Coca-Cola 600 Pit Note #11
Pennzoil and RCR Street Performance Announce Car Giveaway – In the first press conference of the day held in the Time Warner Media Center, officials from Richard Childress Racing and Pennzoil announced a new promotion and the formation of RCR Street Performance.
The Pennzoil “Get Your Key to Clean” promotion will begin June 1 and continue through July 31. Participants will have the chance to win the first RCR Street Performance Chevrolet Camaro, which features a special design and graphics. Contestants may enter on the Pennzoil website, www.pennzoil.com, or at their local oil change installer. Five entrants will be selected and given a key; one of those keys will start the car. The car will be given away at Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to the running of the October event – the Bank of America 500.
In making the announcement, RCR President and CEO Richard Childress explained the new RCR Street Performance venture.
“This is really a neat car,” said Childress. “Thanks go to the guys over at Street Customs – Jimmy Smith and all of his guys that put this car together. It’s one of the neatest street version cars I have ever seen. We have to thank Pennzoil for putting this program together. The Pennzoil cars will be built, and then we will have a black-and-silver RCR version that will be a different version. We are proud to have our name on it.”
Mike Dillon, RCR’s vice president of competition explained the new RCR Street Performance company.
“Richard said he wanted to start a project like this about a year-and-a-half ago,” said Dillon. “First of all, we went out and got Jimmy Smith, who used to be employed at RCR and left to go out on his own and start Street Customs. He did an awesome job. He understands quality and the type of performance RCR expects. We just applied some of the technology we learned on the track to the street version of a car.”