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Akinori Ogata, ENEOS Reunite with MB Motorsports for NASCAR Truck Series Race in New Hampshire

Sep 20, 2016
Akinori Ogata, ENEOS Reunite with MB Motorsports for NASCAR Truck Series Race in New Hampshire
(September 20, 2016) – Kanagawa, Japan’s Akinori Ogata will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this Saturday, Sept. 24, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The event marks Ogata’s fifth career Truck Series start and takes place at the mile-long track on which he scored his career-best 18th-place finish last year. Ogata’s longtime sponsor, ENEOS, will adorn the No. 63 Chevrolet Silverado.
ENEOS, Japan’s largest oil company, first partnered with Ogata in 2012 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.
In his return to the Truck Series, Ogata reunites with Mike Mittler’s MB Motorsports, for whom he drove three races last season. Mittler’s trucks, with partner Mayhew Tools, have competed in 16 races this season with seven different drivers.
Ogata began his racing career in Japanese Motocross at age 14. After a decade of riding that included around 30 feature victories, he shifted to Dirt Midget Car racing, becoming a winning driver at Twin Ring Motegi.
His assimilation to American racing began in 2003, driving Late Model Stock Cars at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway. He continued in Late Models after moving to the United States in 2010, and later graduated to the NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East, where he competed in 12 races over three years, scoring five top-20 finishes.
About MB Motorsports
MB Motorsports fields the No. 63 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Owned by Mike Mittler, the team has participated in every Truck Series season since the series’ inception in 1995 and has fielded entries for drivers Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray, among others. The team is headquartered in Wright City, Mo.
ENEOS is the brand name for premium synthetic oil products manufactured and sold by JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., the largest oil company in Japan. ENEOS obsession with quality is the reason we are the OE lubricant supplier of choice for Japanese and Korean automakers. ENEOS products include proprietary formulations for proper lubrication, enhancing engine and transmission performance, lowering fuel consumption, reducing wear and extending life of components.
About ENEOS Products
Products made by ENEOS include premium synthetic motor oils, transmission fluids, and gear oil.
About JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation is a fully integrated petroleum products company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. JX offers petroleum products and services throughout the world. Through partnerships with world-class customers, JX produces technologically advanced motor oils and transmission fluids that reduce carbon emissions, improve fuel economy and reduce wear on critical components.
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