As a NASCAR Cup Series crew chief, Steve Letarte earned 15 victories, including the 2014 Daytona 500 Championship during his 10 years as a crew chief in NASCAR. Letarte, a native of Cornish, Maine, called the shots for four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, and the sport’s most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. during his 10-year tenure at Hendrick Motorsports.
After retiring from the pit box in 2015, Letarte made his way to the announcer’s booth as a full-time NASCAR analyst for NBC. Letarte commentates all NASCAR Cup events on the network, reaching 80 million households. He also appears weekly on NBC Sports Network’s NASCAR America.
Letarte joined STP in 2016 as a spokesperson and auto expert, advising consumers on STP’s product line and automotive maintenance routines. Letarte has been featured on the brand’s social media platforms, as well as in their how-to videos on STP.com and YouTube.com/STP.
In 2017, Letarte announced the debut of his website, RacingJobs.com. The site focuses on building a database of qualified employees for race teams to hire from. More than 2500 users have submitted resumes and more than 40 race teams have used the site in their hiring efforts.
Letarte’s laidback, approachable personality has made him a sports fan favorite both on television and in social media. Collectively, Letarte has nearly 250,000 followers across Twitter (@SteveLetarte), Facebook and Instagram (@SteveLetarte).
In May 2017, Steve LeTarte and Aric Amirola kept the drive alive with a classic American road trip. Traveling across the country to the STP 500 in Martinsville, VA, Steve and Aric experienced all that's beautiful, historic, and unique along the way.
Leg 1: First up: Albuquerque, New Mexico and the famous Frontier Restaurant. WATCH NOW
Leg 2: The #STPAmericanDrive video series continues! This time Aric Almirola and Steve Letarte swing by the Route 66 Auto Museum to hang out with Bozo and see some amazing cars. Added bonus: a cameo by #TheKing, Richard Petty! WATCH NOW
Leg 3: Steve Letarte and Aric Almirola attempt to be artists at the famed Cadillac Ranch in this #STPAmericanDrive video. Who has the better graffiti skills? WATCH NOW
Leg 4: The American Drive continues in Music City. Steve Letarte and NASCAR personality, Kim Coon, learn about the late STP Spokesperson at The Johnny Cash Museum! WATCH NOW
Leg 5: From our followers' choice of Dead End BBQ for lunch to the beautiful scenery of Pisgah National Forest, Steve Letarte and Kim Coon round out their #STPAmericanDrive road trip… WATCH NOW
Leg 6: Steve Letarte is still going! This time, he takes on the NASCAR Hall of Fame and stops by to honor a legend with hall of fame crew chief Dale Inman. WATCH NOW
Leg 7: It's time for our final episode of STP American Drive. This time Steve Letarte and Dale Inman pick up The King and head to Martinsville Speedway for the STP500. WATCH NOW
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