COLES EXPRESS STAYS ON FOR 2020!Ben Nightingale
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – [SEPTEMBER 20, 2019] – Fuel and convenience retailer Coles Express has extended their partnership with the Shell V-Power Racing Team.
Coles Express is the exclusive retailer of Shell’s premium V-Power 98 octane fuel. Across more than 700 sites around Australia, Coles Express supplies Shell fuel and oil products to over two million customers every week.
After first joining the team as a partner in 2018, Coles Express has enjoyed a period of great success, including Scott McLaughlin’s 2018 Drivers’ Championship and a sensational start to the 2019 Supercars season that has seen the team take 19 of 24 wins to date.
This includes a record-breaking 17 victories for McLaughlin, marking his 2019 season as the most successful in Australian Touring Car History – with six races still remaining.
Greg Davis, Coles Chief Executive – Commercial and Express, said Coles Express was proud to have supported the team through amazing moments like the 2018 Championship and the team’s quest to take back-to-back titles in 2019.
“This team has had an amazing period of success across 2018 and much of 2019,” Mr Davis said.
“Since we joined the team, they have taken 17 pole positions and 21 race victories. It’s an almost unprecedented level of success, and we’re very proud to have played a part in it. Hopefully we can share another couple of Championships with the team in 2019.”
Shell V-Power Racing Team Managing Director Ryan Story said the team took great pride in working with brands such as Coles Express.
“Coles Express services over two-million customers a week, and is one of the most recognised brands in fuel retailing in Australia,” said Story.
“As the exclusive retailer of Shell V-Power premium fuel, the partnership is an easy fit and we look forward to continued success with Coles Express.”
About Coles Express
Coles Express is one of Australia’s leading fuel and convenience retailers, with more than 700 sites across Australia, employing more than 5,000 team members. Customers can fill up with a range of high-quality Shell fuels and shop in-store from a great range of food, drinks and everyday household needs. Customers spending a minimum $30 at Coles supermarkets can collect a voucher for 4c off per litre of fuel, or spend a minimum $20 in a Coles Express store (excluding fuel, tobacco and tobacco-related products) to receive 10c off per litre instantly. Fuel discounts may be used on their own or together.
About Shell V-Power Racing Team
DJR Team Penske – a partnership between Dick Johnson Racing and Team Penske – is one of the most successful motorsports teams in Australia, with eight Australian Touring Car / Supercars Championships and three Bathurst 1000 victories, including the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. With the backing of Viva Energy – Shell’s Australian licensee – DJR Team Penske competes as the Shell V-Power Racing Team.
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 530 major race wins, over 600 pole positions and 34 Championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. Over the course of its 53-year history, the team has also earned 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win and overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Team Penske currently competes in the NTT IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.