“Even though I've driven quite a few cars throughout my racing career, this is going to be really fun”While Stewart drove the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 at Watkins Glen International last year, fans can now “Choose Tony's Ride” during three rounds of voting hosted on the Mobil 1 Facebook page. Voting starts today and concludes Aug. 27. This special event highlights the long heritage of outstanding protection and performance provided by Mobil 1, whether used in the extreme conditions of motorsports or in everyday vehicles.
“Even though I've driven quite a few cars throughout my racing career, this is going to be really fun,” said Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet Impala. “On the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield road course, I've never been behind the wheel of any of the four vehicles involved in the voting. I could be doing laps in anything – a racing Corvette or Camaro, a soccer-mom van or vintage tank. No matter what the fans pick, it's going to be a big difference from taking the Mobil 1 Chevy through the oval in Charlotte.”
Fans who visit the “Choose Tony's Ride” app on the Mobil 1 Facebook page will be able to choose from four vehicles when voting:
The voting will be done in three rounds, and fans may vote once per day during each round:
- During the week of Aug. 7 to Aug. 13, the Chevy Astro minivan will face off with the M36 GMC Jackson Tank.
- From Aug. 14 to Aug. 20, fans can vote for either the Chevy Corvette Grand Sport or the Formula Drift Chevy Camaro SS.
- The winners of the two previous weeks will go head-to-head during a final round of voting from Aug. 21 to Aug. 27.
“Since 1978, Mobil 1, the world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, has been the lubricant of choice for race teams competing in the world's most demanding and popular motorsports series,” said Rebecca K. Aldred, Mobil 1 global brand manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties. “Mobil 1 motor oil is an ideal choice for a wide variety of engines, just as Tony is an ideal choice to put behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles.”
Mobil 1 is the co-primary sponsor of Tony Stewart's No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet Impala for Stewart-Haas Racing, and is in its tenth consecutive season as the “Official Motor Oil of NASCAR.” Stewart is a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, winning the title in 2002, 2005 and 2011.
About Mobil 1 in Motorsports
Mobil 1's history in motorsports officially began in 1978 with a sponsorship of Williams Formula One Racing Team. From that time, Mobil 1's presence on race tracks and circuits has grown by global proportions. Today, Mobil 1 synthetic oil is relied on for its ability to deliver exceptional engine performance and protection even under some of the most extreme conditions by automotive technicians, race car drivers, team owners and the world's leading automotive manufacturers.
Along with its status as the Official Motor Oil of NASCAR, Mobil 1 enjoys a long association with many of world's most popular and successful race teams, including the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1™ team, Corvette Racing's American LeMans Series team, as well as the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup—the world's fastest international one-make series.
About Mobil 1
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1 features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.
Mobil and Mobil 1 are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.
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