National Automotive Parts Association

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National Automotive Parts Association
Subsidiary
Industry Retail
Founded 1925 (1925)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Number of locations
6,000+
Key people

Thomas Gallagher (CEO)

Dan Askey (President)
Products Replacement automotive parts and 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), founded in 1925, is a retailers' cooperative distributing automotive replacement parts, accessories and service items in North America.[citation needed]

Operations[edit]

There are over 6,000 NAPA Auto Parts stores across the United States. 1,110 NAPA stores are owned by Genuine Parts Company, and the remainder are independently owned. 15,000 NAPA AutoCare repair facilities are in operation which provide vehicle maintenance and repair services.[1]

Outside the United States, NAPA operates in Canada through the UAP (United Auto Parts) division of Genuine Parts Company and NAPA Autopro repair facilities in Canada, Mexico and other locations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.[2]

In April 2013, Genuine Parts Company acquired Exego Group, a leading automotive parts and accessories distributor in Australasia.[3] The company sells automotive accessories and parts under the Repco name in Australia and New Zealand.[4]

Products and services[edit]

NAPA carries automotive replacement parts, paint and refinishing supplies, automotive accessories, farm and marine supplies, tools and equipment, and heavy duty parts.

Motorsports[edit]

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.[5] In 2014, NAPA began sponsoring JR Motorsports' Chase Elliott in the Nationwide Series.[6]

Since 2014, NAPA has been the primary sponsor of JR Motorsports' Chase Elliott in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.[7] In May 2015, NAPA announced it would become the majority sponsor of driver Chase Elliott and his No. 24 Chevrolet SS team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2016.[8]

NAPA also sponsors the Schumacher Racing Dodge Charger Funny Car driven by Ron Capps in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series; Brandon McReynolds, driver of the #16 NAPA Toyota, owned by Bill McAnally Racing competing in the NASCAR K&N ProSeries West; and Nick Drake, driver of the NAPA #15 Toyota also owned by Bill McAnally Racing competing in the NASCAR K&N ProSeries East. NAPA is also a sponsor of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and the Mexico National Football Team.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genuine Parts Company Company Information". Hoover's Inc. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Genuine Parts Company Annual Report 2014". ProxyWeb. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Melodie, Warner; Gillian Tan (March 13, 2013). "Genuine Parts Revs Up With $800 Million Exego Deal". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Genuine Parts Company Annual Report 2014". ProxyWeb. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Fryer, Jenna (2013-09-19). "Napa dropping Waltrip after Richmond scandal". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  6. ^ Ryan, Nate (2014-01-06). "NAPA will back Chase Elliott at JR Motorsports". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Nate (2014-01-06). "NAPA will back Chase Elliott at JR Motorsports". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  8. ^ "Chase Elliott to drive full time for Hendrick Motorsports in 2016". Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sponsorship Overiew: Mexico National Soccer Federation" (in Spanish). NAPA. Retrieved June 12, 2015. Proud Sponsor of the Mexican National Soccer Team Orgulloso Patrocinador de la Selección Nacional Mexicana