BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 8, 2023) – With the 62nd Annual Knoxville Nationals kicking off this week in Iowa, the familiar No. 15 of Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) will feature several designated Carquest store owners and the brand’s efforts to highlight the Hire Heroes USA organization.
Carquest stores are majority independently owned and are the driving force behind the brand’s historic success. A monochromatic, cool blue look will feature five of the top fundraising stores for Carquest’s Hire Heroes USA Fundraiser that took place earlier this year with the brand family.
Those stores and respective owners who will be featured on the No. 15 in this week’s Knoxville Nationals include:
Billerica Auto Parts, Inc. William Konaxis
CARQEUST of Vandalia Randy Meyers
Belgrade Auto Supply, Inc. Sam Green and Jeremy Mierhofer
CARQUEST of Mexico Randy Meyers
LaPorte Motor Inc. Joe Weber
For a fourth consecutive season, Carquest, an American automotive parts distribution network owned and operated by Advance through over 1,300 independent retailers, has supported TSR and Schatz as a co-primary partner as the team for four seasons. Carquest is part of the Advance Auto Parts family, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers with over 4,700 locations across North America.
Schatz and the No. 15 team open their defense of their 2022 Knoxville Nationals title this Wednesday, Aug. 9. Hotlaps are slated to begin at 7 pm CT with a full racing program to follow. All four nights of the Knoxville Nationals can be streamed live using DIRTvision. For additional details pertaining to the Knoxville Nationals, please visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com.
About Tony Stewart Racing
Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) is the title-winning sprint car team owned by three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Since its inception in 2001, the organization has captured 27 owners’ titles – 14 in USAC, nine in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series, and four in the All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midget Racing Series. From its headquarters in Brownsburg, Indiana, TSR fields the No. 15 sprint car for 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz on the full World of Outlaws schedule, as well as in select sprint car races throughout the United States. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
About Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installers and do-it-yourself customers. As of October 9, 2021, Advance operated 4,727 stores and 234 Worldpac branches in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Company also serves 1,325 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and various Caribbean islands. Additional information about Advance, including employment opportunities, customer services, and online shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
About Hire Heros USA
Hire Heroes USA is a nonprofit organization that empowers U.S. military members, veterans, and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. Hire Heroes USA offers individualized career coaching, professionally written resumes, mentoring, workshops, a job board, career fairs, and more to thousands of job-seeking veterans and military spouses annually. Funded primarily by public donations and private grants, services are always free to clients. Hire Heroes USA prioritizes transparency, earning a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Platinum Seal.
In 2022, Hire Heroes USA helped 12,764 service members, veterans, and military spouses find gainful employment. Since Hire Heroes USA’s founding, more than 75,000 Hire Heroes USA clients have been hired into rewarding careers. For more information about this organization, visit hireheroesusa.org.