"In this day and age, long-term business relationships are becoming more of a rarity," Gappens said. "The time is gone when a driver like Richard Petty could drive his number 43 car with the STP logo for years. While we have felt very good about the tremendous partnership we've had with Sylvania for the past decade, there is no such thing as a lay-up. You can't take anything for granted. The template for some of that previous stability has changed."