Cruz Pedregon adds new sponsor

Quaker State® partners with Cruz Pedregon/ Advance Auto Parts Racing Team. Camarillo, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2003) - Cruz Pedregon Racing announced today the Quaker State brand from Shell Lubricants has joined the Advance Auto Parts Funny Car Racing...

Quaker State® partners with Cruz Pedregon/ Advance Auto Parts Racing Team.

Camarillo, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2003) - Cruz Pedregon Racing announced today the Quaker State brand from Shell Lubricants has joined the Advance Auto Parts Funny Car Racing Team as a major associate sponsor.

"When superior performance determines your success, you have to be the very best," states David Lerch, Quaker State Motorsports Director. "As the official motor oil for the Cruz Pedregon/ Advance Auto Parts Racing Team, Quaker State® motor oil will aid peak performance and help maintain engine life for one of the best drivers in the NHRA. We are very proud to be associated with a true champion like Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts organization. Our combined record of outstanding performance and winning results should make this an exciting NHRA season!"

"I am thrilled to be continuing a partnership with Shell Lubricants and representing the Quaker State brand," stated Cruz Pedregon. "Superior performance is always our goal and Quaker State motor oil is a key ingredient to ensuring our success on the track. Quaker State is already developing exciting marketing programs with our race team and will certainly be tapping into their strong relationship with Advance Auto Parts stores. Our NHRA fans and Advance Auto Parts customers should be very excited."

Quaker State® Corporation, headquarters in Houston, TX, accounts for 14.1 percent of the United States motor oil market and places products in over 45 countries around the world. Created in 1931, Quaker State Corporation merged with Pennzoil in 1998 to form Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, becoming a worldwide leader in consumer automotive products and vehicle care. In 2002, the acquisition of Pennzoil-Quaker State Company by Shell Products US, an affiliate of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group Companies was completed, forming a leader in the U.S. lubricants and car care business. As the number 2-selling brand of motor oil in the U.S., oils includes Quaker-State® Peak Performance Oil, Higher Mileage Engine Oil, Synthetic Blends for SUVs & Trucks, as well as High Horsepower Engines, and Full Synthetic.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is based in Roanoke, Va., and is the second largest auto parts chain company in the nation. With approximately 2,400 stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the company serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. Additional information about the company, employment opportunities, services, as well as on-line purchase of parts and accessories can be found on the company's website at: www.AdvanceAutoParts.com

-www.cruzpedregon.com.-

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