Through technical partnerships with Ferrari, Ducati and the Shell-Pennzoil team in NASCAR, Shell has the most extreme test bed to develop the best premium products for every Shell customer.
In early 2017, Shell and Penske Corporation announced a multi-year continuation of their ongoing business, technical and motorsport alliance. Team Penske is the motorsports arm of Penske Corporation.
2021 is the fourth year of the Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2021 is the 11th year of the Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart NASCAR Cup Series race. The first 10 years of the race were held at Kentucky Speedway, with the event moving to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time in 2021.
Science and Engineering Working Hand-In-Hand
Shell scientists work hand-in-hand with Doug Yates and the engineers at Roush Yates Engines to co-engineer special racing oils for the high-powered engines that go into Team Penske's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series race cars.
The extreme test bed of the NASCAR track helps Shell scientists optimize the special formulation of Pennzoil racing oil that Joey Logano uses to win race in his No. 22 Pennzoil Platinum Ford Fusion. What's even more exciting is that this knowledge, gained at the track, is used to develop the next generation of high quality products for our customers.
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I love engines. I love the technology.
But it's all about what happens on a Sunday.
In racing you win with advantages,
and working hand in hand with Pennzoil, we've created advantages
with our engine for their team.
-...and then obviously the team's asking us to run harder and harder.
-Yeah, that's always a challenge.
We push the engine to its limits and find its weak points,
and we go back to the drawing board and re-engineer
and work with the engineers at Pennzoil
to come up with a better oil or a better component.
The technology that goes into the engine oil in the NASCAR
is a unique product.
It's unique to Team Penske.
We custom develop the oil to give us that balance
of the durability and performance.
The PurePlus Technology allows us
to do things differently with our engines than a normal oil would.
The result has been since 2013 we have 48 wins,
36 poles and three Xfinity Owner Championships.
When you come out of the box and you win the Daytona 500
and then you win the Indy 500...
...those are the two crown jewels that we're racing for every year.
The partnership with Team Penske, Pennzoil and Roush Yates
and Ford Performance truly is a word-class race team.