LAS VEGAS — Quaker State has announced it will be the title sponsor of the first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Kentucky Speedway. The Quaker State 400 will be held at the first new track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule since 2001.
"The entire Quaker State team is very excited to be a part of this historic moment for NASCAR and Kentucky Speedway," said Chris Hayek, Quaker State global brand manager. "We are very happy to be involved with what is sure to be a great race."
Quaker State will drop the green flag at the newly expanded, 105,000-capacity Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) facility at 7:30 p.m. on July 9. The 400-mile event will conclude a triple header NASCAR weekend that opens with a 225-mile Camping World Truck Series battle on July 7 and spotlights a 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series event on July 8.
Twenty-nine-year Sprint Cup Series veteran and 40-time race winner Mark Martin will pilot the Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Quaker State Chevrolet during the inaugural weekend.
The Kentucky Speedway sponsorship is another opportunity for Quaker State to expand its presence in NASCAR, the company says. The current Quaker State-Hendrick relationship has grown over its 15-year history into a championship-winning technical team. Since 1996, Quaker State engineers work diligently with Hendrick Motorsports throughout the season to analyze and adjust the motor oil formulations in order to maximize on-track success.
Quaker State racing oil has enjoyed an unprecedented level of success under the hood of Hendrick Motorsports cars, led by Jimmie Johnson, who locked up his fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. With more than 7 million on-track miles, Quaker State’s technical relationship with Hendrick Motorsports has resulted in an unparalleled number of racing triumphs, including 147 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins and nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships.
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