PPG announces Team Penske primary sponsorship for 2020

February 12, 2020

Company affirms 36-year relationship, one of longest in motorsports

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 12, 2020 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it is continuing its long-standing support of Team Penske by serving as a primary sponsor for numerous races throughout the 2020 season in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) and the NTT IndyCar Series. The sponsorship marks PPG and Team Penske’s 36th year of working together, making it one of the longest-tenured partnerships in all of motorsports.

PPG’s sponsored races in 2020 run from March 14 through Aug. 16, beginning with Austin Cindric driving in the NXS event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The sponsorship covers eight additional races in the three series at locations across the United States.

“It doesn’t get more exciting than being involved with a group like Team Penske,” said Bill Shaw, PPG director, marketing and strategic sales, automotive refinish. “Each year, we look forward to sponsoring the great races and dynamic drivers. There’s also a fair amount of pride knowing that Team Penske is sporting PPG paint colors.”

PPG will be the primary sponsor of Cindric’s No. 22 Ford Mustang in a total of two NXS races. The NCS will see the PPG logo riding on the side of Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford Mustang in two races, while Josef Newgarden will pilot the No. 1 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet for five IndyCar Series events during the course of the season.

“We are proud of our longtime partnership with PPG,” said Roger Penske, founder and chairman, Penske Corporation. “Together, we have built a relationship that is mutually beneficial and truly adds value for both companies. No one would have known 36 years ago when we began working with PPG that we would build one of the longest and strongest partnerships in motorsports. Our bond has grown to extend beyond just racing to our Penske businesses and across many marketing platforms.”

PPG’s primary sponsorship of Team Penske cars in 2020 races includes:

NASCAR Xfinity Series

  • Saturday, March 14, Atlanta 250 and Georgia 500 Doubleheader, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Saturday, May 30, Mid-Ohio 170, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio

NASCAR Cup Series

  • Saturday, May 9, NASCAR Cup Series Race at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Virginia
  • Sunday, June 7, FireKeepers Casino 400, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan

NTT IndyCar Series

  • Sunday, April 5, Honda Grand Prix of Alabama, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Sunday, April 26, AutoNation IndyCar Challenge, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
  • Sunday, June 21, REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
  • Saturday, June 27, Indy Richmond 300, Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Virginia
  • Sunday, Aug. 16, Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio

From 1979 to 1999, PPG sponsored the PPG Cup, in which Team Penske competed. In 1984, PPG began providing paint for Team Penske cars, and the relationship has flourished ever since. Today, PPG is the largest supplier of refinish coatings for Penske Corporation’s racing, truck leasing and automotive collision repair subsidiaries. The durable partnership on and off the track demonstrates a shared commitment to success.

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 540 major race wins, over 620 pole positions and 37 championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. Over the course of its 53-year history, the team also has earned 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win, overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring along with a win in Australia’s legendary Bathurst 1000 race. Team Penske currently competes in the IndyCar Series, the 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. For more information about Team Penske, please visit www.teampenske.com.

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.1 billion in 2019. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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Austin Cindric, Brad Keselowski and Josef Newgarden will drive PPG-branded cars in numerous races throughout the 2020 season in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) and the NTT IndyCar Series. This is the 36th year PPG and Team Penske have partnered. 14257 x 7360 jpg 9.47 MB
PPG will be the primary sponsor of Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford Mustang in two NCS races this year. The company is a primary sponsor for Team Penske. 3230 x 1769 png 5.52 MB
Josef Newgarden will pilot the No. 1 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet for five IndyCar Series events in 2020. PPG is a primary sponsor for Team Penske. 2700 x 1575 png 2.30 MB