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Quaker State Drivers Take Top Three Places in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series


Sweep Marks First Time a Team of Drivers Finishes in Top Three Positions in NASCAR History

Quaker State helped re-write NASCAR history this season. Quaker State-sponsored drivers Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won the top three positions, marking the first time ever a team of drivers has taken the top three places in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

“It is truly remarkable what our team of drivers have been able to accomplish this season with Quaker State racing oil under the hood,” said Luis Guimaraes, general manager, Americas, Shell Lubricants. “As we reflect on the historic successes of 2009, Quaker State looks forward to continuing to contribute to the Hendrick teams’ victories in 2010.”

Quaker State has enjoyed an unprecedented level of success under the hood of Hendrick Motorsports cars, led by Johnson, who locked up his fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. With 14 years and more than seven million on track miles, Quaker State’s technical relationship with Hendrick Motorsports has resulted in an unparalleled number of racing triumphs, including 140 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins, 101 poles and eight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships.

“We owe so much of our success to partners like Quaker State,” said team owner Rick Hendrick. “The technical expertise they bring to Hendrick Motorsports is tremendous, and we’re extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished, both on and off the track, throughout this relationship.”

Overall, Quaker State racing oil is now under the hood of four of the five winningest active Cup drivers: Gordon, Johnson, Martin and Tony Stewart, who combined for 17 race wins in 2009.
“Sponsors like Quaker State play a role in all of our successes,” Hendrick said. “Not only do they provide us with the financial means to do this week in and week out, but they also help us win through the technology they bring to the table.”

Quaker State is an iconic, long-standing American brand with a history of quality and performance that consumers recognize and trust. The complete line-up of value-led motor oils in the Quaker State family features “durability” as the main product attribute, and each of the four products is formulated to deliver outstanding friction-related wear protection to help engines deliver optimal performance under any driving condition.


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