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PPG announces Team Penske primary sponsorship for 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:58 am EDT

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"We love motorsports, and we have a solid tie with Penske. It is only natural to take that relationship to the racetrack and actively support Team Penske. When Penske cars are racing, we are there cheering them on to the checkered flag."

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 14, 2019 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it is continuing its long-standing support of Team Penske by serving as a primary sponsor for multiple races throughout the 2019 season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NTT IndyCar Series. The sponsorship marks PPG and Team Penske’s 35th year of working together, which is one of the longest tenured partnerships in all of motorsports.

PPG’s 2019 sponsorship began Feb. 24 with Ryan Blaney in the NASCAR Cup Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It will extend through Oct. 6, with nine more races in the three series at eight locations across the United States.

“Sponsoring Team Penske cars is an honor for PPG, and we are very pleased to do it again this year,” said Bill Shaw, PPG director, marketing and strategic sales, automotive refinish. “We love motorsports, and we have a solid tie with Penske. It is only natural to take that relationship to the racetrack and actively support Team Penske. When Penske cars are racing, we are there cheering them on to the checkered flag.”

PPG will be the primary sponsor of Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Ford Mustang in six NASCAR Cup Series races. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will see PPG riding on the side of the No. 22 Ford Mustang of Austin Cindric in two races. Josef Newgarden will pilot the No. 2 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet for two IndyCar Series events during the course of the 2019 season.

“We appreciate our long-term partnership with PPG and the investment and commitment the company has with our team,” said Roger Penske. “Team Penske is celebrating 35 years with PPG in 2019, which is our longest-running partnership across all of our motorsports programs. The bond our organization has with PPG is a testament to all we have achieved together on the race track, and it also demonstrates the mutual value in the marketing and business-to-business opportunities with our companies.”

The PPG-Penske relationship began in 1984 with PPG’s sponsorship of the PPG Cup from 1979 to 1999 in the CART Series, in which Team Penske competed. PPG started providing paint for Team Penske cars, and the relationship grew. Today, PPG is the largest supplier of refinish coatings for Penske Corporation’s racing, truck leasing and automotive collision repair subsidiaries. The robust partnership demonstrates the long-term commitment these companies have to each other and their ongoing success.

PPG is a primary sponsor of Team Penske cars in these remaining 2019 races:

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

  • Sunday, March 17, Auto Club 400, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California
  • Sunday, June 23, Toyota/Save Mart 350, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California
  • Sunday, Aug. 4, Go Bowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York
  • Sunday, Sept. 15, South Point 400, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Dover, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware 

NASCAR Xfinity Series

  • Saturday, May 25, Alsco 300, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Saturday, Aug. 10, Mid-Ohio 170, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio

NTT IndyCar Series

  • Sunday, March 24, IndyCar Classic, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
  • Sunday, July 28, Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio

To learn more about PPG automotive refinish products, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

 

About Team Penske

Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 500 major race wins, over 580 pole positions and 34 championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. Over the course of its 53-year history, the team also has earned 17 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win and overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. For 2019, Team Penske will compete in the NTT IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team also races in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, in a partnership with Dick Johnson Racing, as DJR Team Penske. To learn more, visit www.teampenske.com.

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PPG will be the primary sponsor of Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Ford Mustang in six NASCAR Cup Series races. PPG and Team Penske are marking 35 years of partnership in 2019.

Contact:

Cathy Rusnak
Automotive Refinish
440-527-2800
Rusnak@ppg.com
www.ppgrefinish.com


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