Riggs to salute Grassroots racing

Riggs Remembers His Racing Roots With Glove Salute CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 19, 2004) -- When Valvoline driver Scott Riggs flashes the "V" sign with his specially designed driver gloves during the 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season, it will be his way of...

Riggs Remembers His Racing Roots With Glove Salute

CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 19, 2004) -- When Valvoline driver Scott Riggs flashes the "V" sign with his specially designed driver gloves during the 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season, it will be his way of saluting grassroots racers around the country.

Riggs' gloves, colored with Valvoline's red and blue on the fingers portraying the "V" sign, plays off Valvoline's reputation for supporting racers at all levels.

"I am product of grassroots racing and truly understand the dedication, commitment and sacrifice it takes to compete as an amateur racer," said Riggs. "I am honored to represent Valvoline and join with them in saluting these racers who compete in all forms of motorsports."

The grassroots salute is an ongoing mission by The Valvoline Company which has supported the sportsman level of racing for more than 50 years.

Currently, the Lexington, Ky.-based company oversees and administers the Valvoline Cup, a national points championship for grassroots racers. The Valvoline Cup competition is comprised of more than 30 racing categories, including stock car, drag racing, sports car, sprint cars, boats, motorcycles, etc.

Valvoline is best-known for its premium motor oils, Zerex antifreeze/coolant, SynPower automotive chemicals and Eagle One appearance products. Valvoline is a division of Ashland Inc., a Fortune 500 transportation construction, chemicals and energy company providing products, services, and customer solutions throughout the world. Ashland's dedicated employees are "The Who In How Things Work." Find Ashland Inc. at www.ashland.com.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Scott Riggs