CITGO Petroleum Company has lately joined forces with John Drive Racing, marking a big partnership for the NHRA Drag Racing group. The partnership will formally kick off on the NHRA U.S. Nationals, the place the extremely recognizable CITGO CITGARD product brand will probably be proudly displayed. As a part of the settlement, CITGARD will tackle the function of an affiliate sponsor for John Drive Racing, with a distinguished spot on Brittany Drive’s Flav-R-Pac Chevrolet dragster.
“CITGO is a big firm, with merchandise and types everybody acknowledges,” Drive stated. “CITGO shares our values and our dedication to security, integrity, accountability, and caring for our individuals, companions, and followers. We eagerly anticipate constructing a powerful partnership with them.”
Primarily based in Houston, Texas, CITGO operates three state-of-the-art refineries within the Gulf Coast and Midwest areas, together with an intensive community of pipelines, terminals, and lubricant mixing vegetation all through the nation. As an organization with an extended and illustrious historical past in motorsports, CITGO’s entry into NHRA via its collaboration with John Drive Racing and Brittany Drive has garnered excessive reward.
Doug Fritz, the CEO of Fritz Sports activities & Occasions, expressed his honor to be a part of this important growth inside NHRA.
“CITGO is an iconic firm with a wealthy historical past in motorsports. Their partnership with John Drive Racing and Brittany Drive is an thrilling addition to NHRA. Their values and dedication align completely with the companies and followers that assist motorsports and the NHRA. We anticipate witnessing their progress inside the sport.”
The NHRA U.S. Nationals, drag racing’s most prestigious occasion to be hosted at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park from September 1-4, will function the grand finale of the NHRA Tenting World Drag Racing Sequence common season. Following this occasion, NHRA’s six-race playoffs, generally known as the NHRA Countdown to the Championship, will begin on September 14-17 with the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals in Studying, Pennsylvania. The playoff motion will culminate with the NHRA Finals on the iconic In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in Pomona, California.