North American motor-racing series IndyCar has named PennGrade Motor Oil as the first-ever presenting sponsor of its flagship Indianapolis 500 race.

The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) has agreed a partnership with South Korean conglomerate SK Group.

The International Speedway Corpration (ISC), which governs the race tracks of the North American stock car-racing series Nascar, has teamed up with the petrol company Sunoco.

Multinational oil and gas company Shell has extended its title sponsorship of the Malaysian round of the MotoGP World Championship motorcycling series.

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has extended deals with sponsors of two of its major events.

US petroleum company Citgo is to expand its partnership with the Special Olympics to support the Unified Relay Across America, a nationwide torch relay race that will be staged in the lead-up to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Ecstar, the umbrella brand of Suzuki’s oil and chemical products, is to become the new title sponsor of the Japanese company’s motorcycling team upon its return to the MotoGP World Championship.

US fuel company Sunoco has opted to extend its partnership with the IndyCar motor-racing series.

Petroleum products company Grupa Lotos has secured a deal to become the main sponsor of the Polish national football team.

Canadian energy company Imperial, in association with its Esso fuel brand, has become an official supplier to the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games.

Japan’s largest oil company, JX Nippon Oil & Energy, has struck a major agreement to sponsor the 2014 Women’s Baseball World Cup.

Motor oil and lubricants company Castrol has extended its sponsorship agreement with the NFL American football league through March 2017.

Australian fuel and lubricant distributor Tropic Petroleum has upgraded its existing deal with NRL rugby league team North Queensland Cowboys to become a major sponsor for the 2014 season

Australia-based touring car championship V8 Supercars has reached a three-year deal to make United Petroleum the official fuel supplier to the series, with the ethanol fuels producer also becoming a major commercial partner of the sport.

Fluid systems company Pirtek has reached a deal with Australian touring cars series V8 Supercars for the naming rights to its Enduro Cup for the next four years.

Motorcycle lubricant brand Shell Advance has agreed a two-year deal with MotoGP commercial rights holder Dorna Sports to renew its title sponsorship of the series’ Malaysian Grand Prix.

Petroleum company Engen has announced a three-year deal with SuperSport United to become the main sponsor of the South African Premier Soccer League club.

The South African Football Association has extended its partnership with energy and chemical company Sasol through to 2017.

BP has signed up as the fifth top-tier partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.