Nascar team Hendrick Motorsports have extended their partnership with Valvoline until 2022.
As part of the new deal, the company, which supplies premium branded lubricants and automotive services, will become the primary sponsor of Alex Bowman’s number 88 Chevrolet Camaro for two top-tier Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series races in each of the next five seasons.
Additionally, Valvoline will continue to be listed as the official lubricants partner of Hendrick Motorsports, and will remain a major associate sponsor of the team’s full stable of Chevrolet race cars and drivers, including Chase Elliot, William Byron and seven-time Nascar Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.
Hendrick Motorsports have been using Valvoline products since 2014, and the company has been associated during the team’s Nascar Cup Series triumphs in 2014 and 2016.
“I’ve always liked the quote, ‘You are what your record says you are,’” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “Valvoline has such a tremendous track record in both racing and on the road in passenger vehicles because they never stop innovating.
“Across our organisation, they’re partners in developing racing technology and in providing unparalleled products to our dealership customers. It’s a relationship we take great pride in and look forward to continuing for many more years.”
“Hendrick Motorsports has been an exceptional partner and shares our passion of continuously improving all we touch through our hands-on expertise,” added Heidi Matheys, Valvoline’s chief marketing officer.
“Alex’s enthusiasm for being hands-on with his own cars makes him a wonderful fit for Valvoline, and we’re excited to support him and the entire number 88 team as a new primary sponsor. We look forward to more success on the track in the years to come.”