Memphis, TN – COMP Cams has been a part of NASCAR for nearly 40 years. This weekend at Darlington Raceway the valve train company will use a special throwback decal to celebrate its heritage alongside a variety of teams, drivers, sponsors and media.
Since its inception in 1976, COMP Cams has worked with a veritable who’s who in NASCAR, including the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, Terry Labonte and many more. In fact, Buddy Baker was even running a COMP camshaft when he turned in the fastest Daytona 500 ever recorded with his Waddell Wilson-prepared “Gray Ghost” in 1980. Today COMP Cams is the Official Camshaft Manufacturer of NASCAR, and the brand’s decals adorn the front fenders of nearly every car running in each and every NASCAR series.
The return of this weekend’s Southern 500 to its traditional Labor Day date provides a perfect opportunity for COMP bring back a retro decal, and even a retro name. Darlington viewers this week will see a white “Competition Cams” decal in an old-school, script-style font instead of the brand’s familiar red, black and white logo with an integrated checkered flag. The timing of the throwback program is perfect for COMP Cams, as the Memphis-based company will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. A number of events are planned to celebrate the valve train leader’s fascinating history, including its longstanding partnership with NASCAR and its unique personalities.