Almirola will drive RPM #43 with STP as sponsor

The car will look much like the one driven by AJ Allmendinger at Kansas last season

The car will look much like the one driven by AJ Allmendinger at Kansas last season

The #43 of Richard Petty Motorsports will like quite familiar when NASCAR heads to Kansas. While it will be Aric Almirola behind the wheel of the Ford Fusion the outsides will be branded with the letters STP.

What began as a deal in 1972 has become a friendship over the last 40 years. It will be the second straight season that the #43 RPM car will be sponsored by STP in the Kansas race which is titled the STP 400.

“I’ve been an STP man since ’72 and it’s hard to believe that it has been 40 years since I started working with STP,” said Petty. “They have remained a big part of my career and it’s been great having them back at the track. I look forward to seeing Aric in the driver’s seat at the STP 400 as we celebrate 40 years with STP.”