Wednesday, Dec 01

Joey Logano takes second win of season and first at Watkins Glen

Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford race team played their pit strategy just right and passed leader Kevin Harvick on the white flag lap to earn the victory on Sunday afternoon at Watkins Glen International (WGI), their second win of the 2015 season. With Shell technology under the hood, the win at WGI marked a weekend sweep for Logano, who also won Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series event. Sunday’s victory was also the first for Team Penske in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen. 

“We are honored to be part of the winning tradition with Team Penske and couldn’t be more thrilled that our lubricants technology helped Joey take home his first win of 2015. Throughout the season, Shell and Pennzoil scientists will work closely with Team Penske to develop bespoke racing oil formulations to help maximize performance and engine reliability,” said Paul Bogers, General Manager of Lubricants Technology for Pennzoil. “But, what’s even more exciting is that our work at the track and the knowledge we gain is used to develop the next generation of high quality products for our customers.”

Taking the white flag, and with Harvick saving fuel, Logano slipped in turn one and lost ground to the leader. However, while he was catching back up to him, Harvick ran out of fuel and Logano was able to maneuver into the lead, taking the checkered flag for his second victory of the season and the 10th of his career. The win, also his first on a road course in the Sprint Cup Series, keeps Logano second in the point standings, 42 behind Harvick.

Shell and Pennzoil® scientists, with the help of Team Penske, use the extreme test bed of the NASCAR track to optimize the special formulation of Pennzoil racing oil that Logano uses in the No. 22 Pennzoil Platinum Ford Fusion. The Pennzoil race oil in the No. 22 car is formulated using PurePlus™ Technology, a unique process that converts pure natural gas into a first-of-its-kind, high quality full synthetic base oil. This pure, clear PurePlus base oil has fewer of the impurities found in crude oil, allowing it to fully enhance the benefits of the additives in Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oils. In addition to blending a unique formulation for the Ford engine from week to week, Shell and Pennzoil scientists also tailor high performance lubricants for the Team Penske gearbox.

“The relationship that Team Penske has with Shell and Pennzoil goes beyond a sponsorship. With their world-class knowledge and technical leadership, we are able to customize the racing motor oil which helps us to optimize the performance, efficiency, and engine reliability giving us an edge on race day. We know that our work with Shell and Pennzoil scientists to develop racing motor oils gives us a unique advantage at the track and was a part of the win today for Logano.” said Travis Geisler, Director of Competition at Team Penske.

The Tradition Continues….When Logano Wins, Shell Customers Save on WINsday

Shell has a long tradition of taking our learnings from the track and transferring that to our high quality consumer products, but that’s not the end of how consumers benefit from our involvement in motorsports. Shell $aver Cardholders also benefit every time Logano wins a points race. Every time Joey Logano wins a points race, such as this one, Shell $aver Cardholders win by receiving a savings of 22 cents per gallon* on any grade of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline, including Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline -- our latest generation of premium performance fuel delivering unbeatable protection against gunk and corrosion and superior protection against engine wear -- or Shell Diesel the Wednesday after the race**- also known as WINsday!

There are 14 more points races remaining in the 2015 season, giving existing and new Shell Saver Cardholders 14 more chances to save.

Shell-Pennzoil PR


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