Calling all drag racing fans! The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY), the nation's leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, today launched its NHRA Drag Racing Sweepstakes in coordination with the Valvoline™ brand and its Valvoline NextGen™ motor oil. From September 4 through October 2, visitors to the Pep Boys Facebook fan page can enter the Valvoline NextGen Fast Track to the Finals sweepstakes for a chance to win a VIP trip for two to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif. The single grand prize winner, announced on October 12, 2012, will receive airfare, accommodations and race tickets to attend the 48 th annual NHRA Finals for November 10 & 11 at Auto Club Raceway, as well as $200.00 cash, a Valvoline TracPack, one-day access to the Don Schumacher Racing hospitality area, a meet-and-greet with the team’s driver, Don Schumacher, and much more. A single runner-up will receive a Don Schumacher Racing Funny Car rear quarter panel as a second prize. Fifteen third prize winners will also be announced, ten of whom will receive an autographed hat from NHRA Funny Car driver Jack Beckman and five of whom will receive an autographed car part also signed by Beckman. OFFICIAL EXCLUSIONS AND STIPULATIONS Sharing pays off! Once you have accessed the Sweepstakes Application, follow the on-screen instructions and complete all required fields, then click on the “Enter” button to receive one (1) initial Sweepstakes entry. Limit one (1) initial Sweepstakes entry per person. After you successfully enter the Sweepstakes, invite friends (each, a “Friend”) to the Facebook Page to enter the Sweepstakes by clicking on the “Share” button, which will post a link to the Sweepstakes Application on the Pep Boys Facebook Page on your Facebook Wall/Timeline. You will receive five (5) Bonus Entries into the Sweepstakes for each Friend who enters the Sweepstakes through the link on your wall post. You will not receive any Bonus Entries if the Friend enters the Sweepstakes without going through the link on your wall post. Be sure to obtain the consent of your friend before you invite them to enter the Sweepstake.
OFFICIAL RESTRICTIONSTrip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor. Travel must be round trip. Sponsor will determine airline, flight itinerary and hotel in its sole discretion. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary, and guest must be 18 years of age or older (or of the legal age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older) at the time of departure. For official rules and exclusions, please visit the Pep Boys Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/pepboysauto. The co-branded sweepstakes from Pep Boys and Valvoline is part of an ongoing relationship that makes use of Pep Boys name within the automotive aftermarket and Valvoline’s ongoing commitment to making advances in lubrication technology using motorsports as a test bed. Valvoline’s NextGen motor oil is sourced from 50-percent recycled oil and is a greener alternative to oils derived entirely from natural resources. Found in vehicles competing in NASCAR, NHRA and a variety of other motorsports, NextGen technology is just as at home in a street car as it is in race cars. NextGen motor oil is available in conventional and MaxLife™ formulations. To find NextGen motor oil in your area, visit nextgen.valvoline.com. For more than 90 years, motorists have trusted Pep Boys for help with all their vehicle maintenance and repair needs. Pep Boys offers a variety of products and services for nearly any car or truck on the road. For more information on all of the products and services available at Pep Boys, or to locate the nearest Pep Boys location, please visit PepBoys.com. About Pep Boys Since 1921, Pep Boys has been the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket chain. With more than 7,000 service bays in more than 700 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, Pep Boys offers name-brand tires; automotive maintenance and repair; parts and expert advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer; commercial auto parts delivery; and fleet maintenance and repair. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS (1-800-737-2697) or by visiting http://www.pepboys.com. About Valvoline Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), has been serving American motorists longer than any other motor oil. In addition to commercial and industrial lubricants, the Valvoline family of products includes Eagle One™ appearance products, Car Brite™ car restoration products, Zerex™ antifreeze, SynPower™ performance products, MaxLife products created for higher-mileage engines, and NextGen motor oil created with 50 percent recycled oil. With more than 860 locations throughout the United States, Valvoline Instant Oil Change™ is a leader in serving the quick lube market.