Pep Boys Announced as New Partner of NHRA YES Program

SAN DIMAS, Calif. - Feb. 15, 2022 – NHRA welcomes Pep Boys and Mac Tools to the team of partners of the NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program.

The NHRA YES Program is the only full-time education program in motorsports providing quality educational content and activities for schools and youth organizations nationwide. The YES Program invites students to NHRA national events to see first-hand the career opportunities within the motorsports field.

Pep Boys, one of the nation’s leading automotive service networks, is also now the official auto service partner of NHRA. With locations across the country, Pep Boys employs thousands of technicians, many of whom are ASE-certified. Pep Boys’ Race to 2026 initiative is part of the Company’s commitment to helping to close the nation’s skills gap through partnerships with technical schools, apprenticeships and ongoing training and development.

“Pep Boys is passionate about showing tomorrow’s technicians how promising a future in this growing field can be,” said Brian Kaner, CEO, Pep Boys. “We’re looking forward to meeting with students across the country and attracting them to the field of automotive service.”

Mac Tools has been involved with NHRA since 2001 as Top Fuel veteran Doug Kalitta’s primary sponsor. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Mac Tools strives to provide quality tools and equipment to its distributors, franchisees and customers.

“Mac Tools is pleased to continue our involvement with NHRA as an official partner of the Youth and Education Services,” said Mike Brubaker, Vice President of Sales for Mac Tools. “As a global leader in the automotive industry, and a company committed to helping to empower future makers, this partnership further supports our goal of inspiring and educating students to pursue a career in the trades and inspiring the future tradespeople.”

“We are thrilled to bring on Pep Boys and Mac Tools to the family of partners of the NHRA YES Program,” Brad Gerber, NHRA Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “With these four companies on board, we know the YES Program will continue to inspire students to look for career opportunities within the automotive field. A great resource for these opportunities is NHRA’s Launch program.”

NHRA Launch Motorsports Careers allows individuals and companies within the motorsports industry to connect for career opportunities. Individuals who are looking for jobs may search for openings within the portal while companies with available jobs may post openings.

The NHRA season kicks off at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Presented By, Feb. 17-20, with the first NHRA YES Program of the season. For more information about the YES Program, visit

About Pep Boys

Pep Boys is driven by its promise to its customers: We go further to help you go farther. Founded in 1921 by military veterans, generations of drivers have counted on Pep Boys ASE-certified Pros to care for their cars. With a national network of Service and Tire Centers, millions of vehicles pass through Pep Boys bays each year. Our commitment to being the ONE our communities count on is demonstrated through our exceptional customer experience and support of the critical technical training initiatives needed to close America’s skills gap. For more information, visit

About Mac Tools

Mac Tools®, a Stanley Black & Decker brand, began building its reputation in 1938 and today Mac Tools® is an international business with distributors located in the United States, Europe, Canada and Japan. Mac Tools has become one of the most respected and well-known brands in the professional automotive industry. Mac Tools is a part of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK). For more information, visit

About Camping World Holdings, Inc.

Camping World Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, (together with its subsidiaries) is America’s largest retailer of RVs and related products and services. Our vision is to build a long-term legacy business that makes RVing fun and easy, and our Camping World and Good Sam brands have been serving RV consumers since 1966. We strive to build long-term value for our customers, employees, and shareholders by combining a unique and comprehensive assortment of RV products and services with a national network of RV dealerships, service centers and customer support centers along with the industry’s most extensive online presence and a highly trained and knowledgeable team of associates serving our customers, the RV lifestyle, and the communities in which we operate. We also believe that our Good Sam organization and family of programs and services uniquely enables us to connect with our customers as stewards of the RV enthusiast community and the RV lifestyle. With over 185 locations in 40 states, Camping World, and sister company Gander RV, have grown to become prime destinations for everything RV. For more information, visit .

About NHRA

Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. With over 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service,, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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