Coastal Unilube Inc. increases its Involvement with Bobby Hamilton Racing for the Memphis 200

Memphis, Tenn. (May 8, 1999)- Coastal Unilube Inc., a division of Coastal Corporation, a $12.5 billion energy company, has signed on as the associate sponsor on Bobby Hamilton's #4 Dana/Chelsea truck for the Memphis 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park. Coastal Unilube Inc., a compound blender, packager and distributor of automotive, agricultural and industrial lubricants is based in Memphis, Tennessee with its newest plant located just across the river in West Memphis, Arkansas. Coastal's plant known as the Phoenix plant is a state of the art facility that boasts one of the only fully automated production lines for this type of industry in the country. "We couldn't have chosen a better spokesperson than Bobby Hamilton," said Steve Ruble, Vice President of National Accounts for Coastal Unilube Inc. "We were involved with Bobby on his All Pro car a few years ago, and the involvement was very positive for us. So to be involved with his truck teams was just the next logical step for us." Along with automotive and industrial lubricants Coastal Unilube Inc. also produces antifreeze, brake fluid and a number of car care products. Many of which can be found in Autozone, Advance Auto, and Car Quest stores across the country. They also do a substantial amount of business with wholesale grocery distributors. The Memphis 200 will be Hamilton's second start of the year and ninth of his career in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Coastal will continue to be involved with the Butch Miller #18 Dana Dodge truck, which competes full-time on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for Bobby Hamilton Racing. "We are very happy to have Coastal on board with us," said Andy Dunlap, General Manager of Bobby Hamilton Racing. "Coastal provides a great service for us by supplying a number of their lubricants for use on the #18 and the #4 trucks." For more information about Coastal Unilube Inc. feel free to contact them at 1-800-428-9284 or visit their website at www.coastalunilube.com.