Lucas Oil 150 Set for November 7 at PIR

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Aftermarket lubrication leader builds on immense sports sponsorship portfolio
Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber has announced Lucas Oil Products as title sponsor for PIR's November 7 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race - the Lucas Oil 150. The race entitlement is the first with PIR in NASCAR for the California-based company, and will highlight the second day of racing action in PIR’s Semi-Final weekend. The green flag drops on the Lucas Oil 150 under PIR’s bright lights at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 7. "We are very pleased and honored by Lucas Oil’s commitment to sponsor our NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race in November," said Sperber. “We look forward to working with the great staff at Lucas Oil to present an exciting Lucas Oil 150 to the NASCAR fans of Phoenix.” Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as the number one selling fuel treatment and additive products manufacturer in America and Canada. “Our first involvement with NASCAR was in 2003 when we sponsored the last Craftsman Truck race in Bakersfield, where truck racing all started,” said Forrest Lucas, President & CEO of Lucas Oil Products. “Truck racing has grown a lot since then and so has our company. Lucas Oil is involved in many forms of racing now, but I am looking forward to coming to Phoenix to see these guys race again.” Lucas Oil’s involvement in the motorsports industry is vast, with major commitments to racing series, such as the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the International Hot Boat Association (IHBA), and sponsorships that include tractor pulling (Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League), dirt track racing (Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series) and off-road racing (WSORR-World Series of Off-Road Racing). Lucas Oil’s dedication to grass-roots racing has also propelled them into track operation/ownership in Blythe, Calif. and Wheatland, Mo. Lucas Oil’s current connection to NASCAR is as title sponsor of the No. 17 Chevrolet driven by Jason Patison in the NASCAR Camping World Series West Division. In August 2008, Lucas Oil Stadium will open as the new home field to the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts. More information on Lucas Oil can be found at www.LucasOil.com. “PIR is a great facility with a lot of race history. It is the perfect size track for the NASCAR trucks, enough distance to build good speed and plenty of room for side by side racing,” said Bob Patison, Executive Vice President of Lucas Oil. “The Lucas Oil 150 should be an action packed event, as the season winds down and teams go after precious points.” Tickets for the Lucas Oil 150 and the remainder of the November NASCAR event weekend at PIR can be purchased online at www.racetickets.com, or over the phone at 1-866-408-RACE (7223). Be a part of it all at PIR!

Past NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Winners at PIR

Date Driver
February 5, 1995 Mike Skinner
October 28, 1995 Mike Skinner
April 21, 1996 Jack

Sprague
October 26, 1996 Jack Sprague
April 20, 1997 Jack Sprague
November 1, 1997 Joe Ruttman
April 19, 1998 Ron Hornaday Jr.
October 24, 1998 Mike Bliss
March 27, 1999 Ron Hornaday Jr.
March 18, 2000 Joe Ruttman
October 26, 2001 Greg Biffle
November 8, 2002 Kevin Harvick
October 31, 2003 Kevin Harvick
November 5, 2004 David Starr
November 11, 2005 Todd Bodine
November 10, 2006 Johnny Benson
November 9, 2007 Kyle Busch

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