GERMANTOWN,Tenn. Auto Pride
has reached an agreement to become an associate sponsor of Top Fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr.
and the C&J Energy Services dragster for the 2013 season in the NHRA
Mello Yello Racing Series.
“Auto Pride’s associate sponsorship of Bob Vandergriff Racing (BVR) is
the next step in growing the already first-ratemotorsports program the
Network has established over the last few years with driver Clay Millican
the Parts Plus Top Fuel team," said Steve Tucker, vice president of the
Automotive Distribution Network. “The Auto Pride logo will be featured
prominently on Bob’s car, uniform and equipment, offering tremendous
exposure as we continue to market the brand to professional
end-userssome of the biggest NHRA fans in the country.”
With Millican now part of Bob Vandergriff Racing (BVR) as a multi-car
team, Auto Pride and Parts Plus members will co-host several hospitality
events for their customers at tracks nationwide, and will be involved
in cross-promotions with Network manufacturer partners that are onboard
as associate sponsors of BVR.
“Bringing Auto Pride and the entire Network to our program along with a
great driver and fan favorite like Clay is huge for us,” Vandergriff
said. “Our goal has been to add a full-time driver to complement our
C&J Energy Services team so we can compete on an even playing field
with other elite racing programs. With Auto Pride and Parts Plus now
part of the BVR family, we’re focused on working together to win a
championship for the Network.”