DieHard Batteries has partnered with Tony Stewart Racing (TSR Nitro) in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, for this weekend’s DENSO NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway as the key sponsor for Funny Car driver Matt Hagan’s Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody entry.
For more than 50 years, DieHard has been one of the automotive industry’s most recognizable brands. As America’s most trusted auto battery, DieHard Batteries are renowned for reliability, durability, and starting power in the most extreme weather climates. DieHard is sold at Advance and participating Carquest Auto Parts locations nationwide.
DieHard was a key sponsor in Hagan’s early Funny Car career with Don Schumacher Racing (DSR).
Hagan is seeking his first victory at the DENSO NHRA Sonoma Nationals. He has advanced to the finals there three times (2012, 2019, and 2021). Hagan also has two No. 1 qualifiers at the event, which came in 2009 (4.068 ET @ 307.51 mph) and 2013 (3.986 ET @ 320.51 mph).
“You want to win at every racetrack. Sonoma is one of the tracks that’s eluded me,“ Hagan stated. “I feel confident with the changes we’re making following Denver. I know the changes we’re making will allow the car to go back down the racetrack at a high rate of speed. We all pay attention to the championship points hunt, so we want to put this DieHard Batteries Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car in the top spot and have that cushion at the reset of the Countdown. Every qualifying point, and points during the race, make a difference.”
Hagan currently sits second in the Funny Car standings.