Company Continues Partnership with Daytona 500 Champion Michael McDowell
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 19, 2021) – The celebration of Michael McDowell’s Daytona 500 win continues today with CarParts.com (NASDAQ: PRTS) announcing their continued partnership with McDowell and Front Row Motorsports (FRM). CarParts.com now becomes an integral part of the team and McDowell’s 2021 season, including full season associate branding and primary partner sponsorship at four races.
CarParts.com will be the primary scheme on the No. 34 Ford Mustang beginning at the Watkins Glen road course on August 8 and followed by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 25, the return of McDowell to the Daytona International Speedway on August 28, and the NASCAR Playoff race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 26.
CarParts.com offers an easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly shopping platform, connecting drivers with the parts they need to get from point A to point B with confidence. The company has delivered over 50 million parts across America and now count the 2021 Daytona 500 champion as a loyal customer. Last year, CarParts.com and McDowell partnered to make updates to his Ford F-150 with various parts through a video install series, including a tonneau cover, exhaust system, and brakes.
“The story of Michael McDowell winning the Daytona 500 mirrors CarParts.com’s story,” said Houman Akhavan, Chief Marketing Officer of CarParts.com. “Both of us were building a really strong foundation under the radar. Both of us were building great teams. He was building a great car, and we were building a great company. Then, one day, everyone who had overlooked both of us realized that we were a force to be reckoned with.”
Last season, CarParts.com partnered with FRM and McDowell on various promotions, sweepstakes, contests, and other activities to get more involved in the sport and spark engagement with NASCAR fans. One event in particular—when McDowell and Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. made contact on the track during the All-Star race—led to a cascade of charitable contributions after CarParts.com bid on the bumper involved, including donations of $20,034 to Motor Racing Outreach in McDowell’s name, another $20,043 to Victory Junction in Wallace’s name, and finally the bumper itself to a NASCAR fan. Both CarParts.com and FRM are excited to find more ways to connect with fans during the 2021 season.
“It’s great to have CarParts.com back with us in such a big way,” said McDowell. “We always knew they were with us, part of the family and supporting us. Now we can do something even bigger and better as we start our season. We have all year to spread the word about CarParts.com to NASCAR fans. I’ve used their site and it’s easy. They have every part you need. It’s just awesome to see this come together and I can’t wait to see what they have planned for us.”
For more information about CarParts.com, visit CarParts.com.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series and the 2021 Daytona 500 champions. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields the No. 34 and the No. 38 NASCAR Cup Series teams along with the No. 38 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team– from its Mooresville, N.C. headquarters. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
With over 25 years of experience, and more than 50 million parts delivered, we’ve streamlined our website and sourcing network to better serve the way drivers get the parts they need. Utilizing the latest technologies and design principles, we’ve created an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly shopping experience that, alongside our own nationwide distribution network, cuts out the brick-and-mortar supply chain costs and provides quality parts at a budget-friendly price.
CarParts.com (NASDAQ: PRTS) is headquartered in Torrance, California.
Family-owned Travel Stop Network Returns to the No. 34 Ford Mustang in 2021
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 3, 2021) – Leading travel stop network, Love’s Travel Stops, announces today that it will return to Front Row Motorsports (FRM) as a primary partner aboard Michael McDowell’s No. 34 Ford Mustang for multiple races throughout the 2021 NASCAR season – and will serve as a season-long associate partner as well.
The 2021 partnership will kick off when the recognizable red and yellow colors of Love’s Travel Stops hit the track at the Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 14 for the 63rd running of the Daytona 500.
Love’s Travel Stops will also join Michael McDowell and the No. 34 team at a variety of other unique events throughout the 2021 season, including (but not limited to), the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race on March 28, both races at the Talladega Superspeedway on April 25 and Oct. 3, the newly added races at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) on May 2, the Nashville Speedway on June 20 and the Road America on July 4, before heading south to the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Oct. 10.
“2020 was a really exciting year of racing for our No. 34 program as we recorded multiple Top-10 finishes and were able to really mix it up with the cars at the front of the field,” said McDowell. He continued by saying, “My goal has always been to win a race at the Cup level; and with this year’s schedule, which incorporates more road course races than ever before, I feel really confident that this could be the year that we put the No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang in Victory Lane.”
2021 marks the ninth consecutive season of partnership between Love’s Travel Stops and Front Row Motorsports, as well as the fourth-consecutive year that Love’s (Travel Stops) has worked with NASCAR Cup Series veteran, Michael McDowell.
“Words can’t express my gratitude for all of the support that Love’s Travel Stops has shown us over the last eight seasons,” said Front Row Motorsports Owner, Bob Jenkins. Jenkins added, “Love’s has been such an integral part of Front Row Motorsports and our team has made tremendous strides with our time together – and a big part of that is because of their partnership.” In closing, Jenkins went on to say, “My employees at MDS Trucking have been stopping at Love’s Travel Stops for a hot shower, good food, rest and fuel, long before their involvement in NASCAR and I can’t thank them enough for the excellent service that they’ve continuously shown my drivers.”
The No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang will be on track for both Daytona 500 practice and pole qualifying on Wednesday, Feb. 10, airing live on FS1. The team will then compete in the Bluegreen Vacations Duels, the qualifying races that set the lineup for the Daytona 500, on Thursday, Feb. 11, airing live on FS1. The green flag in the 63rd running of the Daytona 500 is scheduled to drop on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air live on FOX.
For more information about Love’s Travel Stops, visit loves.com. You can also follow Love’s Travel Stops on social media: Twitter at @LovesTravelStops, Facebook at @LoveTravelStops and Instagram at @Love’sTravelStops.
About Love’s Travel Stop
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation's leading travel stop network with more than 540 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 29,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has over 400 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love's Truck Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields the No. 34 and the No. 38 NASCAR Cup Series teams along with the No. 38 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team– from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
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