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Some important dates in the history of Pennzoil
1889: South Penn Oil Company organized as a unit of Standard Oil Company
1916: Name "Pennzoil" trademarked by Pennsylvania Refining Company, a predecessor to Pennzoil
1954: Bill Liedtke, John Overby, and George Bush form Zapata Offshore Oil Company
1963: Pennzoil Company is formed through consolidation of South Penn Oil Company, STETCO Petroleum Corporation and Zapata Offshore Oil Company
1965: Pennzoil Company acquires United Gas Corporation
1993: Pennzoil Company assimilates Chevron
1994: Pennzoil Company signs oil development deal with Qatar
1995: Pennzoil Company agrees to concession agreement with Egypt for Gulf of Suez
1998: Pennzoil-Quaker State Company was formed with merger of Pennzoil and Quaker State
1998: Simultaneous with the Pennzoil-Quaker State merger, the Pennzoil Company's marketing, manufacturing and fast oil change businesses (Pennzoil Products Group) is spun off and renamed the PennzEnergy Company
Pennzoil is also steeped in drag racing history. In the 1930's Pennzoil appears at Indianapolis as a sponsor of the highly successful car of Russell Snowberger. In the next five years, he finshes every race he enters in the top 10. During this time, 27 other race drivers voluntarily select, and race, using Pennzoil. Over the years, Pennzoil becomes the lubrication of choice for drivers in all forms of racing.
With drag racing in its infancy, Pennzoil representatives furnish oil to up-and-coming race car drivers. The familiar Pennzoil oval is seen on many an early dragster throughout America, most notable on the winning machines of teenage driving prodigy Eddie Hill. In 1958, Pennzoil officially sponsors the fastest rising star on the NHRA circuit, Don "BigDaddy" Garlits.
Throughout the 60's, 70's and 80's, Pennzoil-lubricated machines dominate top fuel, funny car and pro-stock categories. Pennzoil is used by many top names in drag racing, including Garlits, Connie Kalitta, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Jack Roush.
In 1983, Pennzoil joins forces with Roger Penske and premiere Indy car driver Rick Mears and captures victory at the Indy 500 just one year later. Over a five year period Pennzoil cars go on to win the Indianapolis 500 four times.DE-Delaware Famous Companies Oil Companies Under $10 Male Subject Laboratory Equipment Featured Oil Well Featured