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May 19

Race 3 for Take 5 with Germain Racing on GEICO Chevy SS at Charlotte

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For Immediate Release

For the Longest Race in NASCAR, Take 5, Home of the 5-Minute Oil Change
Returns to Ride Along with Germain Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway

May 19, 2014 (Mooresville, NC) – Associate sponsor Take 5, Home of the 5-Minute Oil Change, has held onto the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS through the bumps and bangs of short track action at Richmond, and the high speed chess match at Talladega Superspeedway. This time, Take 5 is staged to participate in the marathon of NASCAR – the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race starts in the dimming light of early evening, finishes under the lights over Memorial Day weekend and involves large doses of strategy, endurance and luck. GEICO Chevy driver Casey Mears is a Coca-Cola 600 race winner, and he and the team hope to have plenty of the key ingredients in store for the 400-lap adventure on Sunday, May 24, 2014.

Take 5 Oil Change offers convenient drive-thru oil changes featuring liquid engineering in Castrol products. Similar to the “stay in your car, have a beverage, too” service the Germain Racing crew offers Mears during each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pit stop, Take 5 offers regular drivers “stay in your car” service and Take 5 oil changes come with a complementary beverage and the overall experience is in a low-pressure, high-speed oil change environment.

Founded in Metairie, Louisiana, Take 5 Oil Change understands the value of the daily automobile driver’s time. The company delivers competitively priced, quick-service Castrol oil changes at 30 locations in North and South Carolina, south Louisiana and coastal Alabama, and Take 5’s certified managers and staff are available to serve seven (7) days a week.

This is the third race for Take 5 with the GEICO Chevy SS, but the 600 weekend features a very special military-themed GEICO Chevy, complete with camouflage striping to tie into the Memorial Day weekend.

Opening practice is Thursday afternoon, May 22nd, at 2:30 PM (ET) followed by qualifying at 7:10 PM. Friday there is no activity at the track, but the 600 cars return to the 1.5-mile circuit Saturday for practice at 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM.  Sunday’s race will be broadcast live on FOX beginning at 5:30 PM (ET).  PRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90 will carry the radio coverage of the event.

Take 5 Oil Change was established in 1984 and currently operates 34 locations and is expanding throughout the United States.  Visit the website to find a location near you, coupons and more at Or, like Take 5 on Facebook

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