Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Driver Jamie McMurray Finishes Big Race Sporting Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Ultra 7000® Finish

 

Sherwin-Williams Covers Nascar® Million Dollar All-Star Race Winner

 

May, 2014

 

Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Jamie McMurray took home prize money to be envied on May 17, to the tune of $1 million dollars by finishing first in the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series All-Star race in Concord, N.C. McMurray adds an exclusive win to his resume; he is one of only seven drivers to win NASCAR’s Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400, and the Sprint All-Star race. And he did it while gleaming around the track in his No. 1 Chevrolet SS sporting the ULTRA 7000® refinish system provided by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.

McMurray, a member of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, didn’t take the battle for the finish lightly though. Second on the restart, McMurray went door-to-door for the entirety of lap 10 with Carl Edwards (in his No. 99 Ford Fusion, also sporting an ULTRA 7000 finish), eventually pulling out ahead and leading the sprint to the finish. The performance was notable for McMurray, never having led any laps in the All-Star race since his first NASCAR race in 2002. This year, however, he led 31 laps and took home the prize.

 

The ULTRA 7000 refinish system is a versatile solventborne product line that delivers a premium urethane performance to professional painters that always expect the highest in productivity, reduced cycle time, and outstanding color match.

 

Sherwin-Williams recently became the “Official Transportation Finishes of NASCAR”. The combination of unparalleled loyalty, sponsor appreciation and far-reaching demographics makes the NASCAR fandom the most highly visible and desirable audience available. It’s also #1 in loyalty to sponsors: Independent research shows NASCAR fans are the most brand-loyal fans in major U.S. sports.

 

By adding the ‘Official Transportation Finishes of NASCAR’ sponsorship, which includes the automotive coatings category, Sherwin-Williams further expands its visibility as one of the leading product innovators and servicers to the collision repair and original equipment industries. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes is the only direct distribution automotive paint manufacturer and provides service to its collision repair and OEM customers through nearly 200 company stores in the U.S. and Canada.

 

For years, some of the biggest names in racing have trusted their race car finishes to Sherwin-Williams. “More than a dozen NASCAR teams currently use Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes,” said Bobby Moody, Director of Motorsports for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “We aim to help teams cross the finish line and ensure that their cars and their sponsors always look good circling the track. This victory also represents yet another win for a car painted with Sherwin-Williams.”

 

With McMurray’s win, he and the 30+ other drivers who now use Sherwin-Williams automotive finishes have more than 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup victories between them and make up a virtual ‘who’s who’ of motorsports’ finest finishers. The roster of NASCAR motorsports teams using Sherwin-Williams products include:

 

  • Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Richard Childress Racing
  • Roush Fenway Racing
  • Chip Ganassi Racing
  • Richard Petty Motorsports
  • Michael Waltrip Racing
  • Furniture Row Racing
  • Front Row Motorsports
  • Wood Brothers Racing
  • Germain Racing
  • JTG Daugherty Racing
  • Tommy Baldwin Racing
  • HScott Motorsports
  • BK Racing

 

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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Editor’s Note:


Nearly 1 out of 2 NASCAR fans feel loyal to NASCAR sponsors and purchase their products / services because of their involvement in the sport. (NASCAR Fan Engagement Tracker 2013, commissioned by NASCAR and conducted by Toluna.)


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About Chip Ganassi Racing


Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include four cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Prototype in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Overall his teams have 17 championships and over 150 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, five Rolex 24 At Daytonas and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Ind. and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn.

 

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.