Petty and Jones Reflect back on over 50 Years with STP
Richard Petty and STP have been synonymous since most folks can remember. The King has proudly represented STP for over 50 years and the relationship that began with a victory at Riverside International Raceway on January 23, 1972 continues today. Take a trip down memory lane as Richard and Erik Jones, current driver of the famed No. 43 machine, discuss the origin of the relationship and NASCAR’s celebrated return to North Wilkesboro Speedway for the 2023 NASCAR All Star Race.
#43 Gets That Historic STP Look for the All-Star Race
Over the years, NASCAR has showcased some of the best looking race cars to ever makes laps but none are more iconic than the No. 43 STP machine that The King, Richard Petty, made famous. In 2023, STP was the primary sponsor aboard Erik Jones’ entry for the NASCAR All Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway. We were thrilled to be on hand when Erik shared the news with The King and showed him the paint scheme.
Car Culture with Erik Jones
We all know Erik Jones the race car driver, but what about Erik Jones the car collector and enthusiast? Car Culture with Erik Jones Presented by STP®! Richard Petty Motorsports and STP have partnered to bring you an inside look at different aspects car culture through the eyes of Erik Jones, driver of the No. 43 Chevrolet in the NASCAR® Cup Series. To kick off this series, Erik gives a tour of his 3 classic Chevrolet Corvettes. Erik and Corvettes go way back, as his family once owned and operated Corvette parts business in Michigan. Represented in this video are 3 different early generations of the Corvette. Erik explains the similarities and differences of each, as well as the personal meaning behind why these three vehicles were added to his collection.
Erik Jones and the #43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
Since making his first-career NASCAR start in 2013, Jones has been one of the sport’s brightest talents.
In 2015, Jones became the youngest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion at 19-years-old, 5 months and 21 days. That same year, he was also named the series’ Rookie of the Year. Jones competed full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) in 2016, also claiming the division’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award. He turned the trifecta the following season after being named the NASCAR Cup Series’ Rookie of the Year, becoming the first driver in history to win that honor in all of NASCAR’s top-three national touring series.
He earned his first win on NASCAR’s senior circuit on July 7, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway with an electrifying last-lap pass to take the checkered flag. He backed that victory up a year later by winning the Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway – one of the sport’s most historic and daunting races.
In five years of full-time competition at NASCAR’s highest level, Jones has earned two poles, two wins, 34 top-five and 69 top-10 finishes.
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