Prize Winner Going to Indy 500 and Coke 600 with Pennzoil


Terreton, Idaho Native and Guest will Receive the Ultimate VIP Race Weekend as Grand Prize Winner of the Pennzoil “Shift to Clean” Sweepstakes

[media-credit name=”” align=”alignright” width=”263″][/media-credit]HOUSTON, TX (May 20, 2011) – Cindy Caudle from Terreton, Idaho is the lucky winner of the Pennzoil “Shift to Clean” sweepstakes that ended on April 30th and will receive a dream trip for two over the Memorial Day race weekend to “Do the Double.” Cindy and a guest will attend both the Indianapolis 500-mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the same day in true VIP fashion.
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The pair will begin the day in Indianapolis, where they will to meet Shell V-Power-Pennzoil UltraT Dallara/Honda driver Helio Castroneves and watch the race from a luxury suite. Castroneves is a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and will be going for a historic fourth victory in an effort to become just the third driver to win four of these prestigious races.

As soon as the checkered flag waves for the famous 500-mile race, Cindy and her guest will travel by private jet over 600 miles to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, where they may get the chance to meet 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup champion and driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge, Kurt Busch. Busch is also the defending winner of the Coca-Cola 600. After taking in the pre-race ceremonies on-track, the pair will move up to a skybox suite to enjoy the next 600 miles of racing in style.

“I am a regular user of Pennzoil and when I first saw this sweepstakes I thought to myself what a wonderful trip this would be and had to take a chance and enter. I’ve never won anything big like this and really didn’t expect to this time either, so I was thrilled when I found out I actually won,” said Caudle in regards to winning the Pennzoil “Shift to Clean” Sweepstakes. “This will be my first trip to any type of race, so to get to see both an IndyCar and NASCAR race in the same day is exciting. I watch races once in a while but I haven’t really followed a particular driver in a long time, so I guess next weekend I will be the biggest fan of both Helio and Kurt. I can’t wait to meet them and am really looking forward to the trip. It will certainly be a trip of a lifetime.”

Cindy was randomly selected to be the one lucky fan to win the VIP trip for two. Participants were given a chance to enter the sweepstakes from March 1st until April 30th at This was yet another fantastic sweepstakes offered by the makers of Pennzoil, America’s most trusted motor oil[1].

“We are thrilled to be able to leverage our extraordinary motorsports sponsorships to provide consumers with once-in-a-lifetime experiences,” said Rusty Barron, general manager, Marketing, Shell Lubricants Americas. “The Pennzoil ‘Shift to Clean’ prize is a motorsports enthusiast’s dream, and we were very proud to draw on our relationship with Penske Racing in both racing series to create this sweepstakes.”

The current Shell-Pennzoil sponsorship of Penske Racing not only affords Pennzoil with tremendous brand recognition with a leading NASCAR and INDYCAR team, but also affords the brand a true testing ground for PennzoilR motor oils under some of the harshest racing conditions. This collaboration will provide Pennzoil scientists with the ability to test existing and new motor oil technology to gain insights from the track that can be translated directly into the formulation of its consumer motor oils.

Since the start of the Shell-Pennzoil sponsorship of the Penske Racing team this season, Pennzoil’s technical support program has provided the race team with the brand’s most advanced motor oil technology along with the support of a team of industry-leading scientists. The Pennzoil team of scientists engineer motor oils that resist heat, shear and wear, while keeping the engine clean even during the most demanding race conditions. This team developed the Hyper Cleansing TechnologyT that is found in the Pennzoil UltraT motor oil used in each of the engines on the track for Penske Racing in the IZOD IndyCar Series. For additional details about Pennzoil’s best cleansing portfolio of motor oils ever, visit

About PennzoilR

PennzoilR is an iconic American brand with a strong heritage of product performance and innovation that people trust to protect their vehicle; in fact, more people trust Pennzoil than any other motor oil[2]. Throughout its history, the makers of PennzoilR motor oil have worked diligently to provide motorists with the latest motor oil technology, and that consistent pursuit of innovation has led to the latest line-up of Pennzoil products which actively cleanse and protect while meeting or exceeding industry specifications to offer exceptional engine protection. The line includes Pennzoil UltraT motor oil with Hyper Cleansing TechnologyT, Pennzoil PlatinumR Full Synthetic motor oil, PennzoilR Advanced Protection motor oil, Pennzoil GoldT motor oil, PennzoilR High Mileage VehicleR motor oil, and Pennzoil MarineR engine oil. For more information about Pennzoil products, please visit

PennzoilR is produced and marketed by Shell Lubricants. The term ‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying 13% of global lubricants volume.a The companies manufacture and blend products for use in applications ranging from consumer motor oil and food processing oils to heavy industrial lubricants and commercial transport oils. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes PennzoilR, Quaker StateR, FormulaShellR, Shell TELLUSR, Shell RIMULAR, Shell ROTELLAR T, Shell SPIRAXR and Jiffy LubeR.

aKline & Company, “Global Lubricants 2009: Market Analysis and Assessment.”

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[1] Based on a survey of licensed drivers conducted by a leading research firm January 2005 -December 2010.

[2] Based on a survey of licensed drivers conducted by a leading research firm January 2005 -December 2010.

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