Sherwin-Williams, 3M, and Greg Biffle to defend NASCAR victory
Cleveland—Sherwin-Williams announced that it would be defending its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race victory at the Kansas Speedway. Sherwin-Williams Chairman and CEO Chris Connor made the announcement that the company would again partner with 3M and the No. 16 Ford Fusion driven by Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing.
Biffle joined Connor and more than 500 Sherwin-Williams ‘team members’ to take another ‘victory lap’ with the Kansas race trophy, reflect on the win, and unveil the No. 16 car’s new paint scheme for this year’s event. The race will now be called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 (fourth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup), to be held in Kansas City on Oct. 9.
The Sherwin-Williams logo was prominently displayed at the 2010 Kansas Speedway race as Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing team led 59 of the final 61 laps, winning by 7.638 seconds. It was the largest margin of victory in NASCAR last year.
“This was a special opportunity to work with one of our valued suppliers, 3M, and together experience the thrill of victory lane,” Connor said. “It was incredible to see Greg Biffle cross the finish line first on national television in the Sherwin-Williams/3M Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion.”
“For years, some of the biggest names in racing have trusted their race car finishes to Sherwin-Williams. In fact, more than a dozen NASCAR teams currently use Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, more than any other paint supplier,” said Bobby Moody, director of motorsports for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “We want all of our teams to know that for us it always is, and will be, about the finish. We aim to help teams cross the finish line and ensure that their cars and their sponsors always look good circling the track.” The victory also represents the first time a car painted in AWX Waterborne Basecoat from Sherwin-Williams, won in NASCAR.
“We had an incredible race in Kansas City, and I was excited to take the Sherwin-Williams/3M car to victory lane, and we’re really looking forward to doing it again,” said Biffle, who has sported Sherwin-Williams coatings on his cars for many years. In fact, he and more than 30 other drivers who now feature Sherwin-Williams finishes have more than 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup victories between them and make up a virtual ‘who’s who’ of motorsports’ finest finishers. The motorsports teams using Sherwin-Williams products include:
- Richard Childress Racing
- Roush Fenway Racing
- Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
- Joe Gibbs Racing
- Richard Petty Motorsports
- Michael Waltrip Racing
- Furniture Row Racing
- Robbie Gordon Motorsports
- Wood Brothers Racing
- Germain Racing
- Tommy Baldwin Racing
- JTG Motorsports
- Phoenix Racing