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Pennzoil Racing:
New Faces,
New Commitment
In 1999

From the high banks of Talladega to the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis, from the dirt of Knoxville to the flat quarter-mile at Pomona, plus every other short track across America, the bright Pennzoil yellow is as familiar to race fans as tire smoke, speed and excitement. In 1999, Pennzoil's motorsports plans are as big as ever, bringing new faces to a growing family of drivers.

"Our customers like auto racing," said Tom Floyd, senior vice president, lubricants marketing for Pennzoil-Quaker State Company. "It makes sense for us to make our customers happy, but we also like the competition on the track, where we can show the quality of Pennzoil® brands. The commitment to the country’s most spectacular spectator sport from the maker of America’s No. 1-selling motor oil is unprecedented in 1999. And I think our customers will like who we've added to our team."

Race fans probably best know Pennzoil’s involvement on the NASCAR Winston Cup Circuit with Steve Park and his Dale Earnhardt Inc. teammates. After sitting out several months in 1998 due to an injury, Park returned to the #1 Pennzoil Monte Carlo late in the season to resume his rise from NASCAR's Modifieds and Busch Series. Park is ready to show the world his and his second-year team's ability.

Park will have a new teammate for five races in 1999, and Pennzoil adds a new face to its family of drivers as Dale Earnhardt, Jr., with the backing of The Outlaw® fuel additive brand as an associate sponsor, begins his assault on the Winston Cup series. Earnhardt, Jr., winner of the 1998 Busch Series title, will race a full Winston Cup schedule in 2000.

The Dale Earnhardt Inc. team is joined in the Pennzoil stable by Joe Gibbs Racing in 1999, as the latter carries Gumout® -- Pennzoil's sister brand of automotive chemicals -- on the Winston Cup cars of Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart, the Busch series car driven by Labonte and J.D. Gibbs, and NHRA cars of Cruz Pedregon and Corey McClenathan. Pennzoil® is now the official motor oil of Joe Gibbs Racing.

Second-year American Speed Association driver Jimmy Johnson carries the Pennzoil colors in that Midwestern oval racing series in 1999. Johnson is one of the bright young stars of the sport, sure to make headlines soon.

In open-wheel racing, Scott Goodyear and his Pennzoil Panther Racing team return for a second year after finishing fourth in the 1998 Indy Racing League point standings. In drag racing, Eddie Hill drives the Pennzoil Top Fuel car in the NHRA. The Pennzoil drag racing lineup also includes Mike Ferderer, Mike Thomas, Bill Kent and Bruce Allen. Pennzoil also has two NHRA Jr. Dragsters driven by sisters Erica and Courtney Enders.

Pennzoil’s role in motorsports is more than just as a team sponsor. Pennzoil® became the official motor oil of the Indianapolis 500® in 1996 and has been one of five corporate sponsors of the Brickyard 400® since its inaugural race in 1994. Pennzoil also serves as the series sponsor for the Pennzoil World of Outlaws and is the official motor oil of the Indy Racing League, the United States Auto Club, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and New Hampshire International Speedway.



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