Allen Johnson Wraps Up Testing with Positive Mindset for Pomona

GREENEVILLE, T.N. (February 8, 2016) – This week marks the beginning of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The first of 24 events will bring competitors back to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. With numerous changes to make to his Pro Stock car in the off season, Allen Johnson is ready to take what he learned from testing in Bradenton, Florida and translate it to the track in Pomona. “We started out very very conservative in testing,” said Johnson. “Our team worked our way through the process and we’re just trying to learn this new EFI. We had to make a few bad moves to learn that they were bad moves.” The Marathon Petroleum Corporation/J&J Racing Dodge Dart showed progress throughout their test sessions in Bradenton and Johnson left testing energized for the season opening race in Pomona. “I feel like we’re honing in on it. I think about mid-season we may be back to as fast as we were last year but I’m not sure. We’ll all continue to change the motors around, change tire sizes, and adjust gear ratios to try to optimize each run.” Johnson heads to Pomona this week and has high hopes for their first outing with the electrical fuel injection system. “All these guys in Pro Stock, including our team, are really smart. You can bet everybody will be trying everything and we’ll be right there doing it with them.” Johnson wanted to thank Marathon Petroleum Corporation for jumping on board with his team for their 2016 Pro Stock campaign.

56th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals Event Schedule (Times List in Pacific Time Zone) Fri., Feb. 12: Qualifying sessions at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 13: Qualifying sessions at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 14: Eliminations begin at 11:00 a.m. NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING ON FOX SPORTS TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Eastern Time Zone): Friday, Feb. 12, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, FS1 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 1 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 5 p.m. MEDIA CONTACT: Sadie Floyd SR Driven Media 503-490-5431 About Johnson & Johnson Racing Since 1996, the father and son team of Roy and Allen Johnson have owned Johnson & Johnson Racing. Beyond his role as crew chief, Roy oversees J&J’s unique in-house engine program producing some of the more high performing engines in the Pro Stock arena. About Marathon Petroleum Corporation About Marathon Petroleum Corporation MPC is the nation's fourth-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.8 million barrels per calendar day in its seven-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,600 independently owned retail outlets across 19 states. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,760 convenience stores in 22 states. MPC owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 8,300 miles of crude and light product pipelines and 5,000 miles of gas gathering and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines. MPC also has ownership interests in 51 gas processing plants, 10 NGL fractionation facilities and one condensate stabilization facility. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, NGLs, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network and midstream service businesses in the Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.

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