Well, the 2019 season just got a little bit tougher for Bubba Wallace and the No. 43 team. Long time sponsor of the legendary 43 car, STP will not be back as a primary sponsor for the team in 2019 according to a report from the Sports Business Journal.
.@OriginalSTP is not currently scheduled to serve as a primary sponsor of @RPMotorsports this season for any races, though the brand has retained associate sponsorship of the No. 43 Chevy for every race.
➖ Petty and STP have been partners for 48 years. pic.twitter.com/toRe1en27h
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) March 19, 2019
This is the latest troubling news for a team that lost their huge primary sponsor Smithfield Foods when Aric Almirola bolted from the team to move to Stewart-Haas Racing a year ago.
According to the report, STP will remain an associate sponsor with RPM in 2019 and that a return to a primary sponsor could happen in the future.