One Motor Oil. Two Racing Championships.
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Pennzoil powers Team Penske to two motorsports championships in 2014.
Across the world of racing, product placement and sponsorship is a big thing. Nearly every inch of a driver is covered in dozens of sponsorship decals. Big time companies spend millions of dollars in advertising hoping to be the consensus choice. There is one thing in common with the winners of two of racing’s 2014 champions, though.
The 2014 champions in Verizon IndyCar Series and the owner’s points champion in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series all share a few things in common. They’re all part of Team Penske. And they all use Pennzoil Platinum® or Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oils with PurePlus® Technology.1
Here’s a quick rundown of the success Pennzoil powered with Team Penske in 2014.
2014 Verizon IndyCar® Series Results
One Champion in Will Power (pictured).
Three drivers finished in the top 4 in final points standings: Will Power, Helio Castroneves, and Juan Pablo Montoya.
Team Penske also acquired Simon Pagenaud in the off-season, and he finished 5th in points.
2014 Nationwide Series Results
Second consecutive owners points champions with the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang (pictured).
The five-man driver roster of Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Michael McDowell, and Alex Tagliani totaled 6 wins and twenty-five top 5 finishes in thirty-three races.
Although Pennzoil was 1 race away from taking home the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship, we still had a great year of Spring Cup racing.
Champion 4 finalist Joey Logano (pictured).
Combined for 11 total wins, a NSCS Team Penske record, and thirty-three top 5 finishes in thirty-six races between Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski.
We had a blast being a part of such a historic year for Team Penske on the track. Next year, we’ll look to defend our title and improve our record as the Motor Oil of Champions.
1Team Penske Verizon IndyCar® series cars use Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ 0W-40 motor oil.
Pennzoil Platinum Powers Team Penske to Victory Lane
PENNZOIL Transcript—United States/Latest/Nov 21, 2014: One Motor Oil. Two Racing Championships.
[Title] Pennzoil Powers Team Penske to Victory Lane
Description: Industry experts from Pennzoil and auto racing describe the unique benefits of Pennzoil Platinum.
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TEAM PENSKE KNOWS
OF THE BEST
PRESIDENT, TEAM PENSKE
As Tim speaks, vintage footage of a younger Roger Penske shaking hands with people at a race.
Tim: As a kid, my idol was Roger Penske. Roger finds the best brands, the best people, and really the best things to represent within our organization.
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, PENSKE CORPORATION
As Roger speaks, shots of a wall of framed posters commemorating multiple wins in 2013. Footage of Rick Mears waving to the crowd during his victory lap at the Indy 500. The footage super says, “6/RICK MEARS/UNOFFICIAL WINNER/1984 INDIANAPOLIS 500”. Mears chugging milk instead of champagne during the celebration. Footage of Brad Keselowski winning a NASCAR championship, doing donuts to celebrate. Footage of Joey Logano climbing on top of his vehicle as he celebrates his NASCAR win.
Roger: Racing has been a common thread of my life for many years. When you think about highlights in racing, obviously victories with Rick Mears in Indianapolis, victories in NASCAR with Brad Keselowski and the championship, and certainly with Joey Logano as we go forward in 2014.
THAT’S WHY THEY TRUST
with PUREPLUS™ TECHNOLOGY
SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER
As Paul speaks, hands raise up a container of Pennzoil Platinum. Shots of different jars of additives; a spreadsheet of testing details; centrifuges.
Paul: We at Pennzoil are always trying to push the edge with our technology, and it’s great to work with a team like Penske Racing, who’s always doing the same. PurePlus Technology starts from a very clean natural gas product that
gives us the ultimate base oil for formulating high-quality products for all of our customers. So, we’ll use a combination of different additive components to give the maximum performance and protection for the specific racing engine.
IT’S MOTOR OIL
Two technicians talking near a race vehicle. Tim begins to speak again.
Tim: The benefits of a modern-day engine and its engine oil, the benefits that the oil provide that engine, really come down to the details.
CREW CHIEF, TEAM PENSKE
As Todd speaks, technicians work on a race car. As he talks about the unique features of Pennzoil Platinum, supers appear for each.
HORSEPOWER PROTECTION [symbol of a horse]
BETTER FUEL ECONOMY [symbol of a gas pump]
UNSURPASSED WEAR PROTECTION [symbol of two cog wheels]
CLEANER PISTONS [symbol of a piston]
EXTREME TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE [symbol of snow and sunshine]
Todd: When you look at race performance and what we have to find, we’re looking for tenths of seconds, which can be one horsepower, or half a horsepower. Pennzoil Platinum Technology provides complete protection, including maintaining horsepower throughout the race, maintaining our fuel economy throughout the race, unsurpassed wear protection, cleaner pistons, and excellent performance in extreme temperatures.
IT’S MOTOR OIL
THE MONEY LAP
Todd: The money lap is the last lap. What you start the race with, you want to be able to perform at max level at the end of the race.
As Tim speaks, a driver drops down into an Indy car and then is shown during a race.
Tim: Within Team Penske, we’ll run 500-, 600-mile races. The Pennzoil Platinum Technology has to be able to keep our pistons clean, therefore our oil clean, throughout the race, to where we’re running as hard at the end of that race as we are at the beginning. That separates it from other engine oils.
NASCAR COMPETITION DIRECTOR, TEAM PENSKE
As Travis speaks, overhead footage of Joey Logano’s race car pulling in for the pit crew. Close-up video of the vehicle in the race.
Travis: NASCAR racing is one of the most competitive motorsports in the world. Races are won and lost by fractions of a second. It’s imperative for our vehicles to have complete protection provided by Pennzoil Platinum Technology to allow all aspects of our car to perform at the highest levels.
RACE ENGINEER, TEAM PENSKE
As Jonathan speaks, footage of an Indy car pulling in for the pit crew and then jumping back into the race. Team Shell/Pennzoil celebrates a win.
Jonathan: In IndyCar racing, one of the mandated rules by the Series is that the engine has to last for twenty-five hundred miles. And so what that means is we’ll keep an engine in the race car for four to five races. One thing we rely on from Pennzoil Platinum Technology is to have that maximum performance over—not just the duration of a race—but the life of the engine, which may be four to five races. And an interesting fact is that it’s actually the same engine oil that you can buy off the shelf.
TEAM PENSKE TRUSTS THE REVOLUTIONARY
with PUREPLUS™ TECHNOLOGY
Todd: We trust Pennzoil Platinum Technology to get us to the victory lane.
Travis: We trust Pennzoil Platinum Technology to help us win races.
Roger: And I trust Pennzoil Platinum in my own garage.
SO SHOULD YOU
Two Pennzoil containers side by side, Platinum and Ultra Platinum, and a piston on its side.
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