Checker-Schuck's-Kragen becomes Official Auto Parts Store

CHECKER-SCHUCK'S-KRAGEN BECOMES OFFICIAL AUTO PARTS STORE OF NHRA GLENDORA, Calif. -- CSK Auto, Inc., the Phoenix-based parent company of Checker-Schuck's-Kragen Auto Parts stores, has reached a multi-year agreement with the National...

CHECKER-SCHUCK'S-KRAGEN BECOMES OFFICIAL AUTO PARTS STORE OF NHRA

GLENDORA, Calif. -- CSK Auto, Inc., the Phoenix-based parent company of Checker-Schuck's-Kragen Auto Parts stores, has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association to become the Official Auto Parts Store of the NHRA, NHRA Vice President of Sales Steve Johnson announced. "At Checker-Schuck's-Kragen we have long recognized that the NHRA fan is also our customer," said Joe Spica, Checker-Schuck's-Kragen sales promotions manager. "When the opportunity arose to position Checker-Schuck's-Kragen as the official auto parts retailer of NHRA we were excited to take the position. This truly is a win-win situation for Checker-Schuck's-Kragen, the NHRA and its fans." As the Official Auto Parts Store of the NHRA, Checker-Schuck's-Kragen will receive increased visibility at NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series events. In addition, Checker-Schuck's-Kragen and the NHRA will work together in many promotions, including ticket discount coupon programs. "We're very excited that Checker-Schuck's-Kragen has joined us as the Official Auto Parts Store of the NHRA," said Johnson. "As part of their increased commitment, Checker-Schuck's-Kragen will provide sponsorship for two of our most popular race teams. We feel our race teams are the most valuable product we have to offer and presents one of the best marketing opportunities for all of our sponsors. The commitment that Checker-Schuck's-Kragen is making at the store level to support NHRA will help in our vision as we work to mainstream our sport and reach new audiences." Checker-Schuck's-Kragen is also involved with NHRA as the title sponsor of the Checker-Schuck's-Kragen-Nationals at Firebird International Raceway, near Phoenix. The company also provides sponsorship for Del Worsham's Pontiac Firebird Funny Car and Jim Head's Top Fuel dragster.

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