Richard Petty and AJ Allmendinger to Celebrate STP and the Brand’s Return to Racing

By Auto News Log • June 2nd, 2011

Historic 1972 and 1979 No. 43 STP Cars to be Part of Celebration


Richard Petty and AJ Allmendinger together with Kansas Speedway president, Patrick Warren, welcome vice president of marketing for Armored Auto Group, Johnathan Paluga, and STP to the track as the iconic brand returns to its racing heritage. Petty and STP forever changed the sponsorship landscape within the sport of auto racing back in 1972. This weekend STP and Richard Petty Motorsports team up again with the historic STP No. 43 paint scheme returning to the track during the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. Allmendinger will pilot the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion featuring a modern replica of the 1972 paint scheme with the original Petty Blue and STP Day-Glo Red – made famous by the King.

Paluga will be available to talk about the brand’s return to racing and their expanded motorsports sponsorship portfolio with several multi-year track sponsorships and continued presence in various series including NASCAR, NHRA and World of Outlaws.


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Richard Petty, NASCAR Hall of Famer and owner of Richard Petty Motorsports

A.J. Allmendinger, driver of the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports

Patrick Warren, president of Kansas Speedway

Jonathan Paluga, vice president of marketing for Armored Auto Group and STP, North America


Friday, June 3, 2011

Press conference at 9:00 a.m. local time (CDT) with photo opportunity to follow


Photos available upon request of No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports STP Ford Fusion and historic 1972 and 1979 No. 43 STP cars that will be on display following press conference


Will take place at Kansas Speedway Media Center


Lindsey Early

Rachel Potee

Source: Courtesy of MATTER, Edelman Sports & Entertainment Marketing


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