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Hendrick Motorsports inks big extension with Valvoline

Hendrick Motorsports will continue to prominently feature Valvoline on its cars after inking a multi-year extension with the primary partner.

The deal, which HMS announced Wednesday morning, keeps Valvoline as a primary partner through 2029. The "Official Lubricants Partner of Hendrick Motorsports" will have an associate role on all four Cup cars while also continuing to serve as a primary partner for both William Byron and Kyle Larson.

Byron will have Valvoline as a primary partner for eight races this season. He already ran a Valvoline scheme at World Wide Technology Raceway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The company will sponsor Byron for six events annually from 2025-29.

Larson will continue to have the Official Lubricant Partner of Hendrick Motorsports as a primary partner for three races each season through 2029. The 2021 Cup champion has already showcased Valvoline in two races this season. He finished 14th at Phoenix in the spring and then won at Sonoma.

"We're privileged to expand our incredible relationship with Valvoline," said team owner Rick Hendrick in a statement. "They raise the bar each season, from the elite performance of the products in our race cars to the fan-favorite Valvoline paint scheme designs.

"William has quickly become a bona fide star in our sport, and I believe he's just scratching the surface of what's possible. He and Kyle are champions and proven winners, and we're proud to have Valvoline as a primary sponsor of both of their teams. We look forward to many more victories together."

Four of Larson's 26 career Cup Series wins have featured a Valvoline scheme on the No. 5 HMS Chevrolet Camaro. He won at Nashville Superspeedway and Bristol Motor Speedway in 2021 with the red scheme. He also won at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2022.

Byron has won two races with the oil company as the primary partner on his No. 24 HMS Chevrolet Camaro. He won last season's spring race at Phoenix and then he won the summer race at Watkins Glen International.