PPG Automotive Refinish has teamed up with Penske Racing to help convert the team’s racecar painting facility in Mooresville, NC, to its Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings system. The conversion began with the painting of the No. 2 Miller Lite and No. 77 Mobil 1 Penske Racing Dodge Chargers, which made their debut at the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge features the PPG Automotive Refinish logo on the deck lid.
PPG waterborne coatings specialist, Jim Skal, has been working with Penske Racing staff at their headquarters in Mooresville on the conversion process. The switch to Envirobase High Performance is part of Penske Racing’s on-going initiative to “green” business practices. Penske Racing’s teams compete in the Indy Racing League’s IndyCar Series, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and NASCAR Nationwide and Cup Series.