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Chuck Beal Back with New Nitro Funny Car, Driver, & Primary Sponsorship from AutoAnything



San Diego based nitro funny car team to compete in NHRA national events with driver Brandon Welch Beal Racing is excited to announce their return to NHRA National Event action with AutoAnything as primary sponsor. The team will compete at the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from October 29th through November 1st and at the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona from November 12th through 14th. Driving the AutoAnything/Beal Racing nitro funny car will be Chuck’s grandson, Brandon Welch, in his professional debut. “We have been out of competition for a few years, but the work never stopped. When I decided to give my grandson, Brandon, a shot in the driver’s seat, it meant building a new car and investing the time to ensure he was completely comfortable driving 10,000 horsepower at over 300 miles per hour,” said Chuck. “I’m very pleased with how the car and Brandon have performed in testing, and I look forward to mixing it up in NHRA competition with backing from the great folks at AutoAnything.” The new chapter for Beal Racing comes with a new face at driver and new primary sponsorship from San Diego based AutoAnything, one of America’s fastest growing eCommerce retailers of automotive accessories and performance parts. Associate sponsorship comes from aFe POWER. Brandon Welch, Chuck’s grandson and a 15-year veteran crew member, will make his professional debut looking to play Countdown spoiler. “I’ve dreamed about making my professional debut since I was a kid running around our family’s alcohol funny car pits in the ‘80s,” Brandon reflects. “To compete with my grandfather tuning, primary sponsorship from AutoAnything, and the potential to play Countdown spoiler is the perfect scenario.” According to Chuck, once Brandon earned his competition license this June, the pieces fell into place. “Right about when Brandon earned his competition license we met with AutoAnything and I was blown away by how much we had in common,” said Chuck. “They are a San Diego based business with a strong family-owned background. As an automotive aftermarket parts retailer, they’re a perfect match with NHRA fans. Brandon actually worked in eCommerce marketing for years, so he’s a perfect representative. We look forward to showing them how loyal NHRA fans can be.” Chuck looks forward to a new chapter for the AutoAnything/Beal Racing nitro funny car at the Toyota Nationals later this month. About AutoAnything AutoAnything is one of America’s largest and fastest growing online retailers of automotive accessories and performance parts. AutoAnything is committed to providing top quality products from trusted name brands. Founded in 1979 and operating online since 1999 at www.autoanything.com, AutoAnything is headquartered in San Diego, California. Since 2012, AutoAnything has been part of the AutoZone family of companies. To learn more about AutoAnything, visit www.autoanything.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AutoAnything. About Beal Racing Beal Racing’s 300 mph NHRA Nitro Funny Car is owned by Chuck Beal and driven by Brandon Welch. Chuck is a well-known 45-year veteran of NHRA drag racing with a winning history. After a hiatus to invest in a state-of-the-art race car and new driver, Beal Racing is re-emerging in NHRA competition this fall with rookie driver, Brandon Welch. Brandon is Chuck’s grandson and grew up at the racetrack. He earned an MBA in Marketing and spent 15 years as a funny car crew member. Beal Racing is sure to be a focus of media and fan attention with a new driver continuing a storied family racing legacy. To learn more about Beal Racing, visit bealracing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bealracing. About aFe POWER aFe POWER is a manufacturer of automotive cold air intake systems, performance air filters, fluid filters, intake manifolds, turbochargers, programmers, throttle body spacers and exhaust systems, as well as coilover and suspension products. aFe was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Corona, California in two facilities totaling 165,000 sq. ft. including R&D, manufacturing and headquarters. To learn more about aFe POWER, visit afepower.com or visit on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/afepower. About AutoZone: As of August 29, 2015, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,141 AutoZone stores in 49 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 441 stores in Mexico and seven stores in Brazil and 20 IMC branches for a total count of 5,609. AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. IMC branches carry an extensive line of OE quality import replacement parts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and accessories and performance parts through www.autoanything.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

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