Valvoline, a brand of specialty chemicals maker
), has launched the NextGen stunt amplifier. Valvoline has
partnered with Roush Fenway Racing, one of the most successful
teams in NASCAR history, and its NASCAR Nationwide Series
champion driver Travis Pastrana, to showcase the exciting
recycling stunts to the fans.
For easy availability, the fans of Travis Pastrana can click
youtube.com/Valvoline to view a series of homemade stunt videos
and give their votes or comments to make those stunts more
thrilling. The team of thrill-seekers and the Valvoline brand
will then decide to repeat one such stunt at an unforeseen
location depending on fan votes. Separately, the fans can visit
Valvoline NextGen's Facebook page to engage with Pastrana so as
to get a chance to win autographed prizes.
Valvoline is in a multi-year partnership with Roush Fenway Racing
and the launch of NextGen Stunt Amplifier is the latest program
coming from them. The long-time proven partner Roush Fenway first
adopted NextGen motor oil technology, tested it at the laboratory
and on the tracks in 2011. Impressed by its performance,
Roush Fenway later decided that its total Sprint Cup and
Nationwide race cars would use Valvoline with NextGen technology
Ever since the use of Valvoline began with NextGen technology in
the regular season cars in 2011, Roush Fenway Racing have been
crowned with victory by winning 57 races in total including 17
triumphs in NASCAR. Also, Roush Fenway Racing has won two
Nationwide series championships using Valvoline with NextGen
technology in 2011 and 2012.
Ashland, last month, reported second-quarter fiscal 2013
(ended Mar 31, 2013) adjusted earnings (excluding one-time items)
from continuing operation of $1.78 per share, outshining the
Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.56.
Profits from continuing operations, as reported, fell roughly
39% year over year to $55 million of 68 cents a share. Revenues
fell 5% year over year to $1,974 million, missing the Zacks
Consensus Estimate of $2,057 million. The company was challenged
by weakness across a number of key regions, especially Europe. It
witnessed lower sales across each of its business segments in the
quarter on lower demand.
Ashland currently carries a short-term Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
Other companies in the chemical industry that are worth
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
). All of them retain a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
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