IndyCar: PPG sponsorship moves from McLaughlin to Newgarden

PPG has announced it will sponsor Team Penske’s #2 Josef Newgarden in 8 of the 17 races that comprise the 2022 IndyCar Series.

The paint supplier last year sponsored Scott McLaughlin’s debut season.

“For nearly 40 years, PPG and Team Penske have teamed up on the track to ensure our race cars not only look incredible with PPG paints, coatings and specialty materials, our partnership also helps us maintain the highest standards of performance,” said team boss Roger Penske.

“The collaboration between PPG and Team Penske represents one of the longest partnerships in motorsports, and we look forward to building on that success together in the future.”

The American has previously raced with PPG backing, campaigning a blue and white livery in 2019.

“I am excited about the upcoming IndyCar Series season and once again representing PPG on our No. 2 Chevrolet for Team Penske,” said Newgarden.

“The PPG car is one of the coolest-looking cars in the paddock and is always a fan favorite.

“I can’t wait to get the season started and to show off the No. 2 PPG Chevrolet’s incredible profile.”