Texaco to supply fuel and oil

NORTH AMERICAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP TO RUN ON TEXACO PRODUCTS Texaco CleanSystem Gasoline and Havoline Formula3 to Fuel and Lubricate NATCC Tampa, Florida, May 17, 1996 -- Texaco announced today that it has reached an agreement with the...

NORTH AMERICAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP TO RUN ON TEXACO PRODUCTS

Texaco CleanSystem Gasoline and Havoline Formula3 to Fuel and Lubricate NATCC

Tampa, Florida, May 17, 1996 -- Texaco announced today that it has reached an agreement with the North American Touring Car Championship (NATCC) naming the company exclusive gasoline and motor oil supplier as well as major associate sponsor of the Championship.

In making the announcement, Chuck M. Kosich, Director of Advertising for Texaco USA commented, "Texaco and auto racing have long been synonymous. Sponsorship of racing has been a very effective cornerstone program in our marketing of Havoline Formula3 motor oil. As gasoline and motor oil supplier as well as associate sponsor of the NATCC can extend the successful use of motorsports marketing to our high quality CleanSystem gasoline. This sponsorship also will continue to reinforce our Havoline Formula3 proof of performance message."

The Super Touring cars which compete in the NATCC, are required to run on Texaco CleanSystem gasoline. As gasoline and lubricant supplier, Texaco will provide 94 octane CleanSystem gasoline to automobiles in the Championship. Competitors in the NATCC also will be offered the opportunity to use Havoline Formula3 motor oil.

"We are excited about this partnership with Texaco because CleanSystem and Havoline Formula3 provide our teams with the quality products needed to run the Super Touring cars," commented Roger Elliot, President of the NATCC.

The NATCC racing series extends from May to September. The slick, fast, Super Touring cars will reach road race track speeds of 160 mph during this inaugural year of the NATCC.

Amos Johnson, Director of Race Operations at the NATCC stated. "We believe that Super Touring is the only major professional racing series in the world which runs with catalytic converters. This makes the NATCC an environmentally friendly motorsports program. With the use of Texaco CleanSystem, a gasoline which results in emission reductions in normal passenger vehicles, we improve our cleaner burning capabilities."

Texaco CleanSystem, the next generation in gasoline, provides automobile owners with higher performance, lower emissions, and improved mileage by helping to remove, reduce and prevent deposits in the engine's combustion chambers, intake valves and fuel injectors. Havoline Formula3 complements these fuel attributes by providing volatility control and is designed to provide complete protection against all three main threats to an engine's longer life…starting friction, heat stress and engine deposits.

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