SKF will be a featured co-primary sponsor on the No. 22 Ford Mustang driven by Brad Keselowski as he tries to make it two in a row for Penske Racing in the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series at this Saturday’s Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“Sam Hornish, Jr. did a great job driving to victory lane last week in Las Vegas,” said Keselowski. “Hopefully, we can make it two in a row for Penske Racing and bring home a trophy for the SKF/Discount Tire No. 22 Ford Mustang.”
SKF and Penske Racing are in the second season of a multi-year racing partnership that saw Keselowski win the Sprint Cup Championship in the partnership’s first year together last season.
In addition to being a co-primary sponsor at Bristol Motor Speedway, SKF will be a co-primary sponsor for the No. 22 Ford Mustang at Richmond International Raceway on April 26. SKF also is scheduled to be a primary sponsor of Penske Racing’s No. 12 Ford Fusion for two Sprint Cup Series races, at Kansas Speedway on April 21, and at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 20, which will take place during the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Throughout the 2013 racing season, SKF will be featured in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series, as well as the IZOD IndyCar Series. Race fans will see the SKF brand showcased in the Sprint Cup Series on the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford driven by Brad Keselowski and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford driven by Joey Logano; and in the Nationwide Series on the No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts/WURTH Ford driven by Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford driven by Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney. In addition, SKF will be showcased in the IndyCar Series on the No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet driven by three-time Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves, who scored two victories in 2012, including the season-opening St. Petersburg Grand Prix.
As a technical partner to the entire Penske Racing organization, SKF brings its world-class knowledge of reducing friction to both the NASCAR and IndyCar racing arenas. Partnering since November 2011, SKF and Penske Racing have more than 25 different application and development projects, drawing from all five of SKF’s technology competence areas: bearings, seals, lubrication, mechatronics and services.