Friday, August 31, 2012

MWR Extends Partnerships with Martin Truex Jr. and NAPA Auto Parts

Credit: Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip Racing announced earlier today that they will be extending partnerships with both driver Martin Truex Jr. and sponsor NAPA Auto Parts. Both are multi-year contract extensions, NAPA will be the primary sponsor for all 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup races along with two non-points races during the duration of this contract. 

“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.

Credit: Charlotte Bray for Skirts and Scuffs
Martin Truex Jr. had the following to say about his new contract extension: “Driving the NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota means the world to me. I knew when I signed on for the 2010 season that we had a lot of work to do to get the performance to where NAPA would be proud of us, and I also knew I had big shoes to fill in that NAPA uniform because Michael is the best at being an ambassador for sponsors. It is so gratifying that the hard work has paid off with competitive race cars every week. And I am more comfortable than ever that NAPA is my sponsor and I am their driver. It’s my job to do everything I can to make sure we are together for the rest of my career.”

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.”

Unique Hiram is an Associate Editor/Contributing Writer/Media Rep for Skirts and Scuffs. Additionally, she is also the author of "Fast Lane Poetry" which was published April 2011. Unique can be contacted via email or through Twitter.

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