Lucas Oil, which has served as the race sponsor for the season opener to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Daytona International Speedway since 2009, announced a multi-year extension with the “World Center of Racing” to continue to serve as the title sponsor.
The 80-lap, 200-mile race scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, which mixes experienced veterans with the rising stars in stock car racing, will continue to be known as the Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire.
“We’re proud to continue our relationship with Lucas Oil as the title sponsor for the ARCA season opener,” Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile said. “The Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire is part of an exciting first weekend of stock car racing. We look forward to continuing to work with Lucas Oil to market their brand and connect with our race fans.”
“The Lucas Oil 200 is always exciting for us because it's a fantastic event to kickoff Daytona Speedweeks,” said Lucas Oil Director of Motorsports Tom Bogner. "Daytona is a fantastic facility and we've been fortunate to experience a lot of success both on the track and off of it as we head into our 11th year of sponsoring the traditional opener to the ARCA racing season."
Over the years, the Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire has produced a long list of high-profile winners including Iggy Katona, Kyle Petty, Benny Parsons, Tim Richmond, Joe Ruttman, Mike Wallace, Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch and eight-time champion Bobby Gerhart.
Tickets for the 61st annual DAYTONA 500, Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire and other Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports venue and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
About Lucas Oil
Lucas Oil Products, Inc., was founded by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas in 1989. Today, Lucas Oil considers itself the world leader in the production of high-performance lubricants and problem-solving additives, and markets more than 270 formulations in forty countries. Products include engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives and car-care products. In the USA, Lucas Oil is sold in more than 30,000 auto parts stores displaying the biggest variety of shelf products of any oil company, and at almost every truck stop nationwide. Lucas Oil has two major plants in the United States: the original one in Corona, California, which also houses Lucas Oil Corporate Headquarters, Lucas Oil Production Studios, Team Lucas, Lucas Oil Racing TV and the MAVTV Motorsports Network, plus a state-of-the-art, 350,000-square-foot oil production facility in Corydon, Indiana.
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