NAPA to sponsor Chase Elliott for 2016 Cup Series season

NAPA will sponsor Chase Elliott during the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

Elliott will run the entire 2016 series schedule as a rookie after competing in limited races this season. NAPA has sponsored Elliott in the Xfinity Series in each of the past two seasons.

“This is a very exciting time for the NAPA Family,” said Gaylord Spencer, senior vice president of marketing for NAPA AUTO PARTS. “Chase continues to represent our brand in a terrific way, and we couldn’t be more pleased to take our association with him to the next level. We look forward to working with Chase, the No. 24 team and everyone at Hendrick Motorsports.”

Elliott will transition to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet next season taking over the seat which has been filled by four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon.

“I’m so fortunate to work with a company like NAPA,” said Elliott, who will compete for Sprint Cup rookie of the year honors in 2016. “They’ve been behind me 100 percent, and I never take that support for granted. Continuing the relationship means a lot, and I know the entire team is focused on making it as successful as possible. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”