Wurth Extends Partnership on No. 2 Ford in Cup Series

October 23, 2014

MOORESVILLE, NC (October 23, 2014) – Team Penske has reached a multi-year extension agreement with the Wurth Group to continue as a key partner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS). Under the terms of the new agreement, Wurth will be a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion for three 2015 NSCS races and Wurth will once again serve as an associate sponsor for the balance of the season on the No. 2 Ford.

After initially joining forces for the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, Wurth and Team Penske took their partnership to a new level this year with Wurth stepping up as a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Ford driven by 2012 NSCS champion Brad Keselowski for select races. A leading supplier of high-quality automotive and industrial parts, cabinet supplies and fasteners that includes more than 40,000 customers across the nation, The Wurth Group will continue to support Keselowski and the No. 2 Team Penske Ford team moving forward.

“We are proud of the relationship that Team Penske has built with Wurth over the last three seasons,” said Roger Penske. “Wurth has experienced great success with our teams and we will work with them to build on our accomplishments with Brad and the No. 2 Ford."

The Wurth Group first became involved in NASCAR racing through its partnership with Team Penske, but the company has been involved in motorsports since 1982, serving as a partner in both the DTM and Formula One racing series.

“Our business has enjoyed the association with Team Penske,” said Robert Stolz, CEO of Wurth Line North America. “From our events at the race track to our products used in the team’s state-of-the-art racing facility – Wurth has been truly integrated with Team Penske and our partnership has exceeded expectations. We look forward to growing our business and the relationship even further over the coming years.”

The No. 2 Wurth Ford Fusion has produced a pair of top-two finishes among four starts in 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition and Keselowski continues the pursuit of his second series championship in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup as he leads the series with six victories this season.

“It has been great to have Wurth on board the No. 2 Ford this year,” said Keselowski. “One of the things that stands out about our relationship with Wurth is that not only do I see their name and colors on our cars – I see their products being put to good use in our race shop. I think that says a lot about our relationship and they have been a big part of our success this season.”

About the Wurth Group
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 400 major race wins, over 450 pole positions and 26 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.