Carlisle Companies Partnership Extended
June 14, 2013
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 14, 2013) – Penske Racing announced today that it has extended its partnership with Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) through the 2016 season.
In addition to Carlisle’s continued support of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion driven by 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski, the new agreement will also include associate branding for the company on a Team Penske IZOD IndyCar Series car beginning in 2014.
"Carlisle Companies is truly an integrated partner of Penske Racing," said Roger Penske. "They have been a great business partner while providing us with high-quality components for our race cars that have been an important part of our success. We are proud to continue that partnership with our NASCAR program, while also growing the relationship to include our IZOD IndyCar Series entries starting next season."
Carlisle Companies joined the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford team prior to the 2011 NASCAR season – the same year that Keselowski began competing in the iconic race car.
"I really feel a special connection to Carlisle because they came onboard with the ‘Blue Deuce’ the same year that I did," said Keselowski. "I think it is safe to say that our partnership has produced fantastic results and I look forward to winning many more races with the support of such a great company behind me."
Since joining the Penske Racing partner lineup in 2011, Carlisle Companies and the No. 2 team have produced eight wins, 28 top-five finishes and the 2012 Sprint Cup Series championship.
"When you are associated with Penske Racing, you are clearly associated with a first-class organization," said Dave Roberts, President and CEO of Carlisle Companies, Inc. "Having raced for many years myself, I know what the Penske name represents in motorsports. It was truly an honor to be a part of their first Cup Series championship. We are now able to pursue another championship, while also going after an IndyCar title as well."
About Carlisle Companies
Carlisle Companies Incorporated is a global diversified company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products that serve a broad range of niche markets including commercial roofing, energy, agriculture, lawn and garden, mining and construction equipment, aerospace and electronics, dining and food delivery, and healthcare. Through its group of decentralized operating companies led by entrepreneurial management teams Carlisle Companies brings innovative product solutions to solve the challenges its customers face. The nearly 12,000 Carlisle employees worldwide, who generated $3.6 billion in net sales in 2012, are focused on continuously improving the value of the Carlisle brand by developing the best products, ensuring the highest quality and providing unequaled customer service in the many industries they serve.