Ryan Hunter-Reay Indianapolis 500 Car

Including the Winner, Nine Different Andretti Autosport® and Target Chip Ganassi Drivers Feature Sherwin-Williams at the Brickyard Event

May 2014

 

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Indianapolis – Ryan Hunter-Reay won the second closest Indianapolis 500 in history this past weekend, finishing just 0.060 seconds (less than a car length at 220 miles per hour) ahead of his closest competitor, Helio Castroneves. Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport teammates Marco Andretti, Carlos Munoz, and Kurt Busch were also right in the hunt, finishing the race a close third, fourth, and sixth, respectively. All four of the Andretti cars gleamed as they crossed the famed all-brick finish line, thanks to the ULTRA® 7000 basecoat-clearcoat refinish system provided by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.

 

In addition, other entries sporting Sherwin-Williams® finishes at the 98th running of the iconic 500 included the fifth Andretti Autosport entry driven by James Hinchcliffe, as well as four cars competing from Target Chip Ganassi Racing, driven by Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe, Charlie Kimball and 2013 defending race champion Tony Kanaan.

For years, some of the biggest names in racing have trusted their race car finishes to Sherwin-Williams. “Several IndyCar Series teams and over a dozen NASCAR® teams currently use Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. In fact, Sherwin-Williams is now the Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR,” said Bobby Moody, Director of Motorsports for Sherwin-Williams. “But regardless of the racing series, we aim to help all teams cross the finish line and ensure that their cars and their sponsors always look good circling the track.”

 

For more information about Sherwin-Williams products or its motorsports program, visit www.sherwin-automotive.com or call 1-800-SWULTRA (1-800-798-5872).

 

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The Sherwin-Williams Company, founded in 1866, is one of the world's leading companies in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes a division of The Sherwin-Williams Company, manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and fleet refinishing industries.