Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Is First and Second at 2012 Indy 500 - BodyShop Business

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Is First and Second at 2012 Indy 500

ULTRA 7000 basecoat-clearcoat refinish system was on both Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon's cars as they crossed the finish line.

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."


More information:

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes

You May Also Like

Crash Champions, NABC Donate Recycled Rides to California Mom

Crash Champions and the NABC recently donated a refurbished vehicle to a Palm Springs, Calif., mom as part of the NABC’s annual charity golf tournament.

Crash Champions announced that its collision repair team joined hands with the National Auto Body Council (NABC), the Loma Linda Children's Hospital and local non-profit organizations to pull off a celebratory vehicle giveaway on Jan. 17 to a Palm Springs, Calif., mom at the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort as part of the NABC's annual charity golf tournament.

NABC Announces New Level One Partner

The NABC announced that the Collision Advice Legacy Group Spartan 300 has joined them as a level one partner.

SEMA Battle of the Builders TV Special Premieres Jan. 28

All-new, behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews from the newest SEMA Battle of Builders competition will premiere on Jan. 28, 2023 at 9 a.m. EST on the History Channel’s Drive Block and A+E Network’s FYI.

HD Repair Forum Sets Content for 2023 Conference

The HD Repair Forum announced that it has set its educational sessions for its 2023 conference April 18-19 at the Hilton Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas.

Northwood Receives $100K in Scholarship Funds from CDK Global

Northwood University has received a $100,000 gift from CDK Global Inc. to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the university’s Automotive Marketing and Management Program.

Other Posts

NABC Announces Winners of Pars for Cars Golf Fundraiser

Each year, the NABC and its member partners raise funds to support hundreds of NABC Recycled Rides car presentations to those in need.

AASP-MN to Hold 21st Annual Race for Automotive Education

This event serves as the primary fundraiser for the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund, which provides financial resources to automotive students.

Crash Champions Acquires Crocketts Premier Auto Body

Crash Champions announced it has finalized the acquisition of Crocketts Premier Auto Body in Pinole, Calif.

NABC Gifts Recycled Ride to Kansas City Mom

The NABC, along with GEICO, CARSTAR Metcalf, Meineke Car Care and Premiere Services, recently gifted a refurbished vehicle to a Kansas City mother and her special-needs child via the Recycled Rides program.