XPEL Extends Team Penske IndyCar Sponsorship

XPEL Extends Team Penske IndyCar Sponsorship | THE SHOPTeam Penske driver and 2021 NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year Scott McLaughlin will compete in the No. 3 XPEL Chevrolet at three races during the upcoming IndyCar Series season, the protective films and coatings provider announced.

McLaughlin will first race the XPEL Chevy in the series race at Texas Motor Speedway where the company will also serve as the event title sponsor – the XPEL 375 on March 20. The No. 3 XPEL IndyCar and McLaughlin will also race on the streets of Toronto on July 17 and in the championship finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Sept. 11.

“I feel really blessed to be able to represent a great partner in XPEL so early in my career here in America,” said McLaughlin. “XPEL is no stranger to Victory Lane – and we were so close to winning at Texas last year – so the confidence of the No. 3 team will be high when we return there in March. Winning for XPEL on their home turf in the race that they sponsor would be one of the biggest wins of my career.”

Team Penske welcomed XPEL to its partner lineup in 2020 as the San Antonio-based company served as a primary sponsor on the No. 2 Chevrolet with driver Josef Newgarden over the last two IndyCar Series seasons. Last July, Newgarden drove the No. 2 XPEL Chevrolet to Victory Lane in dominating fashion at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

“We are excited to see Scott represent XPEL in the yellow and black No. 3 Chevrolet this season,” said Robert Bezner, vice president, brand at XPEL.  “So much of our business success is attributed to passionate brand representation by our global installer network. That is the same spirit we see in Scott and we are counting down the days until we join him in Victory Lane.”

A.J. Hecht

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