Originally created 05/08/99

NASCAR's South Florida stop changes sponsors



HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- South Florida's inaugural Winston Cup race will have a different sponsor than first advertised, but the change is merely cosmetic.

The Nov. 14 race originally was announced as the Jiffy Lube 400, but parent company Pennzoil-Quaker State has decided to make Pennzoil the title sponsor instead.

The company already has a Jiffy Lube title sponsorship on the 34-race Winston Cup circuit. The Jiffy Lube 300 will be run July 12 at Loudon, N.H.

The Homestead race, meanwhile, will be the only one on Winston Cup with the Pennzoil name.

In addition, Pennzoil-Quaker State has decided to terminate its sponsorship of the Busch Grand National season finale scheduled for the same weekend. The move was made to concentrate promotional dollars on the Winston Cup race.

International Speedway Corp., which owns 45 percent of the Homestead-Miami Speedway, is pursuing a new sponsor for the Busch race.

"We have a number of proposals out, and we're just waiting to see who steps up," speedway president Brian Skuza said.