May 2014


Warrensville Heights, Ohio – By winning the May 4th 2014 Aaron’s 499 NASCAR® Sprint Cup race at Talladega Speedway, the #11 Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing virtually assured him a place in the end-of-the-year Chase for the Sprint Cup.


It was also the third NASCAR Sprint Cup race won by a different car featuring a Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes refinish paint system. Hamlin joined Joe Gibbs’ teammate Kyle Busch and Roush Fenway driver Carl Edwards as previous winners on the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit.


Hamlin’s Toyota Camry was painted with Sherwin-Williams ULTRA 7000 refinish system. It’s 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.


In addition, the top three other finishers this week at Talladega also utilized Sherwin-Williams for their automotive finishes:

  • 2nd Place: #16 Greg Biffle (Ford), Roush Fenway Racing
  • 3rd Place: #5 Clint Bowyer (Toyota), Michael Waltrip Racing
  • 4th Place: #55 Brian Vickers (Toyota) Michael Waltrip Racing


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.


For years, some of the biggest names in racing have trusted their race car finishes to Sherwin-Williams. “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,” said Bobby Moody, Director of Motorsports for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.


Moody added, “More than a dozen NASCAR teams currently use Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.” 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
  • Turner-Scott Motorsports


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




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)

NASCAR® is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.


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.