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Deacon Jones Auto Group Extends Partnership thru the 2023 season


Deacon Jones Auto Group announced on Thursday March 23, 2023 that they are extending their partnership with Curtis Smith Racing and Curt Smith Jr.'s 1969 Chevrolet Camaro thru the 2023 season. Deacon Jones Auto Group has been the main sponsor on Curt Smith Jr's NHRA Stock Eliminator car since 2018. Curt Smith Jr. is the Inventory Manager for two of the Deacon Jones Auto Group franchises, the Chevrolet Buick GMC store in Clinton, NC and the Chevrolet store in La Grange, NC. If you are looking a new ride email Curt Jr. at curtis.smithjr@deaconjonesautogroup.com


About Deacon Jones Auto Group

The Deacon Jones Family has been proudly serving North Carolina for over 40 years. Bobby Kenneth ‘Deacon’ Jones started on a small lot in Princeton, NC with a simple, yet profound, idea on how to make a difference. Since then, Deacon Jones Auto Group now encompasses 15 Brands 16 Locations, offering our customers thousands of new and pre-owned vehicles. At Deacon Jones, “We Treat You How We Would Like to be Treated.” We want to be able to serve North Carolina no matter where people live and hope to welcome them to the Deacon Jones Family!


About Curtis Smith Racing

Curtis Smith Racing, founded in 1957, is proud to be one of the oldest active teams in the NHRA. The family patriarch Earl Smith raced in his first NHRA National Event at Daytona Beach, Florida with hometown best friend Bobby Warren in February of 1957. 'Cigar Earl' went on to have a very successful career setting many NHRA and IHRA world records and winning multiple IHRA National Events. Second generation driver Curtis Smith started warming his father Earl's cars up for him at a young age and scored Runner Up honors at his first IHRA national event race at Rockingham Dragway. Curtis went on to win 17 IHRA and NHRA combined national events in Stock Eliminator, making him the All Time Winningest IHRA Stock Eliminator driver. Curtis was the first IHRA Sportsman Driver to win 3 national events in a row and is the 1996 IHRA Stock Eliminator World Champion. Curtis has been inducted into the North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame, the East Coast Drag Racing Hall of Fame, and the Sampson County Sports Hall of Fame. Third Generation driver Curt Smith Jr. started racing in 2010 and has scored multiple top 10 season points finishes in the CCRA. Curtis Smith Racing will be celebrating their 66th year of national racing in 2023.

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