“Mobil 1 The Grid” Races Into A Fourth Season

“Mobil 1 The Grid,” a weekly 30-minute television series devoted to global motorsports, returns for a fourth season in the United States on SPEED at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 9. The popular series will continue to air worldwide and will be broadcasted in 25 languages.

Local air times and dates for “Mobil 1 The Grid” episodes can be accessed by fans around the world by visiting grid1.tv/watch-grid1-on-tv.

Developed in 2008 in partnership with Sunset & Vine, a leading global sports television distribution and production company, “Mobil 1 The Grid” provides unique, behind-the-scenes access to the most popular international professional racing circuits, successful race teams and popular drivers. Additionally, the series offers extensive coverage of a number of amateur grassroots racing programs and circuits from around the world.

This past season, “Mobil 1 The Grid” gave fans a chance to relive one of the most talked about motorsports stories from the 2011 season, the Mobil 1 Car Swap event held at Watkins Glen International on June 14, 2011. The show gave fans an exclusive look at the event from start to finish, featuring candid interviews with reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1™ World Champion driver Lewis Hamilton, who swapped rides for the event.

“As the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, it’s no surprise that Mobil 1™ has, for more than 30 years, been the lubricant of choice for so many successful race teams and drivers, including 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart, 2008 Formula 1™ World Champion Lewis Hamilton and 2009 Formula 1™ World Champion Jenson Button,” said Lawrence Kearns, global automotive marketing manager for ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company. “With the fourth season of ‘ Mobil 1 The Grid,’ race fans around the world will once again have the opportunity to go behind the scenes at some of the world’s top motorsports circuits for a real look at the personalities of a number of popular drivers and what it takes for races teams to succeed.”

Today, Mobil 1 synthetic oil is relied on for its ability to deliver exceptional engine performance and protection even under some of the most extreme conditions by automotive technicians, race car drivers, team owners and the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.

Along with its status as the Official Motor Oil of NASCAR, Mobil 1 enjoys a long association with many of the world's most popular and successful race teams, including the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 Team, Stewart-Haas Racing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, Corvette Racing’s American LeMans Series team, and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup—the world’s fastest international one-make series. Mobil 1 is also the official motor oil of the Sports Car Club of America and Formula DRIFT.

To view highlights from previous seasons of “Mobil 1 The Grid”, visit grid1.tv. In addition, interviews and highlights from “Mobil 1 The Grid” and other Mobil 1 events can also be found on the Mobil 1 Facebook page, facebook.com/mobil1.

About Mobil 1

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1 features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

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Copyright Business Wire 2010

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