MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 5, 2016) – Team Penske will celebrate its landmark 50th anniversary season with fans in some unique ways in 2016. One of those ways is to give away a brand new Mustang.
Today, the team launched the #Penske50 Mustang Sweepstakes – a special online promotion in conjunction with Ford that will see one lucky fan win a Ford Mustang GT as part of a year-long celebration of Team Penske’s 50 years in motorsports.
Building awareness through its online and social media channels while giving back to its loyal fans, Team Penske is teaming up with partners Ford and Shell for the #Penske50 Mustang Sweepstakes. A Team Penske fan will have the opportunity to win a 2016 Ford Mustang GT and a year’s supply of Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline. The sweepstakes launched this week and lasts through November 30. Fans can register for the #Penske50 Mustang Sweepstakes by visiting www.TeamPenske.com.
Team Penske and Ford have enjoyed a long-standing relationship in NASCAR that dates back to 1976 with Bobby Allison racing a Mercury at Daytona International Speedway. The partnership also produced 23 race wins with Rusty Wallace between 1994 and 2001. Team Penske and Ford teamed up again in 2013 and the two winning companies have continued to build on the success together on track.
Team Penske and Ford have produced 20 Sprint Cup Series wins over the last three seasons, including the 2015 Daytona 500 with Joey Logano, 28 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) victories and three-consecutive NXS Owners’ Championships with the No. 22 Mustang team.
In 2016, Team Penske is also encouraging fans to share their favorite moments in team history by posting social media content all year long with the hashtag #Penske50. This content will be shared over the course of the season and displayed with special photo galleries and video features celebrating Team Penske’s 50 years in racing online at www.TeamPenske.com/Penske50.
Ford’s racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn, Mich. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series), TUDOR SportsCar Championship, Chinese Touring Car Championship, V8 Supercars, Formula Ford and NHRA sportman drag racing. In addition, Ford’s action motorsport programs involve Global RallyCross, FIA World Rallycross, Formula Drift, Rally America and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The department also oversees the development and marketing of Ford’s racing engines and performance parts, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. For more information regarding Ford racing’s activities, please visit www.fordperformance.com, www.facebook.com/FordRacing, OfficialFordRacing on Instagram and @FordRacing on Twitter.
About Team Penske
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary during the 2016 season. Dating back to its first race in the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 420 major race wins, over 480 pole positions and 28 National Championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. In its storied history, the team has also earned 16 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring and a Formula One win. Over 80 drivers have raced for Team Penske over the years. For more information about Team Penske, please visit www.teampenske.com.