The iconic Petty Blue will not be seen at Road America this Fourth Of July Weekend, but the No. 43 will still bring bold colors thanks to a new on-track partner.
Richard Petty Motorsports confirmed on Tuesday that Scag Power Equipment, a manufacturer of commercial riding, stand-on, and walk-behind lawn mowers, will serve as the primary sponsor for Erik Jones at Road America this weekend.
“We are beyond excited to partner with Richard Petty Motorsports to place the Scag brand on the legendary No. 43,” Chris Frame, president of Scag Power Equipment, said. “Off the track, we have an existing relationship with Richard Petty and Victory Junction. We are thrilled to now team up on the track. Making this a perfect scenario for us, Road America is our ‘home track,’ as we are headquartered only an hour’s drive away, and Scag is the ‘Official Lawn Mower of Road America.’ We are an American company, and the race on Independence Day adds a greater level of excitement for everyone involved.”
Scag is not new to the Petty family, however. In March, Scag Power Equipment was named the official mower of Victory Junction, a camp founded in honor of the late Adam Petty dedicated to improving the lives of children with serious illnesses.
“I am looking forward to working with Scag Power Equipment,” Jones said. “As someone who has a lot of land to maintain, I can appreciate the quality of their equipment. I hope to put it to the test soon at my home, as well as on-track in the No. 43 Scag Power Equipment Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE.”
For the second consecutive year, July 4th weekend will be hosted at a new venue – the 14-turn circuit of Road America. It’ll be the first time in over 60 years that the NASCAR Cup Series makes its long-anticipated return to the venue. The Michigan driver has one start at Road America in the Xfinity Series, bringing home a 21st place finish in 2016 during his time with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Fans can see the No. 43 Scag Power Equipment Camaro hit the track on Sunday, July 4 at 2:30 p.m. EST on NBC.