Axalta Launches axaltaracing.com Celebrating its Global Racing Partner Portfolio
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) announced today the launch of its new Axalta Racing website, the race fan's home for up-to-date news and information regarding the company's network of global partnerships in motorsports.
Axalta's racing partnership teams include defending Formula 1 Constructors' Champion Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, 12-time NASCAR Cup Series owner's championship winner Hendrick Motorsports, seven-time Team World Champion Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, two-time Rolex 24 At Daytona champions Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, and more.
"We are thrilled to be launching the new axaltaracing.com, that will offer our customers, employees, partners, and race fans around the world a one-stop shop for news, information, and content across Axalta's entire racing portfolio," said Joseph McDougall, Executive Vice President and President Global Refinish and EMEA. "The site is truly unique because it offers global racing content for fans across more than a dozen racing series all on one site, and with access that allows us to offer perspectives directly from the track."
"Axalta's nearly 30-year history in racing has been about performance along with the style and flair of the sport," continued McDougall, "and that's exactly what this new website will celebrate. Axalta paints winners and axaltaracing.com represents the commitment we have to our partners, teams, and drivers across all of our racing series."
Axalta's presence in racing dates back to the early 1990s, headlined by a partnership with Hendrick Motorsports and Jeff Gordon that launched in 1992. While that relationship has continued, Axalta's motorsports involvement has spread all over the world to Formula 1, MotoGP, IMSA, WEC, Snocross, and NHRA Pro Stock, in addition to participating in series across Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina.
The new racing website will feature a regular interview series hosted by legendary driver and four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon that will take you around the world and inside the minds of the most popular drivers, crew chiefs, team owners, and personalities in all of motorsports. In addition, axaltaracing.com will showcase upcoming paint schemes and the stories behind some of the most iconic looks, as well as the latest on Axalta's technologies, a behind-the-scenes view into the world of motorsports, and weekly race recaps from around the globe.
"In racing you must constantly improve," McDougall said. "Once a race ends, your competitors know everything you've done. You then must reinvent yourself for success the next week. That constant passion for improved performance is fully aligned with Axalta and our values. Our ability to learn from our partners about technology, speed, and their passion to win, are all enormous benefits for Axalta."
"Our website will be regularly updated with new information and we hope our followers check in often to catch up on the latest news," concluded McDougall. "We are excited that our customers and fans will have the opportunity to engage with the Axalta brand in a unique way and connect even closer with our drive for performance in everything we do."
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information, visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.