ExxonMobil today announced that its Mobil 1 technology partners Stewart-Haas Racing and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes will feature the names of lucky fans on its race cars for one race as they prepare for the final stretch of the 2012 NASCAR and Formula 1™ calendars. The No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 will feature the names of 200 fans during the Advocare 500k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway and the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on November 11 and November 18, respectively. Fans receiving this honor achieved the highest scores on Mobil 1 Racing Academy, a free, online racing game from Mobil 1, and will have their names infused into the famous Mobil 1 logo on one of the vehicles. The game, hosted at www.Mobil1RacingAcademy.com, challenged players to race through different racing series, mirroring the career progression of a NASCAR or Grand Prix driver. Points were awarded to players who achieved high scores based on race place finishes and game level. From May to September, the top twenty scorers from each month were chosen from both the NASCAR and Grand Prix series. By having their names featured on the high-performance race cars of Tony Stewart, Jenson Button, and Lewis Hamilton, these lucky fans will have the unique opportunity to celebrate their passion for their favorite teams and drivers sponsored by Mobil 1 in a way that no other racing enthusiast can enjoy. Tony Stewart, driver and co-team owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, said: “We have some of the best fans in NASCAR, and Stewart-Haas Racing is proud to work with our technology partner, Mobil 1, to bring fans an opportunity that money can’t buy. They might even bring us a little extra luck.”
Martin Whitmarsh, Team Principal of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, said of the project: “Vodafone McLaren Mercedes fans are unlike any other in their dedication and knowledge of the sport, and it’s the support they give us that keeps us going and motivates us to win. We’re proud to carry their names on the McLaren MP4-27 in Austin as a wider thank-you to every fan that’s been behind us this year.”Winning fan names can be viewed online via the Fans’ Logo tab on the USGP Fan Guide app on the Mobil 1 Facebook page. Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, has helped motorsport teams across the globe to maximize car and driver performance. Mobil 1 now enters its 37 th year at the forefront of automotive lubrication innovation, delivering excellent performance for all drivers, regardless of conditions. About ExxonMobil Lubricants and Specialties ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company, a division of Exxon Mobil Corporation, is a leading marketer of finished lubricants, asphalts and specialty products, as well as one of the world's largest suppliers of lubricant base stocks. About Mobil 1 in Motorsports Mobil 1’s history in motorsports officially began in 1978 with a sponsorship of Williams Formula One Racing Team. From that time, Mobil 1's presence on race tracks and circuits has grown by global proportions. 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 world's most popular and successful race teams, including the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1™ team, Corvette Racing’s American LeMans Series team, as well as the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup—the world’s fastest international one-make series.
About Mobil 1The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1 features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet 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. Mobil and Mobil 1 are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.