CORNELIUS, N.C. – NAPA AUTO PARTS recognized the MAU Group from the Dominican Republic as the recipient of the Honorary Pit Crew Member (HPCM) program at NASCAR’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
NAPA Miami hosted Juan Manuel Urena, Yenem Cordero and Luis Manual Perez to participate in the honor and to represent the MAU Group.
According to the NAPA Miami DC, they are the quintessential NAPA story as they are constantly moving forward and growing NAPA’s presence in their market and country.
Their success is being attributed to their utilization of NAPA’s wide range of programs and their ability to execute them with a tremendous amount of success. This year, they opened two new NAPA AutoCare Centers and used the ProImage program. It led to a huge success so they sold the concept to their largest AutoCare Center which happens to be the largest repair shop in the area.
MAU Group arrived bright and early on Sunday morning. They were treated to a tailgate party that included visits by car owner Michael Waltrip and NAPA Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. They participated in a VIP tour of the garage and pit areas before enjoying lunch with the entire Michael Waltrip Racing organization. From there, they walked out to pit road where they took part in pre-race festivities and posed for pictures with Truex by the No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota.
The men watched Truex lead laps en route to a sixth-place finish from on top of the NAPA Racing pit box with crew chief Chad Johnston.
This season NAPA hosted its popular Honorary Pit Crew Program at all of the NASCAR Sprint Cup races on the circuit. The HPCMs are chosen based on different criteria determined by the NAPA management from the region that hosts the race.