Dario Franchitti won the recent 96th running of the Indianapolis 500, while his Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon finished the race a close second. Both cars crossed the famed all-brick finish line with the ULTRA 7000 basecoat-clearcoat refinish system provided by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.
In winning this third Indianapolis 500, the crown jewel of the Izod Indy Car Series, Franchitti won a thrilling, wheel-to-wheel, battle-to-the-end contest that saw multiple lead lap changes among the race leaders. In fact, there were an Indianapolis 500 record 34 lead changes overall. For his victory, Franchitti received a winner’s share of $2.47 million from the $13,285,000 overall purse. Dixon received $1,102,000 as runner-up.
For years, the cars of some of the biggest names in racing have featured Sherwin-Williams finishes.
“Several Indy Car teams and over a dozen NASCAR teams currently use Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes,” said Bobby Moody, director of motorsports for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “We aim to help teams cross the finish line and ensure that their cars and their sponsors always look good circling the track."
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