GLENDORA, Calif. (March 8, 2016) – Lucas Oil Products, an industry leader in lubricants and fuel treatments, has extended the naming rights for the NHRA-owned and operated multi-purpose auto racing facility located just west of Indianapolis, officials from the world’s largest motorsports sanctioning organization announced today.
The naming rights began in 2011 and Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis has proudly represented Lucas Oil Products during numerous events at the legendary facility. Lucas Oil Raceway conducts racing events from March to November on a .686-mile oval, a 2.5-mile road course, and the historic drag strip. Premiere events include weekly drag races, championship events on the oval, as well as sled-pulls, autocross, and drifting competitions at the venue. The historic drag strip also hosts the world’s most prestigious drag race, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals held annually over Labor Day weekend.
“Lucas Oil Products is a world-class company and its full line of products are well known to the racing community,” said Randy Simpson, general manager of Lucas Oil Raceway. “This extension will allow the facility to build upon our successful promotions and continue to present top-flight events for fans who visit the facility from around the globe.”
“We are very pleased to announce the extension of our naming rights relationship with the Lucas Oil Raceway facility in Indianapolis,” says Lucas Oil COO, Tom Frederickson. “The NHRA and the entire drag racing community have always been an integral part of Lucas Oil motorsports marketing programs. Lucas Oil Raceway is a premier facility that will continue to give us even more opportunities to promote drag racing and develop new business relationships throughout the Indianapolis area.”
The multi-year agreement continues the involvement of Lucas Oil Product’s has with NHRA. The company is the primary sponsor of one NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals, Aug. 18-21 in Brainerd, Minn. Lucas Oil also provides primary sponsorship to several stars in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel drivers Richie Crampton and Morgan Lucas, and Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors Hector Arana and Hector Arana Jr. Lucas Oil Products is also partners with John Force Racing as well as legendary Top Fuel racer Chris Karamesines. In addition, the company is the series sponsor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and provides sponsorship support to many teams competing in that series.
Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products features a premium line of oils, greases, and problem-solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the world’s top-selling additive line in the heavy-duty industry, the high-performance industry, and the consumer automotive industry.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.