New Zealand’s latest addition to the IndyCar Series grid, Scott McLaughlin will don a fresh blue-and-white livery on his Team Penske-Chevrolet at 10 of the 17 rounds in the 2021 season.
McLaughlin made his IndyCar debut at the 2020 finale in St. Petersburg. There, he ran Penske’s Shell livery, similar to the colours he wore with Dick Johnson Racing in the Supercars Championship.
But for 2021, his car will run with PPG colours at Barber Motorsports Park, Texas, Detroit, Mid-Ohio, Toronto, Portland, Laguna Seca and Long Beach.
The paint manufacturer has previously been the primary sponsor on other Penske cars, namely Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud (main image) and Juan Pablo Montoya.
The official look of McLaughlin’s 2021 challenger will be revealed closer to the start of the new season.
“It is surreal to think my first full season in the IndyCar Series is almost here,” McLaughlin said. “I am truly living out my dreams and to have PPG on board as our primary partner is amazing.
“I watched the beautiful blue and white PPG cars compete over the last few years, and they look amazing on track. It is going to be an honour to represent PPG in the #3 Team Penske Dallara-Chevrolet this season.”
A second title sponsor, which McLaughlin will sport at the remaining seven events including the Indy 500, is yet to be named.
“PPG is a global, industry-leading brand that has been a terrific partner with Team Penske for more than three decades,” team owner Roger Penske said.
“Our relationship with PPG has continued to grow and reach across all areas of our business. We are excited about the newest racing opportunity in our partnership as PPG teams up with the #3 team and Scott for his first full season competing in the NTT IndyCar Series.”
The opening round of the 2021 IndyCar Series will be the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on April 18.