Solon, OH… Permatex®, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, will look to have history on its side during this year’s Southern 500® at Darlington Raceway on September 6, 2020. The Permatex/StarCom Racing #00 Chevrolet Camaro will compete in NASCAR’s Official Throwback Weekend, which will feature many teams showcasing classic or historic graphics on their vehicles. The Permatex #00 Camaro will be sporting a special paint scheme based on the Ford V-8 Roadster that driver Milt Marion piloted to victory during America’s first stock car race, which was held at the Daytona Beach Course in 1936.
Permatex Brand Manager, Erika Marko, spoke on the throwback theme of the Darlington race, noting, “Permatex is really excited to be participating in this year’s Throwback Weekend. Permatex has a storied legacy in motorsports, especially with NASCAR. This race allows us to showcase the company’s long history of racing sponsorship and the use of Permatex products as key technologies in some historic vehicles. During that historic first race in 1936, NASCAR’s founder, Bill France Sr., built the engine on Milt Marion’s #23 Roadster without gaskets, using only Permatex Form-A-Gasket products. Marion went on to win the race at Daytona Beach and France Sr. founded NASCAR shortly after.”
The Permatex #00 Camaro will be piloted at the Southern 500® by NASCAR driver Quin Houff, who looks for his best finish yet during the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series.
“It’s totally unique to have our vehicle celebrate some of the first days of stock car racing,” noted Houff. “Our #00 Camaro will feature some amazing graphics and throwback Permatex logos. We’re hoping to capture some of that old school racing magic for a great finish this weekend!”
The Southern 500® at Darlington Raceway takes place on Sunday, September 6th, 2020, with the green flag dropping at 6:00 PM EDT. The race will be broadcast on NBC Sports, with a limited number of in-person fans allowed in the stands.
About StarCom Racing
StarCom Racing, a NASCAR Cup Series Team, based in North Carolina was launched in September 2017. SCR purchased a Charter in 2018 and ran a full schedule in 2019. SCR was formed by a collective group of seasoned NASCAR specialists, as well as successful business entrepreneurs from SCR’s parent company, StarCom Fiber. For more information on SCR or to purchase team gear, please visit www.starcomfiber.com.
Permatex is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair markets. Since 1909, Permatex has been an acknowledged leader in the development of innovative new products and services for the automotive aftermarket. Permatex markets a wide range of products under well-known ITW brand names such as Permatex®, Fast Orange®, Spray Nine®, The Right Stuff®, Threadlocker Gel Twist®, Scrubs®, and Grez-Off®.
Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. North American operations include a headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center in Solon, OH.
Permatex is a division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), a US based,
NYSE listed corporation, founded in 1912. ITW is a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturing company.
For more information, visit: www.permatex.com.