The Automotive Distribution Network’s Parts Plus brand will return next year as the primary sponsor of Top Fuel driver Clay Millican for a seventh consecutive season in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Series.
“Clay Millican is an outstanding representative for the Parts Plus brand, so we are looking forward to another great year with the Stringer Performance team,” says David Prater, president of the Automotive Distribution Network.
“Several of the Network’s vendor partners are onboard once again as we gear up to promote our sponsorship of Clay and the Parts Plus/Great Clips dragster to the end user. Our popular onsite ClubRev Hospitality events at NHRA racetracks nationwide will again be available to Network members to host customers for a one-of-a-kind race day experience.”
The Network says former NHRA Top Fuel driver David Grubnic is set to return as Millican’s crew chief in 2017, while racing veteran Lance Larsen will also be back as co-crew and general manager of the Parts Plus/Great Clips team for owner Doug Stringer.
“This has been a fantastic racing program since day one, and I’m thrilled to be able to continue working with Parts Plus,” Millican says. “Getting this deal done puts the Parts Plus/Great Clips team on equal ground with all the other Top Fuel teams getting ready for 2017. Parts Plus has become like family to me, so I’m personally very happy.”
Operating under the brands of Parts Plus, Parts Plus Mexico, IAPA and Auto Pride, the Automotive Distribution Network is one of the largest, most diverse program groups in the industry.
For more information, contact Steve Tucker at Network Headquarters, 3085 Fountainside Dr., Ste. 210, Germantown, Tenn., 38138. (901) 682-9090.