CONCORD, N.C., – The No. 6 Performance Plus scheme has established itself as a fan favorite on the NASCAR circuit, and it’s back with Ryan Newman rocketing the ‘black and yellow’ Ford Mustang around the track in multiple events in 2019. In addition, Performance Plus Oil will continue to serve as Roush Fenway Racing’s official lubricant across all of its NASCAR teams.
“I’m excited to have Performance Plus on board this season, a company that fits so great for me as a driver and off the track as well,” said Newman. “They have heavily participated in NASCAR and with Roush Fenway and the results speak for themselves. We are looking forward to continuing the partnership and we’ll look to put the ‘black and yellow’ into victory lane.”
Performance Plus has served as Roush Fenway’s official oil since 2014, and played an instrumental role in Ricky Stenhouse’s superspeedway victories at Daytona and Talladega, as well as Chris Buescher’s recent Xfinity Series Championship. In addition, Performance Plus has teamed up as the primary partner on the Fords of NASCAR Champions Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle.
“We are eager to see Ryan behind the wheel of the No. 6 Performance Plus Ford Mustang,” said Leigh Harrington, Vice President of Marketing. “Our Performance Plus Oil has proven itself with all of Roush Fenway Racing’s NASCAR teams, and we’re confident it will perform for Ryan as he pursues winning every weekend.”
Performance Plus automotive and industrial lubricants are the result of more than 30 years of research, technology and investment. Performance Plus meets or exceeds the performance standards and requirements set by the American Petroleum Institute and is used by some of the largest car and truck fleets in North America.
Newman, a native of South Bend, Indiana, becomes the sixth driver to pilot the No. 6 for Roush Fenway. The No. 6 Ford has visited victory lane 36 times, captured 41 poles and led over 11,400 laps under the Roush Fenway umbrella.
Newman has led over 4,800 laps and his 51 poles are the ninth most in NASCAR history. He was named the Cup Series rookie of the year in 2002 and won the 2008 Daytona 500 and the 2013 Brickyard 400. He has finished inside the top 10 of the final Cup standings on seven occasions, including a second-place finish in 2014, and has qualified for the NASCAR Cup playoffs on eight different occasions since its inception in 2004. He was also named NASCAR Driver of the Year in 2003. All time at the World Center of Racing, Newman has 10 top-10 and five top-five finishes.
-Roush Fenway Racing PR