Beard Oil Distributing is a third-generation family-owned company that has serviced the pipeline construction industry nationwide for more than 50 years. Beard Oil supplies bulk fuel, as well as Phillips 66 lubricants. The Michigan-based company has developed a specialized, remote, temporary fuel dispensing tanker. This new fuel dispensing system allows contractors the safest and most efficient portable fueling equipment in the industry. The equipment features 24/7 fuel monitoring and computerized dispensing. Beard Oil is able to offer its customers competitive national pricing.
Mark Beard Sr. founded Beard Motorsports in 2014 to compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — the sanctioning body’s highest level of professional competition. Additionally, Beard Oil sponsors snowmobile and dirt track racing in its home state.
In 2017, Beard Motorsports announced it would run the Daytona 500 — using a Richard Childress Racing-sourced car and engine — with Brendan Gaughan at the wheel of the No. 75 Beard Oil Chevrolet. Servicing the car would be Gaughan’s Richard Childress Racing Xfinity Series pit crew. The Xfinity Series is NASCAR’s second-highest level of professional competition. Gaughan secured an 11th place finish in that year’s Daytona 500, the first race in the Cup Series for the team. The team competed in the remaining three restrictor plate races, two at Talladega Superspeedway and one back at the Daytona Superspeedway in July.
In 2018 the team changed the number to Gaughan’s long-time No. 62 and picked up additional support from South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. They competed again in the four superspeedway restrictor plate races and are doing the same in 2019.
Most recently the team celebrated its eighth place finish in the GEICO 500 at Talladega on April 28. Gaughan led the race for five laps.
Anyone looking to follow the team can do so on all of the social media platforms, Facebook @beardoilmotorsports and Instagram @beardoilmotorsports, Twitter @beardoil62 and the Beard Motorsports website beardoilmotorsports.com.
Mike Kezdi is associate editor at North American Oil & Gas Pipelines. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.