DJR Team Penske retain Shell backing for Supercars Championship

Australian motorsport outfit sign long-term extension with naming rights partner.

DJR Team Penske retain Shell backing for Supercars Championship

Australian motorsport outfit DJR Team Penske have extended their naming rights partnership with oil giant Shell.

The deal ensures that the Supercars Championship outfit will continue to be known as Shell V-Power Racing until at least 2020, with the team confirming that the partnership has been extended ‘into the next decade’.

The news coincided with the announcement that DJR Team Penske have retained co-drivers Tony D’Alberto and Alex Premat, while they also confirmed that the livery of their cars will remain the same as last season. The renewal marks the continuation of more than 50 years of association between Shell and the former Dick Johnson Racing outfit.  

“Partnership with Shell is a part of the very fabric of this team,” said Ryan Story, DJR Team Penske’s team principal. “It has always been there, and we’ve shared some of our greatest moments with the Shell logo on the doors.

“To know that we have that backing for years to come is exciting and motivating all at once. We intend to bring much success to this partnership and will push harder than ever to keep Shell at the front of the pack.”