Official Transportation Finishes of Nascar
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS SALUTES 2016 NASCAR® SPRINT CUP SERIES TEAMS AND DRIVERS AT KICKOFF EVENT – THE DAYTONA 500®
 
 
Daytona, Fla. – “Ready. Set. Race” celebrates the passion that all NASCAR® fans have for racing. And, that’s the theme the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ and its sponsors will be using for the exciting 2016 season, ready to kick off with the DAYTONA 500® on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
 
Kyle Busch portrait
One of those key sponsors, Sherwin-Williams, the “Official Paint of NASCAR,” salutes all the teams and drivers as they prepare for another season. In particular, last year’s Sprint Cup Series champion, Kyle Busch from Joe Gibbs Racing, looks to defend his title with his No. 18 Toyota painted with Ultra 7000® by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.
 
In launching the 2016 season, Sherwin-Williams also retains its designation as the “Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR” and the “Official Transportation Coatings of NASCAR.” Its Automotive Finishes division is the only direct distribution automotive refinish manufacturer and provides service to its collision repair and OEM customers through nearly 200 company stores in the U.S. and Canada.
 
“We’re extremely excited and honored to continue our role as the ‘Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR’ in 2016” said Adam Chafe, Vice President of Marketing for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “Since 2000, some of the biggest names in motorsports have trusted their vehicles’ finish to Sherwin-Williams. As we celebrate our brand’s historic 150th anniversary this year, we aim to help these teams cross the finish line and ensure that their cars, and sponsors, always look their best on the track. That also holds true with every repair and repaint our collision repair center customers provide.”
 
Matt Kenseth portrait
In addition, the brand and NASCAR would like to congratulate Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota Camry – also running for Joe Gibbs Racing – for his second straight Sherwin-Williams Fastest-Lap annual award. Kenseth was honored at NASCAR’s year end awards banquet in Las Vegas. The Sherwin-Williams Fastest-Lap award goes to the eligible driver who turns the fastest lap of each NASCAR Sprint Cup race throughout the season. The winner then receives a contingency prize of $100,000 at the end of the season.
 
“Today, more than a dozen NASCAR teams currently use Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes,” said Bryan Nichols, Motorsports Manager for Sherwin-Williams. “The 30-plus drivers who now use Sherwin-Williams have more than 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 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 with Felix Sabates
  • Furniture Row Racing
  • Front Row Motorsports
  • Germain Racing
  • JTG Daugherty Racing
  • HScott Motorsports
  • BK Racing
 
For more information about Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, or the brand’s motorsports program, visit Sherwin-automotive.com/motorsports or call 1-800-798-5872.
 
 
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About Sherwin-Williams 
 
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.