Team owners Richard Petty left, and Richard Childress talk in the garage area during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited Shootout auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:16 pm
STP set to sponsor race at Martinsville
The Associated Press
STP will be a co-primary sponsor of Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 43 Jani-King STP Ford Fusion driven by Aric Amirola at the Martinsville spring race. The paint scheme will be commemorative of the first time the STP logo was on Petty's car at Riverside in 1972.
Petty's STP sponsorship is as much a part of the Hall of Famer's brand as the No. 43 and his Stetson hat.
"I can't wait to see the `72 Riverside STP car paint scheme back on the track," Petty said.
The No. 43 STP car hasn't won in Martinsville since John Andretti took the checkered flag in April 1999.