McLeansboro, IL (March 29, 2017) – This weekend Clay Millican has extra incentive to win at the 2017 DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas. Event sponsor DENSO is also an associate sponsor of the Parts Plus/Great Clips/University of Northwestern Ohio Top Fuel dragster.
“Vegas would be a great place to start a winning streak. I would love to raise a Wally up in front of all of our guests from DENSO,” Millican said. “We really appreciate all the support DENSO gives us and we want to do them proud.”
DENSO has been a sponsor of Millican’s for six years now. During the off-season, Millican was large part of the DENSO display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Stringer Performance Top Fuel dragster was on display and Millican talked to hundreds of students about safe driving habits off the race track.
“I really enjoy working with such a large, global company like DENSO,” said Millican. “They’ve been my sponsor for a few years and I look forward to working with them on some pretty big projects coming up this season.”
Last time Millican raced at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was in October and he ended up running his career-best elapsed time and speed: 3.689 seconds at 328.38 mph.
Millican kicks-off race weekend coaching DENSO employees as they get behind the wheel and compete against each other in a special sponsor race Thursday evening.
2017 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Schedule (Pacific Time)
Friday, March 31
2:30 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 1
5:00 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 2
Saturday, April 1
2:00 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 3
5:05 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 4
Sunday, April 2
12:00 p.m. Nitro Eliminations begin
FOX Sports TV Schedule on FS1 (All times ET)
Friday, March 31 – 6:30 p.m. qualifying coverage
Saturday, April 1 – 7:00 p.m. qualifying coverage
Sunday, April 2 – 6:00 p.m. Live coverage of eliminations
About Stringer Performance
Established in 2015, Stringer Performance is entering its third year of competition in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with veteran Top Fuel driver Clay Millican. Owned by Doug Stringer who has a lengthy resume in the racing industry in both NHRA and NASCAR, the team is based in McLeansboro, IL where Stringer resides. The team is led by crew chief David Grubnic, a former NHRA Top Fuel driver turned tuner, and general manager Lance Larsen. Stringer Performance proudly boasts a solid lineup of marketing partners including marquee partners: Parts Plus, Great Clips and UNOH.