WAYNE, N.J. --
Tue, 20 Aug 2013, 09:15 AM
Castrol® Thanks John Force for a Record-Breaking Partnership
Courtesy of Dave Densmore
Castrol's Sponsorship with John Force Racing Will End after the 2014 Season
Castrol is very proud of the achievements and legacy created through the partnership with John Force
Racing. Over the years, many records were broken, milestones set, and John Force has rewritten
history when it comes to drag racing.
For almost three decades, John has helped grow the sport he loves and given Castrol a unique
opportunity to market to motorsports enthusiasts and fans of all ages.
"John Force has been the ultimate ambassador for the Castrol brand and we are grateful for his
passion and dedication," said Rich Pond, head of US marketing for Castrol, "but after twenty-nine
successful years, we have decided to pursue new ways to engage with our consumers and customers,
while still celebrating the superiority of Castrol motor oils."
During this partnership, John and his organization captured a record 17 NHRA Funny Car Championships
with 15 won by John himself including 10 in-a-row. That is a record that no other sports team or
athlete in the world has accomplished.
"Castrol has been with me for so long now, they really are part of the JFR family," said John Force.
"They've been there as my daughters have grown up with the Castrol name on all those cars for all
those years. It's gonna be tough to part ways, but I want to thank them for being a great partner.
"All of us are going to stay focused on the rest of the 2013 season and on winning a final
championship for Castrol in 2014. It's far from over. We've had a great past but I believe we also
have a great future. I'm just going to keep doing my job and we'll see who's ready to be part of our
success going forward."
Through the end of their current agreement in 2014, both John and Brittany will continue to represent
the Castrol brand.
John will always be part of Castrol's heritage and we will be working closely with John Force Racing
to assure a smooth transition" said Pond. "We look forward to celebrating Castrol's successful
relationship with John Force Racing throughout the 2014 season.
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