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SKF to sponsor Ryan Blaney at Richmond International Raceway

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SKF will be a featured co-primary sponsor on the No. 22 Ford Mustang driven by Ryan Blaney as he attempts to capture his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the 2014 season in this Friday’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

“I’m excited to be piloting the No. 22 SKF/Discount Tire Ford Mustang this weekend in Richmond,” said Blaney. “It’s also a great way to get track time leading up to next weekend’s Kansas Cup Race where I’ll drive the No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion. It will be an exciting two weeks for me and SKF.”

In addition to being a co-primary sponsor for two Nationwide series races (Bristol and Richmond), SKF also will be a primary sponsor of Team Penske’s No. 12 Ford Fusion for three Sprint Cup Series races, at Kansas Speedway on May 10, at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, and at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, which will take place during the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

Throughout the 2014 racing season, SKF will be featured in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series, as well as the Verizon IndyCar Series. Race fans will see the SKF brand showcased in the Sprint Cup Series on the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford driven by Brad Keselowski and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford driven by Joey Logano; and in the Nationwide Series on the No. 22 Ford Mustang driven by Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney. In addition, SKF will be showcased in the IndyCar Series on the No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet driven by three-time Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves.

As a technical partner to the entire Team Penske organization, SKF brings its world-class knowledge of reducing friction to both the NASCAR and IndyCar racing arenas. Partnering since November 2011, SKF and Team Penske have over 25 different application and development projects, drawing from all five of SKF’s technology competence areas: bearings, seals, lubrication, mechatronics and services.

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