Swanton, Ohio -- April 30, 2015 -- Team Penske has announced DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing will sponsor driver Simon Pagenaud and the No. 22 Dallara/Chevrolet at the upcoming Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
In his first year with Team Penske, Pagenaud is the defending race winner of the event—which takes place Saturday, May 9.
DeVilbiss and parent company Finishing Brands were recently acquired by Carlisle Companies, an established partner of Team Penske. Through its Hawk Performance brake pad division, Carlisle has experienced success with Team Penske in both INDYCAR and NASCAR competitions.
“Carlisle is excited to be working with DeVilbiss, Simon Pagenaud and Team Penske for the upcoming Grand Prix of Indianapolis,” says Dave Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Carlisle Companies. “All three are top brands in their respective field and we are proud to have Simon driving the No. 22 DeVilbiss Chevrolet that will showcase our new acquisition at this event.”
Founder and Chairman of Penske Corporation, Roger Penske, echoed Roberts' sentiments.
“We are proud of the relationship we have built with Carlisle and its brands over the years and Team Penske looks forward to this new opportunity with DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing,” Penske says. “Simon was awfully tough last year in the first Grand Prix of Indianapolis and now that he is on board with us at Team Penske in the No. 22 DeVillbiss Chevrolet, we hope he can repeat that result.
"We want to help DeVillbiss grow as a company with Carlisle and a strong performance in one of the biggest races of the year will be a great start with our team and Simon.”
In the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis in 2014, Pagenaud won the first Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s infield road course. Currently in the series point standings, Pagenaud is aiming to make it back-to-back wins at the 14-turn circuit.
“This race will always be special to me, so to have a new sponsor come on board with us for the event is a great opportunity,” says Pagenaud. “I was honoured to be the first INDYCAR winner on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course last year, so hopefully there will be a lot of eyes on the No. 22 DeVillbiss Team Penske Chevy. This is a big weekend as the race begins what we hope is a memorable month of May for Team Penske at Indianapolis.”
The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, run on the 2.434-mile road course that incorporates portions of Turns 1 and 2 and the front straight of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, begins at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ABC.
To learn more about DeVilbiss, please visit autorefinishdevilbiss.com.