New title for race: Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline

March 14, 2017 — Gateway Motorsports Park today announced a new, multi-year agreement with ValvolineTM as a presenting sponsor of its inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series race on August 26. The new race title will be the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline.

“We are proud to announce Valvoline is partnering with Gateway Motorsports Park. Valvoline is an iconic and respected brand in motorsports and the automotive industry with a rich tradition of excellence and winning,” said Chris Blair, Gateway Motorsports Park’s Executive Vice President and General Manager.

“Valvoline has a long and storied history in racing at all levels, dating back to the winner of the first race in 1895,” said Jamal Muashsher, Valvoline vice president of marketing. “Valvoline is excited to be part of another first by partnering with the Bommarito Automotive Group to support the inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series event at Gateway Motorsports Park.”

Locally owned and operated since 2012, Gateway Motorsports Park has grown into a respected, nationally-recognized entertainment facility with diverse events. Gateway Motorsports Park will be one of only two facilities in the United States to host events by all three major sanctioning bodies — INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA — in 2017.

Truly an international event, the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline for the first time will bring to Gateway all of the cars and stars of the Indianapolis 500. In addition to America’s best drivers, the race also will draw competitors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

For tickets and information, please call Gateway Motorsports Park at (618) 215-8888. Follow GMP on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art Karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue.

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE:VVV) is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of premium branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. In 2016, it ranked as the #2 quick-lube chain by number of stores and #3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume in the United States. The brand operates and franchises more than 1,070 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM centers in the United States. It also markets ValvolineTM lubricants and automotive chemicals; MaxLifeTM lubricants created for higher-mileage engines, SynPowerTM synthetic motor oil; and ZerexTM antifreeze. Visit to learn more.