The primary sponsor for Aric Almirola’s No. 43 entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has scheduled a Jan. 15 media luncheon in Manhattan to announce a “significant sponsor extension in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.”
According to a media release, the event at the Hudson Theater will feature Smithfield Foods CEO Larry Pope.
Smithfield and its products were featured as the primary sponsor for a majority of Almirola’s Sprint Cup races in 2013 after beginning its sponsorship in 2012.
RPM primary owner Andrew Murstein -- president of Medallion Financial Group, a company that provides loans to finance the purchase of New York City taxi medallions -- as well as co-owner Petty and Almirola will be in attendance.