Team Penske announced on Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of this weekend’s GMR Grand Prix at the IMS road course that they have extended their 40 plus year partnership with Snap-On Tools across their NTT IndyCar Series and their MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES programmes.
Snap-On will also play a key role in Penskes Porsche IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship programme from 2023.
Speaking about the news, team owner Roger Penske commented saying:
We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Snap-on and we look forward to building on our partnership beyond our motorsports programs for the future. “Snap-on has been a trusted partner and a cornerstone of our racing success for well over 40 years. From Indianapolis 500 victories to NASCAR Championships, Snap-on has helped us win both on and off the track and we are excited to carry that tradition forward.”
Snap-on is Team Penske’s longest sponsor with a partnership that began in 1981. That season, Snap-on celebrated its first Indianapolis 500 win as Bobby Unser delivered a victory for the team in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Snap-on also began its long-time association with Team Penske racing legend and current team advisor Rick Mears that season, as he went on to win the CART/INDYCAR championship. Since then, Snap-on has continued to be a primary partner on both Team Penske’s winning INDYCAR and NASCAR programs.
Nick Pinchuk, chairman and CEO of Snap-on commented saying:
The Penske organization has maintained a legendary and prominent place in the history of professional car racing and in the annals of American Industry. “Snap-on has been quite fortunate and pleased to partner across a number of our businesses with such a special and successful team that has shared our respect for the dignity of work for over four decades. We are quite excited that today’s new agreement will enable that valued relationship to continue for many years to come.
Scott McLaughlin commented saying:
I’m always pumped to represent brands that I can relate to, and I can definitely relate to the Snap-on team with their great tools and their important Makers and Fixers campaign. “I love tinkering with cars and anything automotive and have my entire life, so I understand their special focus on those in the trade professions. Plus, the car looks bloody good, with the subtle tools within the livery design, it’s one of my favorite cars to drive all year long. I’m excited to see them continue their journey with Team Penske for sure.