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“NAPA and I have been together a long time and they are family to me,” said Michael Waltrip. “They have been to victory lane with me, helped me launch my own race team and have been our team’s biggest supporter through the years. It is hard to describe how grateful I am that NAPA feels good enough about our organization to continue this partnership.”
Waltrip felt that re-signing Martin Truex Jr. was a huge accomplishment for the team due to their success this season which includes 5 top 5s and 13 top 10s.
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Paul Donahue, President of Geninue Parts Company, had this to say about the contract extension: “We put a lot of time in evaluating where we choose to spend our marketing dollars and decided NASCAR continues to be a good fit for us. The sport garners tremendous fan support whose loyalty to NASCAR sponsors is unsurpassed and for that we are most appreciative...We have been very pleased with the performance of Martin Truex, Jr. and the entire No. 56 NAPA team. Martin as well as all the folks at Michael Waltrip Racing continue to represent NAPA in a positive manner and we look forward to a successful partnership both on and off the track.”