NAPA Resigns Hornaday - Earnhardt

NAPA re-signs with Earnhardt, Hornaday CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 27, 1998) NAPA has announced that it has extended its sponsorship through the year 2000 of Ron Hornaday in the No. 16 NAPA Brakes Chevrolet truck owned by Dale Earnhardt, Inc., that ...

NAPA re-signs with Earnhardt, Hornaday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 27, 1998) NAPA has announced that it has extended its sponsorship through the year 2000 of Ron Hornaday in the No. 16 NAPA Brakes Chevrolet truck owned by Dale Earnhardt, Inc., that competes in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

NAPA has been a sponsor of the Earnhardt truck team with Hornaday -- the series' career victories leader -- as the driver since 1996, the year in which Hornaday won the series championship.

"We are pleased to continue our support of the NAPA Brakes No. 16 NASCAR truck driven

by Ron Hornaday through the year 2000," said NAPA President Steve Handschuh. "Our past relationship with the entire Dale Earnhardt, Inc.-owned team has provided excellent exposure for NAPA, and we are excited about what the future holds. Ron and the team are proven champions, and we wish them continued success."

Hornaday, who is locked in a fierce battle with defending series champion Jack Sprague heading into Saturday's Parts America 150 at Watkins Glen International, is excited about representing NAPA into the new millennium.

"NAPA is a great sponsor," Hornaday said. "What they have done for us is awesome. It's great to know that I will be part of this NAPA team for years to come."

Hornaday has recorded 19 wins (most in the series, 25 percent of all his starts), 44 top-five (59 percent), and 59 top-10 (79 percent) finishes in 75 starts.

"It is exciting to enter into a new two-year extension of our NASCAR truck sponsorship with NAPA," said Don Hawk, president of DEI. "The relationship with NAPA has been rewarding for both parties. Ron has won a lot of races. We have led a lot of laps, and have won a championship together.

"Dale Earnhardt, Inc., is excited at the total commitment and dedication that NAPA has put into NASCAR racing in all venues. The leadership at NAPA has been outstanding. Dale, Teresa, Ron and myself say thank you, and we look forward to continued success."

Hornaday won the Parts America 150 on The Glen's 11-turn, 2.45-mile road course in 1996. Practice and Bud Pole Award Qualifying will be held on Friday. The race begins on Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague