Advance Auto Parts, Team Penske to Show NASCAR Home Tracks on Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Ford in 2022




Ryan Blaney drives the #12 Advance Auto Parts Ford during the Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders at Richmond Raceway on September 11, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

RALEIGH, NC — Advance Auto Parts, a leading retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and NASCAR’s official auto parts dealer, announced the return of its “Home Track Highlights” program, in partnership with Team Penske and its No. 12 Ford Mustang, powered by seven-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner Ryan Blaney.

During the season, Advance will use its sponsorship of the No. 12 Ford to showcase race tracks in the US and Canada that are part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. Two NASCAR Home Tracks run on Blaney’s Ford every weekend.

Bowman Gray 2021

The program kicks off next weekend, with Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC and Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, NY, listed at number 12 during NASCAR’s preseason race at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, February 6.

For every 2022 win by Blaney, the NASCAR Home Tracks on his car will receive $1,200 from Advance, which can be used for track activities, local driver profits, or supporting a nonprofit of your choice. In 2021, Advance awarded $1,200 to six home circuits after Blaney’s three NASCAR Cup Series wins.

Advance will continue to sponsor the No. 12 team in four races in 2022: Martinsville Speedway on April 9, Darlington Raceway on May 8, Nashville Superspeedway on June 26, and the regular season finale at Daytona on August 27. This is Advance’s third year of a multi-year deal with Team Penske.

“We’re excited to be working with our partners at Team Penske to bring back Home Track Highlights,” said Jason McDonell, Advance’s Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Marketing and eCommerce. “Our customers are die-hard racing fans and through our motorsport partnerships, our goal is to advance the journey of grassroots racers, tracks and fans. We appreciate the passion that Ryan and Team Penske share around this effort and we look forward to an excellent season.”

Blaney added: “Every driver in the Cup Series has fond memories of growing up and racing on short circuits. I am excited to participate in this program, which represents the Home Tracks of Advance and NASCAR. These facilities are so important to their communities, and it’s great to see Advance’s dedication to local races. Our No. 12 team had a great season with three wins last year, and we will be hungry to win more races for our partners and local circuits in 2022.”

Together with Home Track Highlights, Advance supports grassroots racing through the second annual ‘Advance My Track Challenge’. Last year, Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan took the most votes from the fans to win a $50,000 top prize from Advance.

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