PEP BOYS CO-SPONSORS HOT ROD’S DRAG WEEK WHICH SPANS 4 STATES IN 5 DAYS - PEP BOYS’ MOBILE SPEED SHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR RACERS THROUGHOUT
PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 9, 2013 – The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: “PBY”), the nation's leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, is proud to announce its co-sponsorship of Hot Rod Magazine’s annual Drag Week event taking place September 9 through 13, 2013. As part of the sponsorship, Pep Boys will be featuring a specially-equipped mobile Speed Shop where drivers can get replacement parts for their race cars throughout Drag Week, which spans four states and more than 1,000 miles.
The mobile Speed Shop will travel to each track for the five racing days and stocks necessary items such as racing tires, batteries, performance parts, gaskets, electronics, safety equipment and fluids. Pep Boys has over 100 specialty Speed Shops in 30 states, featured throughout their more than 750 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, and the company has a rich heritage of automotive performance knowledge.
“This is our first Hot Rod Drag Week with an on-site store and Speed Shop team for the racers,” said Greg Wiedor, Assistant Vice-President of Visual Presentation, Pep Boys. “After having a few members of our team at the Hot Rod Power Tour last year, we are thrilled to reach this level of involvement for this year’s Hot Rod Drag Week."
The Hot Rod Drag Week is open to street-legal four-wheel vehicles of any year, make or model, and will be held at the following American Midwest tracks: Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, Missouri; Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana and Memphis International Raceway in Millington, Tennessee.
For more information about Pep Boys, or to find your nearest location, please call 1-800-PEP-BOYS (1-800-737- 2697) or visit www.pepboys.com.
About Pep Boys
Since 1921, Pep Boys has been the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket chain. With more than 7,300 service bays in more than 750 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, Pep Boys offers name-brand tires; automotive maintenance and repair; parts and expert advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer; commercial auto parts delivery; and fleet maintenance and repair. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS (1-800-737-2697) or by visiting www.pepboys.com.