Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc., Selects Brad Penn® Penn Grade 1® High Performance Oils as the Official Lubricant Sponsor to Monster Jam®

Date: 8/5/2008

Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc. and American Refining Group, Inc., manufacturer of Brad Penn® Penn Grade 1® High Performance Oil “The Green Oil®” announced today that Brad Penn® will be the Official Lubricant Sponsor and Supplier to Monster Jam® in 2009.

Under the agreement, Live Nation Motor Sports will become a Brad Penn® High Performance Lubricant Distributor and will exclusively use the Brad Penn® Penn Grade 1® SAE 50 High Performance Oil “The Green Oil®” in its 33 monster trucks.  In addition, the Penn Grade 1® logo will be displayed on all of their monster trucks including Grave Digger®, Ninja Turtle® and Monster Mutt®.

“We are extremely pleased to have Brad Penn® as the Official Lubricant Sponsor to Monster Jam.  Our Performance Development Manager, Richard Midgette, tested the Penn Grade 1® High Performance Oil for over a year and found that it did an outstanding job in protecting our engines.  As a Brad Penn® High Performance Distributor, we look forward to selling and promoting the Brad Penn®brand”, said Mike Wales, senior director of operations, Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc.

“We are delighted to be the Official Lubricant Sponsor to Monster Jam and have them as part of the family network of Brad Penn® High Performance Oil Distributors.  “The Green Oil®” High Performance Oil has been tested by Live Nation Motor Sports and proven to protect their massive engines under grueling, pounding conditions.  We are pleased to be part of the Live Nation Motor Sports Team and look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship”, stated Dick Glady, Director of Branded Lubricant Sales and Marketing for Brad Penn® Lubricants.

About Live Nation
Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) is the future of the music business.  With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry; onstage and online.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.”  Additional information about the company can be found at under the “About Us” section.

About American Refining Group, Inc.
American Refining Group, Inc. (ARG) is a manufacturer and blender of quality Brad Penn® and Gulf® branded lubricants, packager of private label lubricants and a premier refiner of petroleum specialty products.

 In 1997, ARG purchased the Kendall® / Amalie® refinery located in Bradford, PA, from Witco Corporation.  As a result of the sale of the Kendall® and Amalie® brands to a third party, a new name was given to the products produced at the site-Brad Penn® Premium Pennsylvania Grade Lubricants. The company’s Bradford, PA refinery and lubricant blending and packaging operations are ISO 9001:2000 certified. The  refinery was the first in the U.S.A. to become ISO 9002 certified.  The refinery stretches over 2 ½ miles and contains a fully automated state-of-the-art packaging facility.  The refinery is the oldest, continuously operating lube oil refinery in the United States and the only refinery processing 100% Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil.

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