Camping World out as NHRA Series Title Sponsor after 2024 Season

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Jeffrey Young, NHRA’s vice-president of marketing and communications, confirmed Sunday that the drag-racing sanctioning body is searching for a new series title sponsor, that Camping World does not plan to renew its agreement at the end of next season.

“Our contract expires at the end of next season. They let us know that they’re not going to renew that at the end of 2024. They said they’re going to invest that (money) in their employees,” Young said during the NHRA’s Gerber Glass and Collision Route 66 Nationals at Joliet, Ill.

“Our team’s out looking for a new sponsor. They’re out, pitching for the future and having a lot of conversations,” Young said. “We expect to make an announcement soon.”


He said he “doesn’t know yet” when “soon” will be, when the sanctioning body will be prepared to make an announcement.

Camping World replaced longtime NHRA sponsor Coca-Cola, whose various brands served as sponsor for the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle programs. After Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis admittedly enjoyed letting his negotiations and decision-making process play out on the social-media platform Twitter, the deal became official Oct. 4, 2020.

Young said, “We’re still working closely with Camping World this year to make sure we do things in our contract. We continue to push (that) they’re the great partner they are and they’ve been.”