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Pennzoil Named Official Motor Oil and Lubricant of IndyCar

Pennzoil has become the Official Motor Oil and Lubricant Partner of IndyCar and the NTT IndyCar Series. The new and dynamic multi-year partnership begins this weekend with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst at Barber Motorsports Park.


The expansive agreement also includes Pennzoil becoming the sponsor of the Pennzoil Technical Inspection area at all 17 NTT IndyCar Series events this season. Pennzoil branding will be placed on IndyCar’s technical inspection transporter.

Selda Gunsel, vice president, Global Commercial Technology, Shell Lubricants says, “The extreme stress put on an NTT IndyCar Series engine provides the optimal test bed for modern motor oils like Pennzoil Synthetics. The highly efficient and powerful engine technology used in IndyCar has presented Pennzoil with an opportunity to innovate and prove that our made-from-natural gas motor oils can make a difference on the track.” 


Pennzoil will also celebrate the best mechanic in the series in 2021. Included in the partnership, Pennzoil will sponsor the IndyCar Chief Mechanic Award, which will provide $50,000 to the chief mechanic of the entry that wins the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series championship. 

Pennzoil engineers continuously work on the motor oil that goes into these race cars . The on-track performance and data serve as a laboratory for the motor oil Pennzoil introduces for passenger cars, helping make sure that drivers get the most out of their vehicle.  

This year’s NTT IndyCar Series season kicks off with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst on Sunday, April 18. NBC will provide live coverage starting with a pre-race show at 3 p.m. (ET), followed by the green flag at 3:30 p.m.. Coverage also will be available on the IndyCar Radio Network.


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