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Pennzoil Panther #4 Turns Platinum for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- In conjunction with the release of Pennzoil's new Platinum Full Synthetic motor oil, Panther Racing will give its yellow #4 a makeover during the month of May. The Pennzoil Chevrolet will divert from its traditionally all-yellow livery for the 89th Running of the Indianapolis 500, and will introduce its new platinum paint scheme when practice opens to veterans today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

"Our association with Pennzoil is one of the longest standing partnerships in the IndyCar Series," Panther co-owner John Barnes said. "We're thrilled to display such a beautiful Pennzoil Platinum racecar for the Indianapolis 500. We all know the new paint scheme will make our Chevy look great in the field, but it's having Platinum Protection inside our three racecars that's going to help this team the most."

Pennzoil Platinum is the most advanced motor oil that Pennzoil has ever produced and is the newest product from the category leader. Pennzoil's newest product is a full synthetic, ultimate-protection formulation, and is built to stand up to today's most demanding engines. Pennzoil Platinum passes every major U.S., Japanese and European industry specification for gasoline powered engines.

The only other time Panther Racing has adjusted the yellow livery of the #4 was at Kansas in 2003 when Sam Hornish, Jr. raced with an adjusted paint scheme to promote the release of the movie "Terminator 3".

"That Platinum car is one of the single best looking racecars I've ever seen," Panther co-owner Gary Pedigo said. "And it's going to look even better at the front of the Indianapolis 500."

Pennzoil Platinum has superior high-temperature protection, improved valve train protection, better low-temperature performance and better piston-area deposit control. Pennzoil Platinum provides engine protection that conventional and synthetic blend motor oils cannot. - --


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Series IndyCar
Drivers John Barnes , Sam Hornis
Teams Panther Racing