Concord, N.C. (March 2, 2008) -- Roush Fenway Racing announced today that Valvoline, the leading innovator and supplier of quality, high-performing automotive products, will sponsor the No. 17 entry and driver Matt Kenseth for three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races during the 2010 season. The No. 17 Valvoline Ford Fusion will debut this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway and then will also serve as the primary sponsor for April’s Talladega race weekend as well as the November Cup Series race in Phoenix.
“This weekend is going to be great for our No. 17 team to showcase the partnership Roush Fenway Racing has with Valvoline,” commented Kenseth. “We use Valvoline products in our race cars every weekend and our engine shop relies on the performance advantage their motor oil gives us in order to get the most we can out of our engines. It’s pretty cool that we get to run the No. 17 Valvoline Ford Fusion at Atlanta this weekend.”
Valvoline first teamed up with Roush Fenway Racing in 1990, and together the duo has brought home 44 wins in the Sprint Cup series. Valvoline is the official motor oil at Roush Fenway Racing, and has been providing Americans with the best motor oil and automotive products longer than any other motor oil company.
Kenseth has achieved three top-10 finishes and one top-5 finish this season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series within the first three starts of the year, and is currently fourth in the driver point standings.
The premiere of the No. 17 Valvoline Ford Fusion will take place on March 7, 2010 for the Kobalt Tools 500 when Kenseth travels to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the fourth race of the 2010 Sprint Cup Series season. The Kobalt Tools 500 will be broadcast on FOX Sunday, March 7, 2010 with television coverage beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST and radio coverage provided by the Performance Racing Network.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is NASCAR’s largest team operating eight motorsports teams. Four in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; and four in the Nationwide Series with Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Colin Braun, and Paul Menard. For more information on any of the Roush Fenway Racing teams, log onto www.RoushFenway.com ( http://www.roushfenway.com/ ). Become a fan of Roush Fenway Racing on Facebook by going to http://www.facebook.com/roushfenway. And for sponsorship inquiries please contact Robin Johnson at 704.720.4645.
Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc., has been serving American motorists longer than any other motor oil. The Valvoline family of products includes Eagle One® appearance products, Car Brite® car restoration products, Zerex® antifreeze, SynPower® performance products, and MaxLife® products created for higher-mileage engines. Valvoline products for serving the heavy-duty on-highway and industrial markets include Valvoline Premium Blue® engine oils, Syn Gard™ FE gear oils, ZEREX® antifreeze/coolant, OEM-endorsed products, natural gas engine oils, transmission fluids, greases and hydraulic and industrial oils. With more than 850 locations throughout the United States, Valvoline Instant Oil Change® is a leader in serving the quick-lube market.