The historic Gainesville Raceway is now named the Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville after Uni-Select USA and its Auto-Plus network retail stores acquired the naming rights in February. Uni-Select is a distributor of automotive replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories. The Uni-Select Network includes more than 2,500 independent jobbers and services 3,500 points of sale in North America.
The venue hosted the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals in March, marking the 20th anniversary of the sport’s first 300 mph pass. The raceway is owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association. Besides the naming rights, Uni-Select USA and its Auto-Plus networks retail stores also received hospitality privileges and signage around the raceway.