Press release: NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series unveils new logo
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series logo is getting a bold new makeover in 2016.
In coordination with Mello Yello's recent unveiling of a modern logo design and packaging, NHRA and Mello Yello have constructed a new primary mark for the sport's marquee national touring series to reflect the innovative, dynamic look.
The new NHRA Mello Yello Series logo prominently features the "MY" of Mello Yello in large block lettering and will be positioned in a more vertical format, with the MY flanked by racing-themed "header pipes" on each side.
NHRA also plans to incorporate the new logo design into a new "MY NHRA" marketing campaign, where drivers, team owners, crew members, fans, sponsors and others in the industry can express what NHRA means to them, using the "That's MY NHRA" tagline at the beginning or end of the statement.
"The new NHRA Mello Yello Series logo is bold and dynamic," said Gary Darcy, NHRA senior vice president of sales and marketing. "We feel the new NHRA Mello Yello Series logo is brash, connects with today's youth and accurately represents the raw speed and power that NHRA Championship Drag Racing consistently delivers."
The 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series opens Feb. 11-14 with the 56th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona near Los Angeles. For tickets, call (800) 884-NHRA or visit www.nhra.com/tickets.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.