Advance Auto Parts to sponsor NHRA Atlanta Nationals

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF SOUTHERN NATIONALS GLENDORA, Calif. -- Advance Auto Parts has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association to sponsor the NHRA national event at Atlanta Dragway,...

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF SOUTHERN NATIONALS GLENDORA, Calif. -- Advance Auto Parts has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association to sponsor the NHRA national event at Atlanta Dragway, NHRA President Dallas Gardner announced. The 19th annual NHRA Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals is scheduled for May 13-16 at Atlanta Dragway, located in Commerce, Ga.. The race is the seventh of 22 events in the $40 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series in 1999. "The NHRA Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway provides us with another opportunity to expose our customers to the exciting world of NHRA drag racing," said Wendy Delano, marketing director for Advance Auto Parts. "This event, combined with our sponsorship of the Advance Auto Parts Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, gives us great visibility with the NHRA." Said Dennis Robarge, Atlanta Dragway general manager: "We're very happy to have Advance Auto Parts on board as the sponsor of our NHRA national event. Advance Auto Parts is a southern based auto parts retailer and has grown quite a bit in the past year with its purchase of Parts America. Change is exciting. With the date and sponsor change, we're certain the NHRA Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals will be an exciting event." In addition to their new involvement in NHRA Winston Drag Racing, Advance Auto Parts is involved in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, is an associate sponsor for Hendrick Motorsports and also participates as an associate sponsor for Frank Kimmel's ARCA Series entry. "It's rewarding to see one of the fastest growing auto parts retailers in the country increase its involvement with NHRA Winston Drag Racing," said Gardner. "We both share the same audience and same demographics, so it is a perfect match. We're pleased to see them expand their involvement at Atlanta Dragway, one of the premier tracks on the circuit. We're confident that Advance Auto Part's commitment will help to continue the great tradition of NHRA Winston Drag Racing in the Atlanta market." Advance Auto Parts, located in Roanoke, Va., is a leading specialty retailer and distributor of automotive parts and accessories in the U.S. The company has over 1,500 stores in 36 states.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Frank Kimmel
Teams Hendrick Motorsports