BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 12, 2017) - Don Schumacher announced today that Pennzoil will continue with the most successful organization in drag racing as the official "Oil Technology of Don Schumacher Racing" in NHRA with a new multiyear agreement.
Since Pennzoil joined with DSR in March of 2015, the seven-team drag racing juggernaut has been dominant with the following accomplishments:
- Won three of four possible world championships;
- Won 56 out of possible 100 NHRA national event titles;
- Swept nitro at 18 NHRA national events;
- Set three of four nitro NHRA world records for time, speed
- And set 43 of a possible 84 NHRA track records at 21 tracks.
"We have been very excited since DSR made the switch to Pennzoil a little more than a year ago, and Pennzoil has lived up to their promise and have even gone beyond," said Schumacher, whose teams have won 16 NHRA world championships and 304 event titles since 1998.
"What our teams have accomplished by becoming a partner with Pennzoil is astounding," he said. "Pennzoil has become part of our family."
In addition to developing an engine oil that withstands the rigors of an 11,000-horsepower supercharged engine fueled by a blend of nitromethane, Pennzoil supports DSR's primary community charity, Riley Children's Hospital for Children in Indiana.
"We've been working with DSR since March of 2015, when Pennzoil became the "Official Oil Technology of Don Schumacher Racing," said Mark Henry, Shell Lubricants Brand and Communications Manager. "Since making the switch to Pennzoil to protect their 11,000-horsepower engines the DSR teams have had outstanding performances on the NHRA circuit, breaking track records and posting world championships each season. We're really pleased to be part of such an incredible winning team."
The announcement was made Friday afternoon (May 12) at DSR Headquarters near Indianapolis during the annual DSR Sponsor Summit.
Pennzoil will also be a major associate sponsor of current NHRA Top Fuel points leader Leah Pritchett and her primary backer for at least one NHRA Mello Yello event this year. It also has a major presence on the Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car of two-time world champion Matt Hagan and as a major associate on reigning world champion Ron Capps' NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge.
The iconic Pennzoil logo is on each DSR racecar and transporter.