Team Penske announced on Monday that PPG will serve as primary sponsor to NTT IndyCar Series rookie Scott McLaughlin as the New Zealander makes his full-time debut with the outfit on April 18 at Barber Motorsports Park. PPG are no stranger to Team Penske in the NTT IndyCar Series with two time series champion Josef Newgarden having run with their colours at various races during his time with the team.
McLaughlin will drive the No.3 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet for ten races during the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series having made his IndyCar Series debut with the team in the 2020 season ending Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
Speaking about the news, team owner Roger Penske said:
“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.”
McLaughlin who found great success in the Australian Supercar championship will be hoping that this success transfers over to the NTT IndyCar Series as he prepares to take over the No.3 Chevrolet made famous by Helio Castroneves during his tenure at Team Penske which included winning three Indianapolis 500’s.
McLaughlin commented saying:
“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 track. It is going to be an honor to represent PPG in the No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet this season.”
Bill Shaw, PPG director, strategic accounts, automotive refinish commented saying:
The relationship with Team Penske has been extremely successful for PPG, both on and off the track,” said“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 racecar 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.”
McLaughlin will run the No.3 PPG Chevrolet at the season opener on April 18 at Barber Motorsports Park, the doubleheader races at Texas and Detroit, as well as races this season at Mid-Ohio, Toronto, Portland, Laguna Seca and Long Beach.