Quaker State

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Type Subsidiary
Genre Automotive service
Headquarters Houston, Texas, United States
Products Motor oil
Services Motor oil service
Parent Royal Dutch Shell
Website www.quakerstate.com

Quaker State is brand of a motor oil made by SOPUS Products, a division of Royal Dutch Shell (RD), and the successor of the Pennzoil-Quaker State Company. Quaker State gets it name from the nickname for Pennsylvania, the state founded by William Penn, a Quaker.

The company was the former sponsor of the IndyCar race Quaker State 500 (now known as the Pocono IndyCar 400) in 1988,[1] and the current sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.[2] Quaker State was also the sponsor of Hendrick Motorsports from 1996 to 2013 (Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kasey Kahne) and Paul Menard;[3] the company was also formerly the sponsor of Morgan Shepherd.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 Quaker State 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  2. ^ Hembree, Mike (2011-03-06). "Quaker State To Sponsor Inaugural Kentucky Race". Speed. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  3. ^ "NASCAR Drivers". Quaker State. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Morgan's Driving Career". Morgan Shepherd. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 

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