How Much Endurance Does a NASCAR Driver Need to Win? NASCAR’s Best...

How Much Endurance Does a NASCAR Driver Need to Win? NASCAR’s Best Put It to the Test at Las Vegas

Ryan Newman, Rusty Wallace and Travis Kvapil to Promote New Line of Mobil High-Endurance Motor Oils


Fairfax, VA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–January 26, 2005–NASCAR(R) teams continue to strive for ultimate performance under extreme driving conditions. Now, NASCAR sponsor ExxonMobil is partnering with Penske Racing South to help every-day drivers improve their cars’ performance. As part of the initiative, all three of Penske Racing South’s NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers will race cars promoting the new line of Mobil high-endurance motor oils — which guarantee engine protection for longer intervals — during the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 on March 13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Ryan Newman (No.12) will run the Mobil 1 Extended Performance car in Vegas, with teammate Rusty Wallace (No. 2) behind the wheel of the Mobil Clean 7500 car and NASCAR Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Travis Kvapil (No. 77) driving the Mobil Clean 5000 car.

“Penske Racing has always been about performance. We are excited to partner with Mobil to help race fans understand the best way to get the most out of their motor oil and optimize their engine’s performance,” said team owner Roger Penske.

Specially formulated for today’s longer oil change intervals, Mobil Clean 5000, Mobil Clean 7500 and Mobil 1 Extended Performance were created to help alleviate consumer confusion about when to change their oil. The complete line of Mobil high-endurance oils guarantees performance and long-lasting protection of critical engine parts for 5,000, 7,500, or 15,000 miles, respectively.

“I have a talented pit crew that always knows when my No. 12 Dodge needs an oil change,” Newman says. “Every-day drivers in street cars don’t have that luxury. Mobil’s new line of high-endurance oils gives drivers peace of mind by helping to educate them on the durability of their engine’s oil.”

“I have been racing cars my entire life and I look to Mobil to keep my engine at top performance, on the track and at home,” said Wallace. “Now, these new motor oils make it easier than ever to choose a product that suits specific driving needs and protects vehicle engines with a guarantee.”

Newman finished seventh in the 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series with two victories, 14 top-10 finishes and nine poles. For Wallace, who possesses 55 Cup victories and is eighth on the all-time winners list, 2005 will be his last season as a driver. Kvapil, 2005 NASCAR Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year contender, is the newest member of Penske Racing South and was the 2003 NASCAR Truck Series champion with 22 top-10s in 25 starts.

Special advertising for the new line of products will make its debut on Sunday, Feb. 20, during the Daytona 500 (1:00 p.m. FOX).

Television coverage of the 400-mile Las Vegas race will be broadcast on FOX network, and will be broadcast on the radio as well.

For more information about this new line of Mobil products, go to Additional information about Mobil racing programs can be found at

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How Much Endurance Does a NASCAR Driver Need to Win? NASCAR’s Best Put It to the Test at Las Vegas