Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team have made history by capturing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship title for a record fifth year in a row. With the season coming down to the final race, Johnson crossed the finish line of the 2010 Sprint Cup season with the help of Quaker State racing oil, developed with durability in mind to keep the No. 48 Chevrolet's engine running through to the checkered flag.
"It is an honor to have Quaker State coursing through the engine of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 car as he reached this remarkable milestone," said James Stone, Vice President, North American Brand Marketing, Shell Lubricants. "Quaker State congratulates Jimmie and Hendrick Motorsports on this historic success. The brand is thrilled to be a part of such a great achievement and looks forward to continuing the winning tradition next season."
Over the last 15 years, the incredible durability of Quaker State oil has helped Hendrick Motorsports to win more NASCAR races than any other team. Quaker State engineers work diligently with Hendrick Motorsports throughout the season to analyze and adjust motor oil formulations to help achieve optimal engine performance.
The durable motor oils Quaker State provides Hendrick Motorsports have been a part of an impressive resume of success on NASCAR's national stage. With Quaker State racing oil under the hood, Hendrick Motorsports has captured 146 Sprint Cup wins; nine of its 10 Cup championships; one NASCAR Nationwide Series championship; and three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championships. Add the more than 7 million on-track miles Quaker State and Hendrick Motorsports have together and it is obvious that Quaker State racing oil has the durability to help professional race teams win races and championships.
"The Hendrick Motorsports engine department works hand-in- hand with Quaker State to develop the highest possible grade of racing oil for our teams," said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. "Our organization is proud to have a long-term technical partner like Quaker State, and we appreciate everything they've contributed to our performance over the years. We look forward to them not only being under the hood of all four teams, but on the hood of Mark Martin's car for several races in 2011."
The Quaker State relationship extends beyond the racetrack to Hendrick Automotive Group dealerships. Quaker State is poured in the more than 80 Hendrick Automotive Group franchises throughout the United States, providing customers with durable oil that offers a high level of protection for their vehicles.
"With the support of Quaker State and its engineers, who develop the motor oils that run under the hood of all Hendrick Motorsports cars, the No. 48 team was provided the durability needed to get us to the finish line this season," Johnson said. "Week in and week out, Quaker State help us win through the technology they bring to the table."
Quaker State is an iconic, long-standing American brand with a history of quality and performance that consumers recognize and trust. The complete line-up of value-led motor oils in the Quaker State family features "durability" as the main product attribute. Each of the four products is formulated to deliver outstanding friction-related wear protection to help engines deliver optimal performance under any driving condition.