TEAM PENSKE WELCOMES WURTH AS A PRIMARY SPONSOR OF THE NO. 2 FORD IN THE 2014 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
by Official Release On Wed, Jan. 22, 2014
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 22, 2014) – Wurth will serve as a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion for four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2014. Team Penske announced that the No. 2 Wurth Ford, with former series champion Brad Keselowski behind the wheel, will make its debut on March 23 at the Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, Calif. Wurth will also be an associate sponsor on the No. 2 Team Penske Ford for the balance of the 2014 season.
The Wurth Group first partnered with Team Penske in 2012 and the leading automotive, industrial and woodworking supply company has served as a primary sponsor for the team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and an associate partner on the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion over the last two seasons.
“We’re pleased to welcome Wurth as a primary sponsor on the No. 2 Ford team,” said Keselowski. “The Wurth Group has done a terrific job of activating their partnership with Team Penske and we’ll work together to take the relationship to a new level this season. We’re all excited to race the red and white Wurth Ford Fusion in 2014.”
“We are very excited about continuing our relationship with Team Penske and Brad Keselowski,” said Robert Stolz, Wurth North America Chief Executive. “Since our relationship started two years ago, many of our customers and associates have enjoyed the partnership and we look forward to taking this to the next level with the Wurth Car now in the Cup Series. We consider Brad to be a part of our Wurth family of businesses, and we cherish being associated with Roger Penske and his extraordinary organization. This promises to be another fantastic year for Wurth Racing.”
While this season marks just its third season as a partner in North American motorsports, Wurth has been actively involved in European racing for over 30 years supporting teams in various disciplines including Formula One and the DTM Series.
“Wurth is a global leader in the automotive and industrial supply business and we are excited to have them join the No. 2 Ford team as a primary sponsor this season,” said Roger Penske. “Wurth has brought value to our company and to our partners as well. This demonstrates the commitment of Team Penske to building lasting business relationships and we will work together with the Wurth team to continue to grow this partnership.”
The Wurth Companies of North America provide professionals with everything they need to succeed in the Automotive, Industrial and Woodworking Industries. Wurth USA provides unparalleled quality and service to its partners in the Automotive & Transportation sector, helping them to operate with greater efficiency and profitability. Wurth Industry of North America specializes in the implementation of vendor managed inventory programs for industrial production; with 420,000 line items available, Wurth Industry is the most complete C-parts supplier in the industry. Wurth North American Wood Division companies build strong partnerships for the cabinet and woodworking professional by providing premier manufacturer brands combined with superior delivery systems through their own fleet. Globally, The Wurth Group’s 400 companies and 32,000 sales representatives in 84 countries serve over 3 million customers every day. www.wurthusa.com
About Team Penske
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced more than 380 major race wins, over 430 pole positions and 25 National Championships. The team has also earned 15 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history. For more information about Team Penske, please visit www.teampenske.com.