âWe Paint Winnersâ 400 will air live on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday, June 5
Online PR News – 15-June-2016 – Glen Mills, PA – Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is the title sponsor for the second consecutive year at this Sundayâs NASCARÂŽ Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. The Axalta âWe Paint Winnersâ 400 will air live on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday, June 5, at 1 p.m. EDT.
The âWe Paint Winnersâ slogan reflects Axaltaâs 150 years of commitment to quality, performance and technology -â attributes that help create winners on the track and for Axaltaâs customers worldwide. To recognize its 150th anniversary in 2016, Axalta invited its Philadelphia-area employees and a number of customers to attend the race.
âI look forward to celebrating the milestone of our 150th anniversary with employees and customers at this special track,â said Mike Carr â Axalta President, North America. âThe Tricky Triangle has played host to some memorable days over the years. This will be another one for us at Axalta and hopefully for one lucky fan, too.â
Axalta also partnered with Pocono Raceway to give away $88,000 to one lucky fan should Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS team take the checkered flag.
âI think the track probably still has a lot of grip because itâs been recently paved, but the low downforce package has been fun everywhere weâve gone thus far so I anticipate it being even more enjoyable,â said Earnhardt. âWe just want the cars to be slicker, harder to drive and slower with more off-throttle time. When we get there for the Axalta âWe Paint Winnersâ 400, itâll be interesting to see how much the track has changed in the last year because of how harsh the winters are there.â
Earnhardt has won 26 races, including two Daytona 500s, in his 18 years in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He is a 13-time winner of NASCARâs Most Popular Driver Award as voted by the fans.
Carr will be available for media interviews at a press conference on Saturday, June 4 at 11:45 a.m. at Pocono Raceway Media Center.
About Axalta Coating Systems â Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.