Friday, December 3, 2010

Shell-Pennzoil and Penske Racing unveil Kurt Busch’s #22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge and Helio Castroneves’s #3 Shell Dallara/Honda in the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Yesterday (Dec. 2, 2010), Shell and Penske Racing unveiled their 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series #22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge that will be driven by Kurt Busch and  IZOD IndyCar Series #3 Shell V-Power Pennzoil Ultra Dallara/Honda driven by Helio Castroneves at the Penske-Wynn Ferrari dealership at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.

In addition to SHell-Pennzoil sponsoring both Kurt Busch in the Cup Series and Helio Castroneves in the IndyCar Series, the company will also be associate sponsorships promoting Shell V-Power® and Pennzoil Ultra™ with IZOD IndyCar Series drivers Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Ryan Briscoe. 

“I am honored to represent the Shell and Pennzoil brands in the NASCAR Cup Series starting in 2011,” said Busch. “I look forward to building on the success of our storied past at Penske Racing with our new sponsors at Shell and Pennzoil.”

“I am very excited to be working with Shell and Pennzoil this season and I’m proud to have the opportunity to drive the beautiful Shell V-Power®-Pennzoil Ultra™ car in the 2011 Indianapolis 500 representing the No. 1 premium gasoline and Pennzoil’s most advanced motor oil in the U.S.,” said Helio Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 Team Penske IndyCar.  “Shell and Pennzoil have such a great history in IndyCar racing and they have certainly had some special moments with Penske Racing at the Indy 500.  I hope we can create a little bit more history together this May at Indianapolis!”

“Shell has more than a half-century of motorsports expertise and alliances allowing our organization to bring quality fuels and lubricants technology from the track to the road,” said Lisa Davis, President, Shell Lubricants, Americas.  “Strategic alliances are very important to our organization and the new relationship with a winning team like Penske provides us with additional opportunities to continue furthering our technological leadership and product development through the invaluable knowledge gained both on and off the track.”

“Shell and Pennzoil are two established and winning brands and they will be strategic business providers for our Penske Automotive Group and Penske Truck Leasing businesses,” said Roger Penske. “This is a very important global relationship for our organization and we look forward to producing many victories for Shell and Pennzoil in NASCAR, in the IZOD IndyCar Series and across our businesses.”

Personally I’m looking forward to both the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season. And it great to see that even in this economy especially with most companies cutting back, that there are still companies out there that find the value in sponsoring cars and series in Motorsports. The dream is still alive and kicking in racing.

Kurt Busch's Dodge

Helio Castroveves's car

Source: via Shell PR