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Union 76 Signs On as Official Fuel Sponsor of Motorola Cup Series Presented by Newtech

6 January 2001

By David Treffer
Contributing Motorsports Editor, The Auto Channel
BMG, promoters of the Motorola Cup Series presented by NewTech, announced today that Tosco Corporation's Union 76 branded gasoline will become the official and spec fuel of the Motorola Cup Series for the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

Union 76 will supply 76 Competition 100 Unleaded Racing Gasoline fuel service at all Motorola Cup events.

The Motorola Cup "North American Street Stock Championship" presented by NewTech enters its fourth season of competition on February 2, as part of the Rolex 24 Hour event at Daytona International Speedway.

"We are very excited with our new relationship with the Motorola Cup Series," said Bill Joyner, Director of 76 Automotive Events and Performance Products.

"The Series' large field of modern production cars, with so many participating auto manufacturers, made the sponsorship very appealing. Considering our existing relationship with the Grand American Road Racing Association, and the many ISC tracks visited by the Motorola Cup Series, this fits perfectly into our business strategy and supports the marketing of our 76 brand."

"It's great news for the series and for the many teams and entrants," said Eric Berman, General Manager of the Motorola Cup. "We're very pleased to be involved with Union 76 and are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with them. Our teams have used Union 76 racing gasoline at events in the past with excellent results."

The Tosco Corporation (NYSE: TOS) markets under well known gasoline and convenience store brands, including 76, the Official Fuel of NASCAR, and Circle K, the Official Pit Stop of NASCAR. With $23 billion in annualized revenues, Tosco Corporation is the largest independant refiner and marketer of petrolium products in the United States and the nation's largest operator of company controlled convenience stores. For more information about Tosco, please visit

Union 76 will contribute to the Motorola Cup prize fund and a new year end award is being created in the Union 76 name with a cash prize of $5,000.

Union 76 joins the Motorola Cup family of sponsors that include: AN Deringer, Castrol, The Grant-a-Wish / Children's Promise Foundation, Hoosier Tire, Satisfied Brake, Speed Stick and NewTech Group International. For more information on the Motorola Cup Series, visit

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