The Penray Cos., which since 1950 has served the heavy-duty and automotive chemical industry, has joined Terry McMillen Racing in its quest to make the Countdown to the Championship playoffs for the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
"We've never been more excited about an associate partner," said McMillen, driver of the Amalie Oil/UNOH Top Fuel dragster, who is about to begin his fourth full season on the tour. "Not only do we use and love their products on our race team, but we see lots of synergies and opportunities in the business-to-business environment that will make this a dynamic relationship for years to come."
"Penray has looked for sporting venues that would best exemplify our core values and convey the Penray message to our target market," said Randy Fowler, vice president of sales, The Penray Cos. "NHRA and specifically Terry McMillen Racing provide that fit. From Day One, Penray has been impressed with the TMR organization and look forward to our partnership going forward. We anticipate a ton of excitement once the TMR car rolls out with the Penray logo prominently displayed on the car. It is our belief that our quality image will be well-represented with a quality NHRA race team."
McMillen's team will unveil a slightly new look in Pomona for the 2013 campaign. The team updated the gator-themed graphics on the car and added a more aerodynamic package and new team members. "We always want to represent our marketing partners on and off the track," McMillen said. "We're hoping some of these changes will be the extra competitive edge we're looking for."