Longtime NASCAR sponsor STP will return to the iconic No. 43 car for the upcoming Cup Series All-Star race.
STP will sponsor Legacy Motor Club driver Erik Jones when the Cup Series returns to North Wilkesboro Speedway on May 21.
‘Looking good’ was Petty’s initial response upon seeing the artwork presented by Jones.
“It’s like a copy of one of my older model cars. One thing about this scheme is Erik won’t be able hide from me on the track because I’ll be able to see that car from anywhere,” said Petty while giving the seal of approval to the iconic look of the car he and STP made legendary.
The car will be unveiled to the public during “Race Hub” on Fox Sports 1 on April 27th.
Jones is eligible for the All-Star race based on his win last fall in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
“Fans are going to love this car no matter who you root for,” said Jones. “It’s going to bring back a lot of really great memories for Richard Petty fans at one of the most historic tracks in NASCAR history. I’m thankful to STP and happy they decided to go in the direction they did on this design. When I showed the car to Richard he thought it was very cool. Carrying on the No. 43 car legacy at North Wilkesboro will be one of the highlights of my career. I’m looking forward to May 21.”
On Thursday (April 27) the team released an imagine of the car.
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