Houston –OCTOBER 12, 2015. Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford race team led 227 of 334 laps and crossed the finish line .703 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick, capturing his first NSCS win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With Shell technology under the hood, the win at Charlotte also marked Logano’s fourth win of the season and the No. 22 Team Penske race team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS).
“We are honored to be part of the winning tradition with Team Penske and couldn’t be more thrilled that our lubricants technology helped Joey take home his fourth win of 2015.
Throughout the season, Shell and Pennzoil scientists work closely with Team Penske to develop custom racing oil formulations to help maximize performance and engine reliability,” said Paul Bogers, General Manager of Lubricants Technology for Pennzoil. “But, what’s even more exciting is that our work at the track and the knowledge we gain is used to develop the next generation of high quality products for our customers.”
Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil race team posted the third fastest time in Thursday night’s pole qualifying effort, however persistent rains on Saturday pushed the race from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon. From the drop of the green flag it was evident that Joey Logano had a strong race car and would be a contender.
Logano now leads in overall points standings with a slim 6 point lead. With the dominating victory in Sunday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Logano punched an early-bird ticket to the Eliminator Round (3rd round0 of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Now Logano can take a carefree trip to Kansas Speedway where he won in 2014 and unpredictable Talladega two weeks hence. This was Logano’s 12th career NSCS victory.
Shell and Pennzoil® scientists, with the help of Team Penske, use the extreme test bed of the NASCAR track to optimize the special formulation of Pennzoil racing oil that Logano uses in the No. 22 Pennzoil Platinum Ford Fusion. The Pennzoil race oil in the No. 22 car is formulated using PurePlus™ Technology, a unique process that converts pure natural gas into high quality full synthetic base oil.
This PurePlus™ base oil has fewer impurities than traditional base oils made from crude oil, allowing it to fully enhance the benefits of the additives in Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oils. In addition to blending a unique formulation for the Ford engine from week to week, Shell and Pennzoil scientists also tailor high performance lubricants for the Team Penske gearbox.
“The relationship that Team Penske has with Shell and Pennzoil goes beyond a sponsorship. With their world-class knowledge and technical leadership, we are able to customize the racing motor oil which helps us to optimize the performance, efficiency, and engine reliability giving us an edge on race day.
We know that our work with Shell and Pennzoil scientists to develop racing motor oils gives us a unique advantage at the track and was a part of the win today for Logano.” said Travis Geisler, Director of Competition at Team Penske.
The Tradition Continues….When Logano Wins, Shell Customers Save on WINsday
Shell has a long tradition of taking our learnings from the track and transferring that to our high quality consumer products, but that’s not the end of how consumers benefit from our involvement in motorsports. Shell $aver Cardholders also benefit every time Logano wins a points race.
Every time Joey Logano wins a points race, such as this one, Shell $aver Cardholders win by receiving a savings of 22 cents per gallon* on any grade of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline, including Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline -- our latest generation of premium performance fuel delivering unbeatable protection against gunk and corrosion and superior protection against engine wear -- or Shell Diesel the Wednesday after the race**- also known as WINsday!
There are six more points races remaining in the 2015 season, giving existing and new Shell Saver Cardholders six more chances to save.
For more information about the Shell-Pennzoil sponsorship, visit www.shell.us/racing. For more information about Pennzoil motor oil formulations, visit www.Pennzoil.com. For more information about WINsdays, visit www.shell.us/winsday. For more information about Team Penske, visit www.penskeracing.com.
* Shell Saver Card fuel savings will be reflected in your bank account statement. Fuel savings are limited to 25 gallons or limits placed by Shell and/or limits placed on your payment card by your financial institution, each of which may be lower. At participating stations only.
** If a points race ends later than a Monday, the savings are available two days after the win. (For example, if Joey wins a race on a Tuesday, the 22 cents per gallon savings will occur on Thursday).