Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today the extension of its partnership with WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products with more than 50 years of motorsports experience, as the team's official filter. WIX Filters will continue as a key technical partner in an agreement that will supply Richard Petty Motorsports innovative filtration products and will also provide development support to the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driven by Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. in the elite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS).
As part of the partnership, WIX Filters continues its technical support of Richard Petty Motorsports and their ECR Engines by supplying air and oil filters. The team will use WIX Filters to guard their ECR Engines from contaminants like dirt, grime and dust at the track.
"WIX Filters' motorsports history started over six decades ago when we supplied racing legend Richard Petty with filters for his stock car engines," Jennifer Gibson, brand manager for WIX Filters, said. "We are excited about a partnership of two iconic brands in the racing industry and look forward to equipping the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with the filters it needs to land "Bubba" Wallace in the winner's circle."
WIX Filters will have brand identification beneath the hood of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In addition, the logo will be featured on the b-post of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, as well as on team equipment, the transporter, and the driver and pit crew suits for the entire 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
"We began racing with WIX Filters in the 1960s, and generations of our drivers have driven to victory lane with WIX," Richard Petty, owner of Richard Petty Motorsports, said. "We are proud to continue our association with the No. 1 filter in motorsports and we look forward to accomplishing even more in 2019."
Since 1967, Richard Petty has driven to victory with WIX Filters under the hood of his winning cars. Coupling a proud tradition of growth and innovation with an unrivaled commitment to quality for nine decades, WIX Filters remains a recognized leader in aftermarket and original equipment filter design.
"Advantages in NASCAR are measured in thousandths of a second, and a lot can be gained by having the best filters on our race cars," Derek Stamets, crew chief of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, said.
Today, the WIX Filters partnership provides a strong testing bed for the company, as the race track serves as a grueling proving ground for scenarios involving high temperatures, fluctuations in pressure and rapid breakdown of engine oil.