Hornaday to drive DEI car in NAPA 300 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 29, 1998) NAPA has announced that it will sponsor a Dale Earnhardt Inc.-prepared Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Ron Hornaday to drive in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division...
Hornaday to drive DEI car in NAPA 300
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 29, 1998) NAPA has announced that it will sponsor a Dale Earnhardt Inc.-prepared Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Ron Hornaday to drive in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division NAPA Auto Parts 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 1999. The DEI entry will carry sponsorship from NAPA AUTO PARTS and will sport the familiar blue-and-gold paint scheme that adorns Hornaday's winning NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series ride. "I have always dreamed of racing at Daytona," said Hornaday, the 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion. "I told Dale (Earnhardt) that I did not care what I raced at Daytona when I went to work for him -- horses, go-karts, bicycles, I just wanted to one day race there. This is a dream come true." Hornaday holds the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career record with 23 wins. He has earned more than $2 million in prize money. The NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored Monte Carlo will be prepared by the DEI truck team. "It is a natural that we sponsor Ron in the NAPA Auto Parts 300 at Daytona," said Steve Handschuh, president of NAPA Auto Parts. "Ron is a great representative for NAPA and we are as excited as he is about this opportunity." Since 1996, NAPA's racing efforts have been most recognized via its sponsorship of the DEI truck driven by Hornaday. In 1999, NAPA will continue its support of the DEI Truck team, and will have title sponsorship of eight NASCAR events. There are over 6,200 NAPA Auto Parts stores nationwide. "This is something that Ron has always wanted to do," said seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion, and DEI owner, Dale Earnhardt. "We are thankful to NAPA for this opportunity to run him at Daytona."
Source: NASCAR Online