Dayco, NHRA’s Tony Stewart Racing Continue Partnership

Blower belts to again be used on Funny Car & Top Fuel Dragster entries in 2024…

After a successful partnership in 2023, NHRA team Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) has again signed on to use blower belts provided by engine products and drive systems supplier Dayco for the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.

Both Matt Hagan, four-time Funny Car champion, and Tony Stewart, NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion, will compete in their respective categories using Dayco blower belts, the companies announced.

“I’m looking forward to continuing our partnership with Dayco in 2024,” said Tony Stewart, owner, TSR. “Getting behind the wheel this season, I know their belts will help Matt Hagan and I perform at the highest level on-track.”

Hagan, winner of the 2023 NHRA Funny Car World Championship title, has 49 career event wins—with six victories coming last season.

“It feels great knowing our Dayco blower belts helped ensure the drivers’ were behind the wheel of machines set up to win during the 2023 season,” said Jay Buckley, director of marketing and training, Dayco North America. “We can’t wait to see what next season has in store for the TSR team and look forward to our belts helping them bring home more wins.”

Stewart will be making his NHRA Top Fuel debut in 2024 after finishing second in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national championship standings in 2023 and in the North Central Region.

The Dayco 11mm blower belt is engineered specifically for use by Top Fuel and Funny Cars with nitromethane engines. Offering a high load rating, it features a hybrid carbon cord encapsulated in custom rubber compounds and patented low-friction PTFE tooth fabric. It has a standard 11mm pitch, is 84mm wide and has 145 teeth.

Hagan and Stewart will kick-off the 2024 NHRA season March 8-10 at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida.

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