A day after Courtney Force announced she was stepping aside from her racing role, her John Force Racing team revealed that Advance Auto Parts, previously the sponsor of Courtney’s Funny Car, will continue its partnership with the team by becoming the primary sponsor of her sister Brittany Force’s Top Fuel dragster this season, which opens with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals on February 8-10 in Pomona, Calif.
“I’m really excited to start this season teaming up with Advance Auto Parts,” said Brittany Force, the 2017 Top Fuel champion. “They’ve been such a great partner to John Force Racing the past two years. They exceeded expectations when working with Courtney, building her as their brand ambassador, and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together. I’m looking forward to getting them their first win in a dragster and ultimately going after a championship. Off track, I look forward to creating new relationships and being involved with everything this great company has to offer.”
Brittany Force finished the 2018 season fifth in the NHRA Mello Yello points standings after a roller coaster season that started with a serious crash. Four races later she debuted a brand-new dragster at the SpringNationals in Houston and picked up the race win.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with John Force Racing and have Brittany Force drive the Advance Auto Parts and Carquest Top Fuel Dragster in 2019,” said Yogi Jashnani, Chief Marketing Officer for Advance, which owns the Carquest brand. “Brittany represented us in eight races last season (pictured, top) and was instrumental in launching our new advertising campaign, ‘Think Ahead. Think Advance.’ We look forward to our continued involvement in NHRA.”