NASCAR WCUP: Pennzoil extends Brickyard 400 Partnership
6 August 1999INDIANAPOLIS- Pennzoil-Quaker State Company announced today that its Pennzoil motor oil brand has extended its agreement with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to be a presenting sponsor of the Brickyard 400 for an additional three years, beginning with the 2000 event. Pennzoil will also retain the status as the Official Motor Oil of the Brickyard 400.
"Pennzoil has a long heritage with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Brickyard 400, and we're excited to continue our relationship as a presenting sponsor of one of the premier events in NASCAR," said Clyde Beahm, executive vice president of Pennzoil-Quaker State Company.
Pennzoil has been one of five corporate sponsors for the Brickyard 400 since the inaugural event in 1994. The company has also been the Official Motor Oil of the Indianapolis 500 since 1996 and is the Official Motor Oil of the Pep Boys Indy Racing League.
"We are very proud to continue our partnership with Pennzoil," said John Newcomb, vice president of marketing and sales for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "They have been dedicated and enthusiastic in their promotional and business activities concerning the Speedway, the Indy 500, Brickyard 400 and the Pep Boys Indy Racing League. We thank Pennzoil for their dedication and look forward to a strong relationship into the new millennium."
In addition to its involvement with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pennzoil's motorsports activities include Official Motor Oil status for the United States Auto Club, series sponsorship for the World of Outlaws and the primary sponsorship of NASCAR Winston Cup Series car driven by Steve Park and owned by Dale Earnhardt, Inc.