BUSCH: Roush announces nine race sponsor

Pennzoil and Roush To Team Up For Nine Busch Races in 2005 Mark Martin to drive seven events, while Matt Kenseth will power the No. 9 Ford in two CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2005) - Pennzoil and Roush Racing will team up for nine events in the Busch...

Pennzoil and Roush To Team Up For Nine Busch Races in 2005
Mark Martin to drive seven events, while Matt Kenseth will power the No. 9 Ford in two

CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2005) - Pennzoil and Roush Racing will team up for nine events in the Busch series in 2005. Seven of the races will feature the all-time winningest driver in series' history, Mark Martin, while 2003 Winston Cup Champion Matt Kenseth will drive the No. 9 car in the other two events.

"We are looking forward to getting back on the track in the No. 9 Pennzoil car," said Martin. "We had a couple of pretty strong runs in the No. 9 last year and hopefully we can get Pennzoil in victory lane this season. I'm pretty excited that we'll be working with Pat Tryson and an all new team on the No. 9 car so hopefully we'll be able to make some more noise in that series."

Martin will be a the helm of the No. 9 Pennzoil Ford for events at Fontana, Las Vegas, Texas, Richmond, Loudon, Kansas City and Homestead. Kenseth will drive the car at Charlotte and Texas in October and November.

"It will be fun working with Pat and the No. 9 team for a couple of races in 2005 and I look forward to driving the No. 9 Pennzoil car," added Kenseth. "We had a really strong run for Pennzoil last year at Vegas and we'll be looking to expand on that and hopefully get a win in one of those races. Texas and Charlotte are among my favorite tracks, so I'll be looking forward to both of those races. "

Pennzoil and Roush have a deep rooted history. Pennzoil first sponsored Jack Roush in the 1960's, when the former Ford Motor Company engineer was a driver himself. This season Pennzoil is proud to once again team up with Jack Roush as sponsor of all five 2005 Roush Racing Nextel Cup teams as well as the No. 9 NASCAR Busch Series Team.

Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates ten motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards; three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Ricky Craven and Todd Kluever.

<pre> NO. 9 PENNZOIL RACING BUSCH SCHEDULE

Date            Event           Driver
Feb. 27         Fontana         Mark Martin
March 13        Las Vegas       Mark Martin
April 17        Texas           Mark Martin
May 15          Richmond        Mark Martin
July 17         Loudon          Mark Martin
Oct. 9          Kansas City     Mark Martin
Oct. 16         Charlotte       Matt Kenseth
Nov. 6          Texas           Matt Kenseth
Nov. 20         Homestead       Mark Martin

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Ricky Craven , Carl Edwards , Jack Roush , Todd Kluever , Mark Martin