NAPA Extends Hendrick’s Chase Elliott Sponsorship

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LAS VEGAS – NAPA has reached a multi-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports that will continue to sponsor the majority of 26 races for 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion and current points leader Chase Elliott.

The renovation was announced Wednesday in Las Vegas during the plenary session of the 2022 NAPA EXPO, which attracts more than 13,000 vendors, employees, store owners and professionals to the NAPA AutoCare Center. To share the news, Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and team vice president Jeff Gordon joined Marti Walsh, NAPA Vice President of Marketing, onstage at the Venetian Convention and Expo Center.

“We couldn’t be more excited to expand our relationship with Hendrick Motorsports and Chase Elliott, especially in a year when we are reinvigorating our brand to meet the demands of the future,” said Walsh. “Hendrick Motorsports and Chase have long been part of the NAPA family and their passion and energy will be an important part of our journey in the years to come.”

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NAPA became Elliott’s title sponsor in 2014. Since then, the driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has captured two NASCAR series national championships: the Xfinity Series in 2014 and the Cup Series in 2020. After moving full-time to the Elite Cup level in 2016, the 26-year-old won 16 points-paying races, most recently at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 10.

“None of this is possible without the NAP,” Elliott said. “I am so grateful for their commitment to our team and their passion for what we do every weekend. I’ve been fortunate to meet so many amazing people from all over the country who work at NAPA. We are all really proud to represent a company that looks after its employees and customers and is driven to succeed in every aspect. I I look forward to what will happen and celebrate more victories together.”

After 20 starts in 2022, Elliott sits atop the Cup standings with a series-best race win by three points. Dawsonville, Georgia, made its seventh playoff appearance in as many full seasons at NASCAR’s top level, all with crew chief Alan Gustafson. Fans voted him the most popular NASCAR driver for four consecutive years (2018-21).

“We take great pride in our relationship with NAPA,” Hendrick said. “When you have a partner who has been so committed to our sport for so many years, it will be incredibly rewarding to see him win races, win championships, and achieve great success in his or her business. Chase, Alan, and our entire organization are focused on raising the bar and driving more wins for NAPA in all areas of our relationship.”

Related: All of Chase Elliott’s NASCAR Cup Series Wins

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