NAPAonline, www.napaonline.com.
About Don Schumacher Racing:
Don Schumacher Racing, headquartered in Brownsburg, Ind., consists of six professional NHRA teams: the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster driven by seven-time world champion Tony Schumacher; the FRAM dragster of Cory McClenathan, and the Matco Tools dragster of Antron Brown. The Funny Car teams are the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge driven by Ron Capps, the Valvoline/Mail Terminal Services Dodge piloted by Jack Beckman, and the shelor.com Dodge driven by Matt Hagan. Since 1998, Don Schumacher Racing teams have won 136 national events in 260 final rounds, and eight world championships. More information may be found on http://www.shoeracing.com.