Published on February 5th 2021 in

McLaughlin carries familiar colours to IndyCar

Kiwi star, Scott McLaughlin, will enter his rookie NTT IndyCar Series season with backing from a supporter with whom he is very well acquainted– PPG!

For reigning and three-times Supercars champion, Scott McLaughlin, 2021 is shaping up as something radically different to what he has known in the past. Having relocated to the US, he will swap touring cars for open-wheel racing as he transitions to a full-season IndyCar program with the legendary Team Penske. For his rookie season, the 27-year-old Christchurch native will represent one of Team Penske’s longest-active partners, PPG. Scott actually shares an association with PPG that goes back to his earliest days of racing. For 2021 Team Penske is thrilled to celebrate its 37th season with PPG, according to Roger Penske, Penske founder, chairman and CEO.

“PPG is a global, industry-leading brand that has been a terrific partner with Team Penske for more than three decades. Our relationship with PPG has continued to grow and reach across all areas of our business. We are excited about the newest racing opportunity in our partnership, as PPG teams up with the No. 3 team and Scott for his first full season competing in the NTT IndyCar Series.”

Scott enjoyed an incredibly successful four-years at DJR Team Penske, helping secure three team championships and winning the driver’s title in each of the last three seasons. Over the course of his nine-year Supercars career, he won 56 races and 76 poles which already ranks him amongst the team’s all-time leaders in career victories (third) and poles (second). Scott is set to kick off the 2021 season on 18 April at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama.

“It is surreal to think my first full season in the IndyCar Series is almost here. I am truly living out my dreams and to have PPG on board as our primary partner is amazing. I watched the beautiful blue and white PPG cars compete over the last few years and they look amazing on the track. It is going to be an honour to represent PPG in the No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet this season.”

In addition to the 2021 partnership with Scott and the No. 3 team, PPG will continue as a sponsor for Team Penske’s NASCAR Xfinity Series program with 2020 series champion Austin Cindric.

“The relationship with Team Penske has been extremely successful for PPG, both on and off the track,” said Bill Shaw, PPG Director, Strategic Accounts, Automotive Refinish. “We are excited to add another chapter to our history with Scott McLaughlin and the No. 3 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet team. Scott has proven himself to be one of the most talented race car drivers in the world and we know success in his new opportunity with the team is just around the corner. PPG is excited to be a part of that.”

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