Gumout brand partners with Gibbs Racing

Gumout brand partners with Gibbs Racing HOUSTON (Jan. 19) - Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, the maker of Gumout brand automotive chemicals, has announced a team-wide associate sponsorship agreement with team owner Joe Gibbs and his entire ...

Gumout brand partners with Gibbs Racing

HOUSTON (Jan. 19) - Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, the maker of Gumout brand automotive chemicals, has announced a team-wide associate sponsorship agreement with team owner Joe Gibbs and his entire racing enterprise. In a move designed to broaden Gumout's reach to a variety of motorsports audiences, the brand will adorn all of Gibbs' racecars, which compete on both the National Hot Rod Association and NASCAR circuits.

The three-year deal begins immediately and will see the Gumout brand emblazoned on Cory McClenathan's Top Fuel Dragster and Cruz Pedregon's Pontiac Firebird Funny Car as well as the NASCAR Pontiac entries of Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart. Gumout will also be an associate sponsor of the Busch Series car that Labonte and J.D. Gibbs will race in 1999. As part of the deal, Pennzoil will become the official motor oil of Joe Gibbs Racing.

"This is quite an honor for our race team," Gibbs said. "Gumout is a brand with a long history of performance and quality in motorsports and we are proud to display its logo. The fact that this deal blankets our entire program is doubly rewarding. To compete at a championship level you have to use the best products available. Using Gumout and having Pennzoil-Quaker State's R and D department at our disposal should prove to be a real advantage."

Top Fuel pilot McClenathan agrees. "We can't afford too many mistakes at 325 mph," McClenathan said. "And we've found out that if the lubricant you use is the best available, you can avoid a lot of problems before they ever happen. The Gumout brand has been around for a long time and I know you don't survive in this business unless you work. We've finished in second or third place of the points standings every year for the last five seasons and, after talking with the crew, I believe using Gumout products could be the difference that pushes our program over the top. We're thrilled to add the Gumout brand to our team."

Pedregon also applauded the deal. "It all starts with the product," he said. "Our crew chief Wes Cerny, who by the way was just named the Craftsman Mechanic of the Year, is the most excited guy on the team right now. He knows that the lubricant you use can literally be the difference between winning and losing. Let's face it, we put these engines through hell. There just isn't a single more important component than the lubricant."

Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, a leading automotive consumer products company, markets premium quality lubricants, including America's top-selling motor oils, and some 1,300 other car care products. Pennzoil-Quaker State Company is also the parent company of Jiffy Lube International, Inc., the world's largest franchisor of fast oil change centers.

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Series NASCAR Cup , NHRA
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan