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Forrest Lucas and his wife Charlotte (Lucas Oil photo)

Lucas To Missouri Sports HoF

INDIANAPOLIS — Forrest Lucas, the founder of Lucas Oil, will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Feb. 6 in Springfield.

Lucas founded Lucas Oil, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricant, with his wife Charlotte in an effort to create oil and fuel treatments for the trucking industry that would reduce mechanical failures and increase mileage. Beyond being a self-made businessman, he is also a generous philanthropist and sports marketing legend – famous for strategic sponsorships spanning amateur and professional sports of all kinds.

Lucas’ numerous contributions to the automotive industry and sports nationwide are traceable over decades. He has made significant investments in sports across the Midwest and around the country. From the Lucas Oil Speedway, known as “The Diamond of the Dirt Tracks” in Wheatland, Mo., to high profile sponsorships like Lucas Oil Stadium, Home of the Indianapolis Colts, as well as exclusive oil of Monster Jam and the Dallas Cowboys.

“It is truly humbling to receive this honor from the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame alongside such a remarkable class of sports legends and icons,” said Lucas. “I am incredibly proud and grateful to have played a role in shaping the industry. The investments we have made across sporting and racing venues, sponsorships and partnerships, have helped grow our family business and brand into what it is today. And, as a devoted sports fan, supporting the men and women of these organizations has been a joy on both a personal and professional level.”

Accompanying Lucas into the Hall of Fame Class are former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday and Ken Morrow, member of the “Miracle On Ice” 1980 US Olympic Gold Medal hockey team.

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