When most NASCAR fans think of STP one thing comes to mind- Richard Petty and the classic blue and red petty paint scheme on the 43. It is arguably one of the most iconic and longstanding sponsorship relationships in NASCAR. And Richard Petty’s 200 wins in this paint scheme didn’t hurt that relationship.
This year Richard Petty Motorsports driver AJ Allmendinger will sit behind the wheel of the 43 STP Sponsored Ford Fusion carrying a modern replica of the 1972 paint scheme featuring the original Petty Blue and STP Day-Glo Red colors but he won’t be running it at just any race. He will be piloting the STP Ford Fusion at STP 400 to be run at Kansas Speedway on June 5th.
Other racing endeavors of STP include:
- Primary sponsor of two-time NHRA Full Throttle Nitro Funny Car Champion Tony Pedregon for three races (Las Vegas, Houston and Infineon) and an associate sponsorship for the balance of the season.
- Multi-year track sponsorships with a number of ISC properties including Daytona, Talladega, Richmond, Darlington, Michigan, Chicagoland and Kansas.
- Multi-year track sponsorship of Infineon Raceway and title sponsor of Wednesday Night Drags and Bracket Drags.
- Continued sponsorship of Tony Stewart Racing and four-time World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz and the World of Outlaws Series.
A whole new generation will be exposed to the iconic status STP has in not just NASCAR but in other racing series as well.