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Jun 27

Valvoline NextGen Ford - Kentucky Speedway Preview

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For Immediate Release


Casey Mears Racing No. 13 Valvoline NextGen™ Ford Fusion for Germain Racing at Kentucky and Michigan

• This is the second season for Valvoline NextGen in Cup Series with Mears

• Valvoline™ has sponsored Germain Racing since 2010

• Mears been in command of the No. 13 Ford Fusion since August 2010

• Bootie Barker is crew chief for the Valvoline NextGen Fusion

Mooresville, N.C. (June 27, 2013) – Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway extends the team’s relationship with Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), to four seasons as driver Casey Mears will wheel the No. 13 Valvoline NextGen Ford Fusion for 400.5 miles in the Greater Cincinnati area venue.

“Promoting Valvoline NextGen recycled oil products to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans is a great opportunity to reach the do-it-yourself community. On the other hand, if the drivers in the Kentucky Speedway grandstands don’t want to change their own oil, Valvoline NextGen is a blend of recycled oil that can be requested at many oil change service centers,” said Bob Germain Jr., Germain Racing team owner.

Germain Racing’s normally blue and green No. 13 Ford Fusion that typically bears the familiar gecko alongside the GEICO logo, shifts its stripes and colors to showcase the Valvoline NextGen paint scheme at Ashland Inc.’s hometown race track, Kentucky Speedway, on Saturday night, and will do so again at Michigan International Speedway in August.

"Valvoline has supported Germain Racing for many years and I’m glad to be part of promoting the Valvoline NextGen brand to the Sprint Cup Series fans. We’ll be running the Valvoline NextGen Ford Fusion at Kentucky and again at Michigan, tracks where we look forward to good results,” said Mears. “The NextGen oil is 50-percent recycled. It’s specially engineered for today’s hotter running engines as well as a green product to help our environment."

Watch Mears race the No. 13 Valvoline NextGen Ford Fusion on Saturday, June 29th at 7:30 PM EDT on TNT or tune in to PRN or SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. NASCAR will publish race updates via Twitter @NASCAR and @NASCARStats.

About Valvoline

Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH), has been serving American motorists longer than any other motor oil. In addition to commercial and industrial lubricants, the Valvoline family of products includes Eagle One™ appearance products, Car Brite™ car restoration products, Zerex™ antifreeze, SynPower™ performance products, MaxLife™ products created for higher-mileage engines and NextGen™ motor oil created with 50 percent recycled oil. With approximately 900 locations throughout the United States, Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM service centers are a leader in serving the quick lube market.

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Media Contacts:

            Lori Smith, Germain Racing,

            Doug Barnette, GEICO Racing,