After a strong 2014 season, Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion, kicks off the 2015 with his first ever Daytona 500 victory. With Shell technology under the hood, the win at the Daytona International Speedway is the first 2015 points race victory for the Shell-Pennzoil team.
“That feeling of winning the Daytona 500, I can’t explain how cool this is,” said Logano. “I said in an interview that this was our worst race track last year and we worked really hard to figure out how we could get better at it and all the hard work got us the win today.”
“We are honored to be part of the winning tradition with Team Penske and couldn’t be more thrilled that our lubricants technology helped Joey take home his first win of 2015. Throughout the season, Shell and Pennzoil scientists will work closely with Team Penske to develop bespoke racing oil formulations to help maximize performance and engine reliability,” said Paul Bogers, general manager of lubricants technology for Pennzoil. “But, what’s even more exciting is that our work at the track and the knowledge we gain is used to develop the next generation of high quality products for our customers.”
Shell and Pennzoil scientists, with the help of Team Penske, use the extreme test bed of the NASCAR track to optimize the special formulation of Pennzoil racing oil that Logano uses in the No. 22 Pennzoil Platinum Ford Fusion. The Pennzoil race oil in the No. 22 car is formulated using PurePlus Technology, a unique process that converts pure 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 crude oil, allowing it to fully enhance the benefits of the additives in Pennzoil Platinum and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 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.
“The relationship that Team Penske has with Shell and Pennzoil goes beyond a sponsorship. With their world-class knowledge and technical leadership, we are able to customize the racing motor oil which helps us to optimize the performance, efficiency and engine reliability giving us an edge on race day. We know that our work with Shell and Pennzoil scientists to develop racing motor oils gives us a unique advantage at the track and was a part of the win for Logano at the Daytona 500.” said Travis Geisler, director of competition at Team Penske.
The Tradition Continues … When Logano Wins, Shell Customers Save on WINsday
Shell has a long tradition of taking our learnings from the track and transferring that to our high quality consumer products, but that’s not the end of how consumers benefit from our involvement in motorsports. Shell $aver Cardholders also benefit every time Logano wins a points race. Every time Joey Logano wins a points race, such as this one, Shell $aver Cardholders win by receiving a savings of 22 cents per gallon* on any grade of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline or Shell Diesel the Wednesday after the race **- also known as WINsday!
There are 35 more points races remaining in the 2015 season, giving existing and new Shell Saver Cardholders 35 more chances to save.
For more information about the Shell-Pennzoil sponsorship, visit www.shell.us/racing. For more information about Pennzoil motor oil formulations, visit www.Pennzoil.com. For more information about WINsdays, visit www.shell.us/winsday. For more information about Team Penske, visit www.penskeracing.com.
* Shell Saver Card fuel savings will be reflected in your bank account statement. Fuel savings are limited to 25 gallons or limits placed by Shell and/or limits placed on your payment card by your financial institution, each of which may be lower. At participating stations only.
** If a points race ends later than a Monday, the savings are available two days after the win. (For example, if Joey wins a race on a Tuesday, the 22 cents per gallon savings will occur on Thursday).