The Bernstein family has had backing from Budweiser for 30 years but this will be the final season of the fan favorite bright red Top Fueler. Brandon Bernstein aims to win this week’s NHRA stop in St. Louis, home of Anheuser-Busch as a proper send-off to the long-time sponsor.
For Kenny Bernstein and his Budweiser/Lucas Oil team, it will be a bittersweet trip to the O’Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals. The team is celebrating an unprecedented 30 years of sponsorship from the Budweiser brand of Anheuser-Busch, the longest team/sponsorship association in all of autosports.
“Sadly, this is the final year that Bud will be with our team,” said six-time champion and team owner Bernstein. “We will look forward to seeing many of our friends at the racetrack. It’s been a great ride, but as the cliché goes, all good things must come to an end.
“We are actively searching for a replacement sponsor so that we can continue to field the team with
“We would love to bring home a victory at Gateway for the Budweiser brand,” said
The Bernsteins have driven the Budweiser colors to six final rounds at Gateway Int’l Raceway. Kenny won in 2002, the year of his “Budweiser…Forever Red” retirement tour.
“We always remember granddad each year at
This season the Kenny Bernstein-owned team comes to
“We have been in the top three in the points standings since the beginning of the season,” said