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Gumout To Sponsor Bahari, Cope in 1998

11 November 1997

HOUSTON (November 11, 1997) -- Pennzoil Products Company announced
today that Gumout will sponsor the Bahari' Pontiac driven by Derrike
Cope in the 1998 Winston Cup season.

[ Derrike Cope ]Derrike Cope

"We are excited about our first venture in NASCAR's Winston
Cup series," said Luis Del Valle, Gumout brand manager. "In addition
to being avid racing enthusiasts, NASCAR fans are known to take great
interest in the maintenance and performance of their personal
vehicles, and many of them rely on Gumout. Consequently, we are
pleased to be able to give something back to race fans and our loyal
customers by sponsoring the Bahari' team."

Bahari' owner Chuck Rider said, "It's exciting to represent Gumout as
our major sponsor in 1998, and we are looking forward to a great
year." Rider noted the Bahari' team, led by Crew Chief Doug Hewitt, is
making some significant changes for next season. "We are starting an
in-house chassis program that we feel will pay dividends during the
season, and our new SB2 engine program will be one of the best in the
sport. Our goal is to put Derrike Cope in Victory Lane and give Gumout
an exciting year."

Pennzoil has sponsored cars fielded by Bahari' Racing since 1991. In
September, Pennzoil and Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI) signed a three-year
agreement to field a Chevrolet Monte Carlo for rookie driver Steve
Park on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit beginning at the 1998 Daytona

The Gumout brand offers a full line of care-car products, including
the new Gumoutr Long Life Formula÷, which will be featured on the #30
car. Gumout also offers automotive chemical products that clean,
protect, and improve performance, including America's best-selling
carburetor and choke-cleaner, Gumout Jet Spray.

Pennzoil is one of this country's biggest supporters of motorsports,
serving as the series sponsor for the Pennzoil World of Outlaws and
the official motor oil of the Indy Racing League, Indianapolis Motor
Speedway, the Brickyard 400 and New Hampshire International Speedway.

Pennzoil Products Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Houston-based Pennzoil Company, and its motor oil has been America's
No. I-selling brand for more than a decade.