Stewart-Haas Racing made it official this afternoon, confirming that ExxonMobil has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement to make Mobil 1 the co-primary sponsor of Tony Stewart’s #14 Chevrolet, along with Office Depot.
Mobil 1 will serve as major sponsor in 11 races and serve as an associate backer in the remaining 27 races, including the two non-point events. ExxonMobil will also provide the team with Mobil 1 lubricant technology and engineering support, and serve as an associate sponsor of Ryan Newman’s No. 39 Chevrolet.
“As a team owner, I’m absolutely thrilled to add such a respected technology partner to our race team,” said Stewart. “And as a driver, it’s exciting to partner with a brand that has such an incredible racing pedigree. ExxonMobil is committed to producing the highest-quality racing motor oil and shares the same winning attitude that champions must have to succeed at this level.”
Nigel Searl, Vice President of Marketing for ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties said of the deal, “With Mobil 1’s long tradition of partnering with world-class race teams around the globe, we are proud of our new association with one of NASCAR’s top drivers. We look forward to helping Stewart-Haas Racing secure a Sprint Cup Series championship and add to the list of successful teams that Mobil 1 has supported for more than 30 years.”
Mobil 1 replaces Old Spice, which announced earlier this year that it will not return in 2011.