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Sherwin-Williams Recognizes 2015 NASCAR ‘Fastest Lap’ Contingency Award Winners

Award recognizes eligible drivers who turn the fastest lap of each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race throughout the season.

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The Sherwin-Williams Fastest-Lap Contingency Award recognizes the eligible driver who turns the fastest lap of each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race throughout the season. Each week, the award winner receives $5,500 per race, and then a check for $100,000 is presented to the overall winner at the end of the season.

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Sherwin-Williams is the “Official Paint of NASCAR,” as well as the “Official Automotive Paint” and “Official Transportation Finishes of NASCAR.”

Last year, Matt Kenseth, driving the No. 20 Toyota Camry, won the Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap annual award and $100,000. He was honored at NASCAR’s Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon in Las Vegas. With the 2015 racing season well under way, NASCAR and Sherwin-Williams announced the first 10 weekly winners of the “Fastest Lap Award” which include:

  • Daytona 500 (Daytona Int’l Speedway): Carl Edwards No. 19 car, Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 (Atlanta Motor Speedway): Denny Hamlin No. 11 car, Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Kobalt 400 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway): Kyle Larson No. 42 car, Chip Ganassi Racing
  • CampingWorld.com 500 (Phoenix International Raceway): Matt Kenseth, No. 20 car, Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Auto Club 400 (Auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif.): David Ragan No. 18 car, Joe Gibbs Racing
  • STP 500 (Martinsville Speedway) Denny Hamlin, No. 11 car, Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Duck Commander 500 (Texas Motor Speedway) Jamie McMurray, No. 1, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
  • Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer (Bristol Motor Speedway) Matt Kenseth, No. 20 car, Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond International Raceway) A.J. Allmendinger, No. 47 car, JTG Daughtery Racing
  • GEICO 500 (Talladega Superspeedway) Carl Edwards, No. 19 car, Joe Gibbs Racing

Sherwin-Williams is in its second year as a Contingency Sponsor in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Touring & Weekly Series.

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“Today, more than a dozen NASCAR teams currently use Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes,” said Bobby Moody, director of motorsports for Sherwin-Williams. “The 30-plus drivers who now use Sherwin-Williams have more than 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories between them and make up a virtual ‘who’s who’ of motorsports’ finest finishers.”

The roster of NASCAR motorsports teams using Sherwin-Williams products includes:

  • Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Richard Childress Racing
  • Roush Fenway Racing
  • Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
  • Michael Waltrip Racing
  • Furniture Row Racing
  • Front Row Motorsports
  • Germain Racing
  • JTG Daugherty Racing
  • HScott Motorsports
  • BK Racing

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