Royal Purple to Serve as Kwasniewski's Primary Sponsor in Eight NKNPSE Races
After winning the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (NKNPSW)
Championship in 2012, 17-year-old driver Dylan Kwasniewski is moving to
the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) this season, driving for
Turner Scott Motorsports. Royal Purple, a Texas-based company that
sponsored Kwasniewski in the NKNPSW, is making the move as well.
Purple will serve as the primary sponsor on Kwasniewski's Turner Scott
Motorsports Chevrolet in eight NKNPSE races, beginning at Daytona
International Speedway on Tuesday, February 19. In addition, Royal
Purple will be a major partner in the remaining events on this season's
The relationship between Kwasniewski and Royal
Purple began in 2011 when the Las Vegas native began racing in the
NKNPSW. Royal Purple, which manufactures high-performance lubricants for
the automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing industries,
has served as either a primary or associate sponsor in every NKNPSW race
in which Kwasniewski has participated. In 28 NKNPSW starts, Kwasniewski
has earned five wins, eight poles, 20 top-fives and 24 top-10 finishes.
He also won Rookie of the Year honors in 2011 along with the NKNPSW
Championship in 2012.
In addition to being the co-primary
sponsor on Kwasniewski's car last season, Royal Purple also featured the
young driver in their Outperformer Series branding campaign in 2012.
The feature on Kwasniewski was promoted with a 15-second clip on
television with the full video available on Royal Purple's website.
am fortunate to have Royal Purple back on the car this season," said
Kwasniewski. "I'm proud to be associated with such an elite brand and
product. This is our third year together, and they have been really
supportive of my career on and off the track. It was an honor to be
selected as one of their outperformer athletes. After winning the
championship last season, I am really excited to see what we can do
together this year in the East Series."
“Royal Purple is
very excited to continue our partnership with Dylan in 2013,” said Randy
Fisher, Marketing Director for Royal Purple. “He has proven he is one
of the best young drivers in NASCAR by winning the K&N Pro Series
West in 2012 and we look forward to his continued success this year as
he moves to the East Series. Royal Purple has long been a trailblazer in
the racing segment and continuing our partnership with Dylan helps us
to continue to expand our presence at the highest levels of the global
Kwasniewski is slated to run the full
2013 NKNPSE schedule for Turner Scott Motorsports. He will first race
his Royal Purple Chevrolet in the UNOH Battle at the Beach, a
non-points, all-star race that he qualified for after winning the NKNPSW
race at Stockton 99 Speedway last season.
About Royal Purple
Purple, located in Porter, Texas and acquired in 2012 by Calumet
Specialty Products Partners, produces a wide range of high performance
lubricants for nearly every consumer and industrial application. Royal
Purple has pioneered the development of high performance synthetic
lubricants. Royal Purple focuses exclusively on developing
state-of-the-art lubricants. Unlike companies that primarily focus on
fuel and other petroleum byproducts, Royal Purple’s sole mission is to
develop products that significantly outperform other synthetic and
mineral based lubricants.
About Turner Scott Motorsports
Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 by Texas businessman Steve
Turner, who was joined by partner Harry Scott Jr. as co-owner in 2013.
This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition
for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation
in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest
stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. The
team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the
NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000
square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The
Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors'
powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for
both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for
drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information
on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.