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June 4, 2013 8:32 AM

Valvoline™ NextGen™ to Appear on No. 60 Ford Mustang at Chicagoland Speedway

Concord, N.C. (June 4, 2013) – The Valvoline brand, a longtime partner of Roush Fenway Racing (RFR), will serve as the primary sponsor for Travis Pastrana and the No. 60 Ford Mustang when the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) visits Chicagoland Speedway for a standalone event on Sunday, July 21.

Pastrana will make his second career NASCAR start at the track, having started 32nd en route to a 17th-place finish there last season.

In concert with Pastrana’s new relationship with Valvoline, the brand which also produces NextGenTM recycled motor oil, recently launched the NextGen Stunt Amplifier, in order to show fans how exciting recycling can be. 

To participate, fans should visit youtube.com/Valvoline to view a collection of homemade stunt videos and vote on ways to make those stunts even more thrilling.  Valvoline and a team of thrill-seekers will recycle one stunt based on fan input, at a surprise location.  Additionally, fans can further engage by visiting Valvoline NextGen’s Facebook page at facebook.com/Valvoline for a chance to win prizes autographed by Pastrana.

Valvoline first partnered with RFR in 1989 and served as the primary sponsor on the No. 6 Sprint Cup Ford.  In 2011, RFR first adopted NextGen motor oil technology, testing it at the lab and on track.  Since 2011, overall regular season race wins using Valvoline with NextGen technology total 55, with 17 of those in NASCAR with RFR.  In addition, Valvoline with NextGen technology won the last two NNS championships with RFR and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

High quality, stand-out performance and environmental benefits have helped make Valvoline NextGen motor oil the fastest-growing product introduction in Valvoline’s 140 year-plus history.  NextGen innovation combines recycled base oil of the same quality as crude-refined base oil with Valvoline’s award-winning additive chemistry.  The result is new oil made with 50 percent recycled oil that is produced with 90 percent less energy; producing 31 percent less greenhouse gas emissions.  Valvoline with NextGen technology exceeds API specifications and matches Valvoline’s stringent standards.

NextGen motor oil is available in conventional, high-mileage and full synthetic formulas.  For further product information, visit NextGen.Valvoline.com. 

Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series’ with championship drivers Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne and Travis Pastrana.  Having celebrated 25 winning years in 2012, Roush Fenway is the leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and its award-winning marketing campaigns for RickyvsTrevor.com, “25 Winning Years” and Google+.  Visit http://www.RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+ at +Roush Fenway Racing, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.

Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH), has been serving American motorists longer than any other motor oil.  In addition to commercial and industrial lubricants, the Valvoline family of products includes Eagle OneTM appearance products, Car BriteTM car restoration products, ZerexTM antifreeze, SynPowerTM performance products, MaxLifeTM products created for higher-mileage engines and NextGenTM motor oil created with 50 percent recycled oil.  With approximately 900 locations throughout the United States, Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM service centers are a leader in serving the quick lube market.

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