DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR and Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), announced today a multi-year agreement making Axalta, once again, the “Official Paint Partner of NASCAR.”“Our affiliation with NASCAR runs deep,” said Charles Shaver, Chairman and CEO, Axalta. “We were the Official Finish for nearly 20 years before taking some time to strategically develop our program. Today, with this new agreement, we can grow our reach and leverage partnerships throughout the sport for business development opportunities with likeminded companies who need or use coatings. Motorsports represents all the things we see in ourselves; teamwork, high performance, a drive to be better, and winning!”MORE: Best of the Axalta paint schemesAs part of the partnership, Axalta joins the NASCAR Fuel for Business Council®, bringing together an exclusive group of more than 50 Official NASCAR Partners to buy and sell products and services from one another. Axalta develops, manufactures and supplies coatings to nearly anything with wheels, along with thousands of industrial applications that exist throughout the world. Nearly anything that needs paint for protection, weatherability, durability or an enhanced appearance will have use for Axalta’s highly engineered products.“Axalta is a category leader and we’re pleased to welcome them back to our diverse portfolio of Official Partners,” said Daryl Wolfe, Chief Sales and Partnership Officer, NASCAR and ISC. “This new agreement is largely in place due to the strong return on investment Axalta receives in the sport. This partnership will further complement that integrated approach and drive business for years to come.”Axalta has a long tradition of excellence in NASCAR, dating back to 1992 when it sponsored a 21-year-old rookie from California, Jeff Gordon. In 2016, Axalta became the fifth Founding Partner at Daytona International Speedway’s (DIS) new motorsports stadium, receiving 32,000 square feet of branding and engagement opportunities in the Center Injector. Additionally, the brand serves as a primary sponsor with Hendrick Motorsports, a partnership that has been in place for more than a quarter century.Axalta’s relationship with the sanctioning body dates to 1996, when it became an Official Partner, a partnership that spanned 17 years.The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ season kicks off with the 60th annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (channel 90), with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.
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1 Theo Walcott scored the only goal as Arsenal beat Wolfsburg to win the Emirates Cup for the first time in five years.The 26-year-old England international hit the winner in the second half of a low-key 1-0 victory.Arsenal were favourites to win their own friendly competition, but Villarreal’s 2-0 victory over Lyon meant the Gunners had to beat last season’s Bundesliga runners-up to lift the trophy.Mesut Ozil was the only player retained from Saturday’s 6-0 hammering over Lyon as Arsene Wenger rotated his starting line-upPetr Cech – making his first appearance at the Emirates following a summer move from Chelsea – should have been tested early on but former Gunners striker Nicklas Bendtner failed to control Kevin De Bruyne’s cross.Wolfsburg continued to press in the early exchanges and came close when Christian Trasch’s low shot was deflected behind by Nacho Monreal.Walcott, deployed in his preferred central striker position, had Arsenal’s best chance of the first half when he was played in by Ozil and forced a good stop from Diego Benaglio.The former Southampton graduate did have the ball in the net after 33 minutes, but his lofted effort was correctly chalked off for offside.World Cup winner Ozil was having a much quieter afternoon but almost steered Monreal’s low cross past Benaglio as the first half drew to a close, with neither side having crafted a clear-cut chance to break the deadlock.Chuba Akpom replaced Ozil at the break, which saw Walcott move to the right flank.Despite his shift, the Englishman was the man to open the scoring five minutes into the second half as he picked up Jeff Reine-Adelaide’s pass and finished coolly to put Arsenal ahead.De Bruyne – a reported £60m target for Manchester City – fired high and wide as the visitors looked to respond, with Ricardo Rodriguez stinging the palms of Cech on the hour mark.Cech was again on hand to push Josuha Guilavogui’s drilled effort behind for a corner as every touch for the Czech Republic international was met with cheers from the home fans.Wenger introduced Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the bench late on but Walcott’s goal proved to be enough for the Gunners.Next up for Arsenal is next Sunday’s Community Shield showdown with Chelsea. Then-Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta lifts the Emirates Cup