Team Penske renews with Carlisle Companies
Penske Racing announced today that it has extended its partnership with Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) through the 2016 season.
In addition to Carlisle’s continued support of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion driven by 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski, the new agreement will also include associate branding for the company on a Team Penske IZOD IndyCar Series car beginning in 2014.
“Carlisle Companies is truly an integrated partner of Penske Racing,” said Roger Penske. “They have been a great business partner while providing us with high-quality components for our race cars that have been an important part of our success. We are proud to continue that partnership with our NASCAR program, while also growing the relationship to include our IZOD IndyCar Series entries starting next season.”
Carlisle Companies joined the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford team prior to the 2011 NASCAR season – the same year that Keselowski began competing in the iconic race car.
“I really feel a special connection to Carlisle because they came onboard with the ‘Blue Deuce’ the same year that I did,” said Keselowski. “I think it is safe to say that our partnership has produced fantastic results and I look forward to winning many more races with the support of such a great company behind me.”
Since joining the Penske Racing partner lineup in 2011, Carlisle Companies and the No. 2 team have produced eight wins, 28 top-five finishes and the 2012 Sprint Cup Series championship.
“When you are associated with Penske Racing, you are clearly associated with a first-class organization,” said Dave Roberts, President and CEO of Carlisle Companies, Inc. “Having raced for many years myself, I know what the Penske name represents in motorsports. It was truly an honor to be a part of their first Cup Series championship. We are now able to pursue another championship, while also going after an IndyCar title as well.”