On Tuesday Afternoon, Roush Fenway Racing announced that Castrol – who joined the team as a primary sponsor in 2020 — will continue their partnership with the championship-winning organization for 2021 and beyond.
In addition to serving as the team’s official oil partner, Castrol Motor Oil will serve as the primary sponsor on both Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustangs for at least six events throughout the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.
“We are very pleased to have Castrol expand their program with Roush Fenway,” said NASCAR Hall-of-Fame owner Jack Roush. “Castrol is one of the most recognized brands in the world and has been synonymous with high engine performance for decades. We consider it a distinct advantage to utilize their products in our Fords on the race track and look forward to growing the program off the track as well.”
Ryan Newman will feature Castrol as a primary sponsor in four races, beginning at Daytona’s Road Course in February, followed by Talladega Superspeedway, Charlotte “ROVAL” and the season-finale at Phoenix Raceway. The No. 17 Ford Mustang – driven by Chris Buescher — will feature Castrol’s colors in a pair of events, at Atlanta ( July) and Michigan in (August).
“Roush Fenway has been an outstanding partner over the last year and continuing this partnership was something we were very keen to do,” said Rayne Pacek, Castrol’s Vice President Marketing. “We are excited to continue to bring both fans and customers unique opportunities to get to know Ryan and Chris, as well as enhance the Castrol and Roush Fenway brands over the next two racing seasons”.
Newman, who completed his 19th full Cup season in 2020, drove the Castrol Ford to a 15th-place run early in the year at Bristol and improved on that with a 13th-place finish in the summer at Michigan with Castrol on board.
Newman enters his 20th full season in NASCAR’s top series in 2021, and third behind the wheel of Jack Roush’s iconic No. 6 machine. He enters 2021 with 263 career top-10s, including 115 finishes inside the top five, and 18 wins. Buescher, a five-year Cup veteran, embarks on his second season in the seat of the No. 17 Ford. The Texas native is fresh off a campaign that brought him eight top-10 finishes, doubling his previous career–high dating back five years.