Houston - June 13, 2016. Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion race team won the pole and held on to the lead for a win at the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) on Sunday June 12th. The pole was the 16th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) pole for Logano and the 498th pole for Team Penske in its 50th year in motorsports. Powered by Shell technology under the hood, Joey Logano led 138 of 200 laps en route to a dominating performance at the 2-mile MIS speedway for his first points win of 2016.
"Winning here in Roger [Penkse]'s and Ford's back yard is big... this is always a big win for us here," said Logano. "I'm really happy to return to Victory Lane in a points race; we never stopped working with our technical partners like Shell to get here. It's definitely a team effort that got us our win today."
The victory was significant for many reasons and included a number of milestones. This weekend's win was Logano's first NSCS victory of the season, his second win at Michigan, and 15th of his career. Thirteen of those wins came with Team Penske over the last three years. The win also solidifies a guaranteed spot in the 16-team Chase for the Sprint Cup championship playoff at the end of the season - the fourth year in a row. In addition, this was the 50th series win for Team Penske with Ford and the 100th NSCS points win for Roush Yates Engines, the organization that supplies Logano and Team Penske with their race car engines.
"Seeing Joey bring home a win in Michigan, Roger Penske's back yard, as we all continue to celebrate 50 years of Team Penske in motorsports is truly special," said Paul Bogers, General Manager of Lubricants Technology for Pennzoil. "Shell and Pennzoil scientists work hand-in-hand with Team Penske year-round to optimize the special formulation of Pennzoil racing oil that Logano uses in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion and help maximize performance and engine reliability. All of that work at the track, and the knowledge gained, enables us to develop the next generation of high quality products for our customers."
The Pennzoil racing oil in the No. 22 car is formulated using PurePlus(tm) Technology, a revolutionary process that converts natural gas into a first-of-its-kind, high quality full synthetic base oil. This pure, clear PurePlus base oil has fewer of the impurities found in traditional base oils made from crude oil, allowing it to fully enhance the benefits of the additives in Pennzoil Platinum and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum(tm) 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.