IRL: Indianapolis Treadway Racing practice notes 99-05-15

BG and Treadway Racing -- Enjoying Life at the Top Indianapolis, IN: With two drivers resting comfortably in the top 10 on the first practice day leading into the "Big Event," BG Products is sitting pretty for The Indianapolis 500. As the ...

BG and Treadway Racing -- Enjoying Life at the Top

Indianapolis, IN: With two drivers resting comfortably in the top 10 on the first practice day leading into the "Big Event," BG Products is sitting pretty for The Indianapolis 500. As the official oil supplier for the Treadway Racing team, BG is proving itself as a valuable asset for both of the team's G-Force/Aurora/Firestone entries this month. Schmidt ends the day in fourth position, following Luyendyk in second.

A longstanding sponsor of team driver Sam Schmidt, BG Products expanded their support of the 1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League season during their transition to Treadway Racing. As a major associate sponsor, their partnership also includes teammate Arie Luyendyk for the Indianapolis 500.

According to team engineer Jeff Britton, "We are confident in the reliability of BG's product over a 500 mile period. The oil has enhanced our car's performance and we are pleased with the end result. BG should take us all the way to victory circle!"

As driver of the #99 Unistar Auto Insurance car, Schmidt relies heavily on BG products to get him around the track smoothly. "Driving at this speed requires the ultimate confidence in your car," states Schmidt. "Due to my longstanding relationship with BG, I don't need to worry about lubricant related failures. I have really enjoyed the growth of BG's support over the years, and I look forward to expanding the relationship in the future."

"This is our 5th year supporting Sam Schmidt's career," said Sherri Huxtable, Project Manager/Motorsports Manager for BG. "We are thrilled to be part of the organization. We think he is really going places -- maybe even victory circle at Indianapolis! We enjoy being a part of Treadway Racing, and having Arie Luyendyk join our racing family. It is very exciting for us. All of our distributors are excited to be a part of this year's Indianapolis 500. We get samples of the used oil and run it through our labs, and have seen that it is working excellently in each of the Treadway cars. It is that same technology that we use for the racing team that we apply to all of the products we offer on the market."

Look for BG Products on Sam Schmidt's #99 entry as they compete in all events of the 1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League season.

For more information regarding Treadway Racing, visit www.treadwayracing.com on the Internet.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Arie Luyendyk , Sam Schmidt