The United States Air Force will partner with Richard Petty Motorsports for the 10th consecutive year, sponsoring Bubba Wallace’s No. 43 Chevy during the July 4 weekend at Daytona and Veterans Day weekend at Phoenix.
— Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) December 18, 2017
“The Air Force is excited to partner with Richard Petty Motorsports once again and this year we are ‘enlisting’ a new driver, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace, Jr.,” said Timothy Hanson, Air Force Recruiting Service Strategic Marketing Division chief. “NASCAR and other motorsports align well with our target audience’s interests and the Air Force’s commitment to teamwork and technology.”
Air Force Recruiting Service, charged with the mission to inspire, engage and recruit future Airmen, sees the continued association as an opportunity to build awareness about the Air Force.
“The combination of Bubba Wallace and the iconic No. 43 provides a continuing sponsorship opportunity that reflects our Air Force core values and has a positive impact on generating public awareness about the U.S. Air Force, our people and our mission,” Hanson said. “Like NASCAR, much of our work is based on science, technology, engineering and math principles and this sponsorship is a great way to highlight that connection.”
Added Richard Petty: “The U.S. Air Force has been partners with us for a long time. It’s a special partnership for us because we get to thank the men and women who protect our freedom each weekend, but also get to talk to new recruits about the Air Force and what opportunities they have. It’s been great for both of us.”
The agreement marks the Air Force’s 18th year as a sponsor in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.