Payton Sellers with Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones (Photograph: Advance Vehicle Components)
RALEIGH, N.C. – Progress Auto Parts and the Town of Danville, Virginia celebrated Peyton Sellers Day on Thursday at the Progress retail outlet in Danville.
At the celebration, Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones formally issued the proclamation to Sellers in recognition of his NAAPWS nationwide championship in 2021. The title was Sellers’ second in the Weekly Collection (2005), with his championship bolstered by 21 wins in 38 overall starts. Together with the nationwide championship, Sellers secured track titles in the late product divisions at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Va., and at Dominion Raceway in Woodford, Virginia.
“For decades, Peyton has demonstrated his fantastic racing expertise on NASCAR’s property tracks and at a countrywide amount,” mentioned Jason McDonell, Advance’s executive vice president of merchandising, marketing and E-commerce. “We admire his driving abilities and focus on household, as very well as the enthusiasm he has for his community. Peyton is a wonderful ambassador for brief track racing, and we’re very pleased to call him our Weekly Sequence winner.”
Sellers and his brother, H.C., function Danville-dependent Sellers Racing. In addition to Peyton’s No. 26 motor vehicle, the staff fields race cars and trucks for motorists who contend on Virginia-place limited tracks in the NAAPWS. The Sellers family members also operates Sellers Bros., Inc., a Danville-primarily based building enterprise started by Peyton’s grandfather.
“Competing on a countrywide stage though contacting Danville house is quite exclusive for our household and race staff,” reported Sellers. “On whole family members is pretty appreciative and humbled by the possibility to be identified by Mayor Jones, the City of Danville and Progress. We are honored to signify Danville at the race track every single weekend, and we thank Advance for their involvement and help of the Weekly Sequence.”
“As lots of race followers know, Peyton is a Danville native, and we are so blessed that Peyton and his loved ones continue on to make Danville their household,” Jones explained. “We are thrilled about almost everything that Peyton and his loved ones include to our group. So, it is only fitting that we choose this chance to extend unique recognition to Peyton for his achievements and for representing our community on a countrywide stage. On behalf of the Metropolis Council and all citizens of Danville, I want Peyton and Sellers Racing continued accomplishment.”
In 2022, the 38-12 months-aged Sellers will established his sights towards a 3rd NAAPWS national championship even though also racing for the monitor championship at South Boston Speedway. His period will kick off on Saturday, March 19, at South Boston Speedway, with stay coverage on FloRacing.
“We actually value the assist the two Progress Auto Components and the Metropolis of Danville put driving Peyton Sellers Working day as a way to honor our NASCAR Progress Vehicle Sections Weekly Series national champion,” mentioned Brandon Igdalsky, NASCAR running director of touring and weekly series. “Peyton represents NASCAR and limited track racing with excellence, and we are so proud he is being identified for his difficult do the job and talent. Furthermore, we just cannot hold out to check out him begin his protection of his title this weekend as the year commences at South Boston.”