William (Bill) Clark Jr. has worked in the auto parts business for more than 25 years. At the start of his career, he purchased Quality Auto Parts in Beltsville, Maryland. After a year of managing the store, Clark became the president of Quality Enterprises, Inc. Clark and his wife, Anita, helped expand Quality Enterprises to College Park, Maryland, where they included a Maryland Auto Parts store. Clark and his wife were introduced to NAPA AUTO PARTS in 2012. The couple decided to partner with the successful auto parts company and convert their Maryland stores after much help and assistance from NAPA AUTO PARTS. Since the switch, both stores have exceeded sales expectations. It’s safe to say Clark and his family are happy owners of two NAPA AUTO PARTS stores.
This weekend, Clark was able to experience a race like never before with Chase Elliott and the NAPA Racing team. Clark began his day with a behind-the-scenes tour of the NAPA hauler before heading over to Elliott’s coach for a private meet and greet where he spent quality one-on-one time with the up-and-coming driver. Clark and company then headed out to pit road for pre-race ceremonies. After a photo with Elliott at the car, they were able to climb atop the pit box to watch the race alongside NAPA crew chief Alan Gustafson and famed team owner Rick Hendrick. The excitement only continued as Clark observed Elliott race his way to the driver’s career-best finish, a third-place result.
What has been the best part of the day?
“After this experience it won’t be the same to sit in the grandstands. We’ve been to the track a few times, but never like this. This is a whole different perspective. I like being down here (in the infield) it’s great.”
What surprised you the most after meeting Chase Elliott?
“I’ve met Chase before, he was out signing autographs in Las Vegas, but I’m still so impressed with the way he carries himself.”