Keselowski wins Bristol
Florence, Kentucky, August 31, 2011 –Mazak Corporation, a Penske Racing technical sponsor, congratulates Penske Racing on its winning performance this weekend during the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, and the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
On Sunday, August 28 in Sonoma, Team Penske drivers Power, Castroneves and Briscoe swept the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma race. Will Power took the checkered flag in the No. 12 Verizon car for his IZOD IndyCar Series-leading fifth win of the season. And rounding out the Penske 1-2-3 win, teammates Helio Castroneves in the No. 3 Guidepoint Systems Team Penske Dallara/Honda, took second place and Ryan Briscoe in the No. 6 Penske Truck Rental Dallara/Honda finished in the third place position.
Not to be outdone by his IndyCar teammates, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Penske Racing Team driver Brad Keselowski, in the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger, secured his third win of 2011 in the Irwin ToolsNight Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night, August 27. The finish solidifies the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team’s hold on the No. 1 wild card position for the “Chase for the Championship.”
Penske Racing uses Mazak machines to manufacture various critical car components and maintains that “the team couldn’t do what it does on the racetrack without Mazak machine tool technology.”
Mazak has been a proud Penske Racing sponsor since 1994, and the Mazak logo can be seen on all of the IndyCar winglets, as well as on the NASCAR Series cars.
About Mazak Corporation
Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productivity-improving machine toolsolutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky recently increased its production capacity to 150 machines per month in 2011. The facility’s “Production on Demand” manufacturing concept uses the latest in machine tool technologies as part of its lean strategy. Continuous training and development of the workforce has created a “lean” culture, which has created opportunities for continuing growth in America. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to its customers. For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit www.mazakusa.com or follow us on Twitter at @MazakCorp and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MazakCorp.