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The car will look much like the one driven by AJ Allmendinger at Kansas last season The #43 of Richard Petty Motorsports will like quite familiar when NASCAR heads to Kansas. While it will be Aric Almirola behind the wheel of the Ford Fusion the outsides will be branded with the letters STP. What began as a deal in 1972 has become a friendship over the last 40 years. It will be the second straight season that the #43 RPM car will be sponsored by STP in the Kansas race which is titled the STP 400. “I’ve been an STP man since ‘72 and it’s hard to believe that it has been 40 years since I started working with STP,” said Petty. “They have remained a big part of my career and it’s been great having them back at the track. I look forward to seeing Aric in the driver’s seat at the STP 400 as we celebrate 40 years with STP.”

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NASCAR: STP Celebrates 40 Years with “The King,” Will Sponsor No. 43 Car a

STP signed their first deal with Richard Petty in 1972, forever changing the motorsports sponsorship landscape. This year they are proud to celebrate their 40th Anniversary with “The King.” As part of the celebration, STP will be back on the No. 43 Ford Fusion for the second consecutive year during the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. The No. 43 STP Ford Fusion will feature the...

STP & Richard Petty Ride Again

photo credit:  getty images Aric Almirola will drive the historic #43 STP car for Richard Petty Motorsports at this seasons Kansas race. STP has been a partner of Richard Petty since 1972, and this will mark the second straight year that the #43 car will be sponsored by STP in the Kansas race. Which by the way, is the STP 400. “I’ve been an STP man since ‘72 and it’s hard...
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