National Automotive Parts Association

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National Automotive Parts Association
Type Subsidiary
Industry Retail
Founded 1925
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Number of locations 6,000+
Key people Thomas Gallagher (CEO)
Products Replacement automotive parts & accessories
Parent Genuine Parts Company
Website NapaOnline.com
NAPA retail store in a suburb of Portland, Oregon
NAPA Detroit Distribution Center, Romulus, Michigan

The National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) is an automotive replacement parts and accessories retailer in the United States. NAPA was founded in 1925 to meet the United States' growing need for an auto parts distribution system. It is a retailers' cooperative that distributes parts to both corporately and independently owned auto parts stores.

NAPA's parent company is Genuine Parts Company (NYSEGPC) (founded 1928), which operates NAPA's 62 distribution centers.[1] NAPA has 6,000 stores, 14,000 affiliated NAPA AutoCare repair facilities, and over 400,000 parts in inventory every day. NAPA supplies replacement parts, specialty parts and equipment for the automotive repair, collision, heavy-duty truck, and industrial markets. It serves automotive consumers in Canada through the UAP (United Auto Parts) division of Genuine Parts and NAPA Autopro repair facilities in Canada, Mexico and other locations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. In April 2013, NAPA acquired Exego Group, a leading automotive parts and accessories distributor for Australasia. [2] The company sells automotive accessories and parts to consumers under the Repco name.

NAPA is an official sponsor of NASCAR. The company sponsored the #56 Toyota Camry driven in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by Martin Truex, Jr. for Michael Waltrip Racing up to 2013, and also sponsored Michael Waltrip from 2001 until 2009 when he drove for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., Bill Davis Racing, and his own team. All four of Waltrip's wins were with NAPA as his sponsor, including the 2001 and 2003 Daytona 500s. NAPA also sponsors Truex's brother Ryan in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and was the sponsor for multi-time champion driver Kelly Moore in the same series. NAPA dropped its sponsorship of MWR after a major scandal during the 2013 Federated Auto Parts 400.[3] In 2014, NAPA began sponsoring JR Motorsports' Chase Elliott in the Nationwide Series.[4]

NAPA also sponsors the Schumacher Racing Dodge Charger Funny Car driven by Ron Capps in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. NAPA is also a sponsor of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and the Mexico national football team.

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