ExxonMobil confirmed Wednesday that it has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Tony Stewart and Stewart-Haas Racing, beginning in 2011. Mobil 1 will serve as the "co-primary sponsor" of the No. 14 Chevrolet Impala with Office Depot, replacing Old Spice on Stewart's car.
“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,” said Nigel Searl, vice president marketing, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company. “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.”
Stewart, winner of last weekend's race at Auto Club Speedway, has 39 career Sprint Cup wins, including championships in 2002 and 2005. He also has a streak of 12 consecutive seasons with at least one victory, the longest active stretch in Sprint Cup.
"As a team owner, I'm absolutely thrilled to add such a respected technology partner to our race team,” said Stewart, co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing. “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.”
In addition to its title sponsorship of Stewart's car, Mobil 1 will be an associate sponsor of Ryan Newman's No. 39 Stewart-Haas entry.