In 2016, Shell and Penske Corporation look to celebrate their on-going alliance in North America with a number of key milestones and continued successes, on and off the race track.
The alliance, which was forged in 2011, features Shell and Pennzoil sponsorship of Team Penske entries in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Verizon IndyCar Series. In addition, Shell and Pennzoil continue to be the preferred supplier of fuels, lubricants and related products to the entire Penske organization.
For Team Penske, 2016 will be a significant year as they celebrate their 50th anniversary in motorsports. The team waved the green flag on the commemorative activities by displaying an exhibit at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC in late January with a similar display to debut in mid-February at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. Each display will showcase cars spanning multiple racing disciplines from 1966 to present. Cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced 424 major race wins, 487 pole positions, and 28 national championships in the half-decade.
2015 was a phenomenally successful year on the track for the Shell-supported teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Verizon IndyCar Series.
A number of key victories including two of the biggest, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, highlighted a year where teams in each series had dominant runs and championship aspirations.
In NASCAR, Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion) further established himself to be an annual championship contender by scoring a series-high six victories including the biggest race of the year – the Daytona 500. Logano found himself atop the standings most of the season while earning career-best numbers in nearly every statistical category. He was no longer considered a tough competitor and occasional race winner, but was now one of the sport’s true stars and a force to be reckoned with.