Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SKF To Sponsor Penske In NASCAR, IndyCar

SKF USA Inc. has announced plans to serve as major associate sponsor of the Penske Racing teams, beginning with the 2012 season. The SKF brand will be featured in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide and IZOD IndyCar Series next season.

Entering its 15th year as a major associate sponsor of auto racing in North America, the SKF brand will be featured in 2012 on the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge driven by Brad Keselowski and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge driven by Kurt Busch in the Sprint Cup Series; the No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge driven by Sam Hornish Jr. in the Nationwide Series and the No. 3 Team Penske IndyCar driven by three-time Indianapolis 500 Champion Helio Castroneves.

“We are excited to welcome SKF to the Penske Racing team,” said Roger Penske. “The addition of SKF’s technical knowledge and specialized mechanical expertise will be a significant benefit to our teams’ ability to win across all of our racing categories.”

”We are excited to be associated with Penske Racing,” said Poul Jeppesen, President of SKF North America. “Their reputation for quality, preparation and consistency are a perfect match to the products SKF manufactures and the services we sell.”

SKF is a longtime backer and innovator in motorsports, worldwide. The company has worked the Ferrari Formula One team since 1947; the longest technical supplier relationship in the sport. Ferrari's F1 machines contain over 150 components designed and manufactured exclusively by SKF. The company also maintains a close racing partnership with Ducati.

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