Quaker State Technology Helps Johnson Capture Sixth Sprint Cup Trophy
HOUSTON, TX – (November 19, 2013) Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team have further etched their names in the motor sports history books by capturing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship title for the sixth time. With the season coming down to the final race, Johnson crossed the finish line of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship season with the help of Quaker State technology, developed with durability in mind to keep the No. 48’s engine running through to the checkered flag.
“It is an honor to have Quaker State technology coursing through the engine of Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 car as he reached this remarkable milestone,” said Gita Gidwani, Quaker State Brand Manager. “Quaker State congratulates Jimmie Johnson, Rick Hendrick, and everyone at Hendrick Motorsports on their continued success. We are proud to be a part of this great achievement and many others during an exceptionally successful technical relationship over the last 18 years together.”
Quaker State technology has helped Hendrick Motorsports win more NASCAR races than any other team over the past 18 years. Quaker State engineers worked diligently with Hendrick Motorsports throughout the season to analyze and adjust motor oil formulations to help achieve optimal engine performance.
The durable motor oils Quaker State provides Hendrick Motorsports have been a part of an impressive résumé of success on NASCAR’s national stage. With Quaker State technology under the hood, Hendrick Motorsports has captured 169 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) wins; 10 of its 11 NSCS championships; one NASCAR Nationwide Series championship and three NASCAR Truck Series championships. Add the more than seven million on track miles Quaker State and Hendrick Motorsports have together and it is obvious that Quaker State technology has the durability to help professional race teams win races and championships.
“I am at a loss for words, but I am so proud and so thankful for this opportunity at Hendrick Motorsports,” said Johnson. “Thankful that Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick gave me this opportunity back in 2002. Thankful that Lowe’s came on board. This sport is about people, and our people at Hendrick Motorsports, especially on this (No.) 48 car, rose up and got the job done. I am so thankful to be able to drive for this race team and so honored and so excited to have a ‘six-pack.’”
Johnson’s victory earned Hendrick Motorsports a record-extending 11th Sprint Cup owner championship.
“It’s hard to win one of these, and I’m really proud of Chad (Knaus, crew chief) and Jimmie for getting six and the whole organization for getting 11,” said team owner Rick Hendrick. “I never thought we would get one, let alone 11. Every one of them is special and makes you hungry and continue to want more.”
About Quaker State®
Quaker State® motor oil has a 70-year history as a leader in consumer automotive products and vehicle care. Quaker State is among the industry’s most innovative motor oil brands and offers a full line of products to meet every type of vehicle engine need. Quaker State is one of the first brands to develop high mileage engine motor oil. For more information about the full line of Quaker State products, visit www.quakerstate.com.
Quaker State is produced and marketed by Shell Lubricants.
About Shell Lubricants
The term ‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 12% of global lubricants volume.a The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX® and Jiffy Lube®.
Globally, Shell motorsports technical alliances provide a testing ground for fuel and lubricant technologies and products in demanding road conditions to gain insight and develop technology for use on-track and in consumers’ vehicles. The knowledge from these and other alliances also help Shell to address tomorrow’s energy challenge with efficient mobility solutions that power and protect motorists around the world.
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