Sherwin-Williams announced that Denny Hamlin, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, brought home the 2016 Daytona 500 checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing as his No. 11 Toyota, finished with the ULTRA 7000 Refinish System, won the closest Daytona 500 finish in history.
Hamlin’s car wasn’t the only one sporting an ULTRA 7000 finish – fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Martin Truex Jr., in the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota, and defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch, in the No. 18 Toyota, also with Joe Gibbs Racing, finished in second and third place, respectively. Four of the top five finishers at this year’s race used Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Carl Edwards in the No. 19 Toyota finishing in fifth place.
Sherwin-Williams is the “Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR” and the “Official Transportation Coatings of NASCAR.”
“We aim to help teams cross the finish line and ensure their cars and sponsors always look good circling the track,” said Adam Chafe, vice president of marketing for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “This victory also represents yet another win for a car painted in our premium ULTRA 7000 refinish system.”
Bryan Nichols, motorsports manager for Sherwin-Williams, added, “Today, more than a dozen NASCAR teams currently use Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. The 30-plus drivers who currently 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 include:
- Joe Gibbs Racing
- Richard Childress Racing
- Roush Fenway Racing
- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
- Furniture Row Racing
- Front Row Motorsports
- Germain Racing
- JTG Daugherty Racing
- HScott Motorsports
- BK Racing
For more information about Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, or the brand’s motorsports program, visit Sherwin-automotive.com/motorsports or call (800) 798-5872.