The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that Sunoco (NYSE: SUN), the world?s largest manufacturer of premium racing gasoline, will become the "Official Fuel of NASCAR," beginning with the 2004 season. Click here for photos of the Sunoco signs being installed at Chicagoland Speedway.

Under the 10-year agreement, Sunoco will provide racing gasoline for NASCAR?s three national series ? the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Sunoco, a leading manufacturer and marketer of petroleum and petrochemical products, distributes gasoline to more than 400 race tracks in the United States. Sunoco already has a relationship with NASCAR as the gasoline supplier to approximately 80% of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series that competes at 75 tracks. "Because our sport literally runs on fuel, this partnership is one of the most important relationships for NASCAR," NASCAR President Mike Helton said. "Sunoco has a well-earned reputation for producing the highest-quality racing gasoline and for reliably distributing it to race tracks. In our NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series association with Sunoco, we have been impressed with Sunoco?s people, products and passion for our sport. We are proud to welcome them as the Official Fuel of NASCAR." "While Sunoco is already the authorized gasoline manufacturer for more than 30 racing series, we are extremely proud of this partnership with NASCAR, one of the world?s premier motorsports and the epitome of performance-based competition," said Robert Owens, senior vice president, Sunoco. "Sunoco has enjoyed a reputation for producing high-quality race gasoline for more than two decades. This partnership with NASCAR is a crowning achievement for our performance products." Sunoco will replace Conoco Phillips? Unocal "76" brand as the official fuel provider of NASCAR in 2004. After the recent merger of Conoco, Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company, the company?s marketing strategy shifted; Conoco Phillips chose not to renew the 76 fuel supplier contract, which expires at the end of the 2003 season. "Unocal 76 has been a trusted and valued partner for more than 40 years," Helton said. "We?ve enjoyed our long and successful relationship, and would like to thank 76 for their support and partnership in helping grow NASCAR through the years." Sunoco, Inc. (NYSE:SUN), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., is a leading manufacturer and marketer of petroleum and petrochemical products. With 730,000 barrels per day of refining capacity, approximately 4,500 retail sites selling gasoline and convenience items, interests in almost 11,000 miles of domestic crude oil and refined product pipelines and 34 product terminals, Sunoco is one of the largest independent refiner-marketers in the United States. Sunoco is a growing force in petrochemicals with approximately 6 billion pounds of annual sales, largely chemical intermediates used in the manufacture of fibers, plastics, film and resins. Utilizing a proprietary technology, Sunoco also manufactures 2 million tons annually of high-quality blast furnace coke for use in the steel industry. For additional information, visit Sunoco?s Web site, Sunoco Performance Products, with a distributor network selling and promoting three racing gasoline brands ? Sunoco Race Fuels, Turbo Blue Racing Gasolines, TRICK Racing Gasoline ? offers information on these products on the following web sites: Sunoco Race Fuels at, Turbo Blue at and TRICK at

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