Cruz Pedregon Signs 3-Year Extension With Snap-On For Nitro Funny Car Operation – Coming Into 2021 Strong

Cruz Pedregon Signs 3-Year Extension With Snap-On For Nitro Funny Car Operation – Coming Into 2021 Strong

While many people in the world of drag racing are on the sponsor hunt there’s at least one team that has removed that pressure from their plate. That team is the Cruz Pedregon Racing organization which has announced a fresh 3-year extension with longtime sponsor Snap-On Tools. Pedregon continues to be, in some ways, the largest headline maker of the off-season having imported an entirely new crew and now resigned this agreement. A three year extension in uncertain times is a ringing vote of confidence from a company he has been aligned with for a very long time.

There will be more announcements along these lines coming from the drag racing universe over the next couple of weeks and that is a good thing. Many, many people are out there beating the bushes for sponsorship money to support the upcoming season. There’s some new names coming and we think you’ll dig them.

Look out for the Snap-On Dodge this year. If the start of the new season carries over from the off-season Cruz could make things interesting.

Snap-on inks new three-year contract with NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon

 KENOSHA, WI – Jan. 18, 2021 – Today, longtime racing supporter Snap-on Incorporated announced the extension of its contract with two-time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car World Champion Cruz Pedregon. As the primary sponsor of Cruz Pedregon Racing (CPR), the agreement will extend the contract for three seasons through the 2023 season.

“Snap-on and Cruz have had a partnership since 1992 that showcases the brand on the track, in the pits, and off-track in repair shops where critical work is done,” says Samuel Bottum, Snap-on chief marketing officer. “We were a sponsor when Cruz won his first NHRA Funny Car championship, and over the years he’s fought hard to bring together the best crew members and put down so many great runs in the Snap-on Funny Car.

“Cruz is the quintessential driver from a family known for its dedication to the sport. He loves everything that makes cars and trucks go, so he’s a great ambassador for the brand who knows the tools and products and enjoys talking about them with techs and fans.”

“I appreciate Snap-on continuing our long-term partnership,” said Pedregon. “Especially in tough times, it’s gratifying to have such a strong sponsor with more than 100 years of business success. It’s that type of high-caliber sponsor that keeps this sport and our team ready to race another day. Thanks to Snap-on and its commitment to CPR, we’ll continue to bring the excitement only NHRA drag racing can deliver to the dedicated fans who support the sport and keep it popular on TV, online, and at tracks across the country.”

Pedregon’s 36th career win in the Funny Car ranks moves him past the legendary Don “The Snake” Prudhomme into fifth place for all-time wins in Funny Car. His 2021 primary Funny Car paint scheme will pay tribute to the Makers and Fixers of the world. To learn more, go to

 About Snap-on Incorporated

Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education. Snap-on also derives income from various financing programs to facilitate the sales of its products and support its franchise business. Products and services are sold through the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distributor and internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $3.7 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin. For additional information,


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2 thoughts on “Cruz Pedregon Signs 3-Year Extension With Snap-On For Nitro Funny Car Operation – Coming Into 2021 Strong

  1. David Hustead

    Good for him and his team. He’s a consistent racer and works hard to win week after week.

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