Nascar and Welding go Hand in Hand

If you’re into motorsports, you  probably know that Helio Caroneves won this year’s Indy 500…  but did you know that Lincoln Electric not only helped power Helio Castroneves to win the Indy 500, but was the “Official Welder” of the Indy Racing League!

Lincoln Electric Helps Power Helio Castroneves to Indy 500 Win
IRL Chooses Lincoln Electric as “Official Welder”

Cleveland – Native Brazilian Helio Castroneves raced to the winner’s circle at this weekend’s 93rd annual Indianapolis 500, his third Indianapolis 500 win since 2001. And Lincoln Electric helped to put him there, as the company is the exclusive provider of welding equipment and products to Castroneves and his team at Penske Racing Inc. The race was held on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Lincoln Electric, the IRL’s “Official Welder,” powered not only the winning Indy 500 team but all Indy Racing League (IRL) teams competing in the Indy 500.

“Serving as the IRL’s ‘official welder’ is a clear example of Lincoln’s commitment to the IRL and the racing industry,” said Mickey Holmes, Lincoln Electric’s manager of motorsports marketing. “Our goal is to serve as a true partner with these teams by offering them excellent products, ongoing support, technical advice and working with them to continuously make the sport more safe. They learn from us, and we learn from them. It’s a win-win partnership.”


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