MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Team Penske has announced an expansion of their long-standing partnership with PPG, with the company becoming a primary sponsor of Ryan Blaney in six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races next season.
PPG will also serve as an associate sponsor for Blaney for the balance of the year, as well as continue their associate sponsorship of all Team Penske cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series and both DJR Team Penske entries in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
“PPG has been a trusted and valued partner with Team Penske for over 30 years as one of our longest-tenured sponsors,” said team owner Roger Penske. “It has been exciting to see the partnership grow over the last three plus decades and we will work together as we continue to build the PPG brand through an increased presence with our team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.”
Blaney will carry the PPG colors at Auto Club Speedway, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the road course events at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International, the playoff opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the fall playoff event at ISM Raceway near Phoenix next season.
“Having Ryan Blaney behind the wheel of a Team Penske car sponsored by PPG is going to make for a thrilling season – one we’re really looking forward to,” said John Outcalt, PPG, vice president, global automotive refinish. “Penske and PPG have always had a winning tradition. Together we’ve shown we’re a force to be reckoned with. And with Ryan on the track, we’re looking to add to our joint legacy.”
Team Penske and PPG established their partnership in 1984 through PPG’s participation in motorsports and sponsorship of the PPG Cup from 1979 to 1999 in the CART Series, where Penske Racing teams competed.
The opportunities between the two companies started with PPG providing paint for Penske’s race cars. Over the years, the relationship has grown, and PPG has become Penske Corporation’s largest supplier of refinish coatings for its racing, truck leasing and automotive collision repair subsidiaries.
“It’s great to see some of our current partners step up and become a part of the No. 12 team for next year and beyond,” said Blaney. “PPG is a name and that everyone recognizes. They’ve been a part of Team Penske for a long time, so it’s great to see them strengthen their support of our group. I’m excited to see the PPG car on the track the first time.”
CREDIT: Team Penske