Newman to Sport Performance Plus Motor Oil Black and Yellow in 2019
Performance Plus to Continue as the Official Lubricant and Motor Oil of Roush Fenway Racing
CONCORD, N.C., (Feb. 5, 2019) – The No. 6 Performance Plus scheme has established itself as a fan favorite on the NASCAR circuit, and it’s back with Ryan Newman rocketing the ‘black and yellow’ Ford Mustang around the track in multiple events in 2019. In addition, Performance Plus Oil will continue to serve as Roush Fenway Racing’s official lubricant across all of its NASCAR teams.
“I’m excited to have Performance Plus on board this season, a company that fits so great for me as a driver and off the track as well,” said Newman. “They have heavily participated in NASCAR and with Roush Fenway and the results speak for themselves. We are looking forward to continuing the partnership and we’ll look to put the ‘black and yellow’ into victory lane.”
Performance Plus has served as Roush Fenway’s official oil since 2014, and played an instrumental role in Ricky Stenhouse’s superspeedway victories at Daytona and Talladega, as well as Chris Buescher’s recent Xfinity Series Championship. In addition, Performance Plus has teamed up as the primary partner on the Fords of NASCAR Champions Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle.
“We are eager to see Ryan behind the wheel of the No. 6 Performance Plus Ford Mustang,” said Leigh Harrington, Vice President of Marketing. “Our Performance Plus Oil has proven itself with all of Roush Fenway Racing’s NASCAR teams, and we’re confident it will perform for Ryan as he pursues winning every weekend.”
Performance Plus automotive and industrial lubricants are the result of more than 30 years of research, technology and investment. Performance Plus meets or exceeds the performance standards and requirements set by the American Petroleum Institute and is used by some of the largest car and truck fleets in North America.
Newman, a native of South Bend, Indiana, becomes the sixth driver to pilot the No. 6 for Roush Fenway. The No. 6 Ford has visited victory lane 36 times, captured 41 poles and led over 11,400 laps under the Roush Fenway umbrella.
Newman has led over 4,800 laps and his 51 poles are the ninth most in NASCAR history. He was named the Cup Series rookie of the year in 2002 and won the 2008 Daytona 500 and the 2013 Brickyard 400. He has finished inside the top 10 of the final Cup standings on seven occasions, including a second-place finish in 2014, and has qualified for the NASCAR Cup playoffs on eight different occasions since its inception in 2004. He was also named NASCAR Driver of the Year in 2003. All time at the World Center of Racing, Newman has 10 top-10 and five top-five finishes.
About Performance Plus
Performance Plus is a premium brand of lubricants that provide superior quality and unmatched performance at a competitive price. Produced and distributed by Safety-Kleen, a subsidiary of Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH), Performance Plus products use conventionally refined oils and proprietary twice-refined oils, blended with industry-leading additives, to meet and exceed industry certifications, licenses, approvals and OEM warranty requirements. With more than 30 years of innovation, research and testing, Performance Plus formulations are relied on by some of the largest commercial fleets and U.S. military combat vehicles, as well as race teams at events across North America. Visit PerformancePlusOils.com.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series competition. Moving into its 30th season, Roush Fenway is a leader in driver development, having launched the careers of many of the top drivers in the sport. Off the track, Roush Fenway is a leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and producing multiple award-winning social media, digital content and experiential marketing campaigns. Roush Fenway is co-owned by Jack Roush, the winningest team owner in NASCAR history, and Fenway Sports Group, parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and the English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram, and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.