For Immediate Release PPG, INDIANAPOLIS 500 RENEW POLE AWARD PROGRAM INDIANAPOLIS, January 11, 1995 -- PPG Industries and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today the renewal of PPG's Indianapolis 500 Pole Award and starting field ...
For Immediate Release
PPG, INDIANAPOLIS 500 RENEW POLE AWARD PROGRAM
INDIANAPOLIS, January 11, 1995 -- PPG Industries and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today the renewal of PPG's Indianapolis 500 Pole Award and starting field contingency programs for the 1996 edition of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" on May 26.
Continuing a program that has been in place for seven years, and a PPG tradition at the Brickyard going back nearly 20 years, PPG Industries will again provide $595,000 in prize money, participant award rings and the unique pole award trophy. It will be the 80th running of the "500".
PPG awards $100,000 to the winner of the prestigious pole position at the "500", and posts another $495,000 in PPG starting field contingency awards -- $15,000 and a PPG ring to each of the starters in the May classic's 33-car field.
Last year's PPG Pole Award winner was Scott Brayton of Team Menard, who won the favored race starting spot on the inside of the front row by clocking the fastest first-round qualifying speed averaging 231.604 miles per hour. In 1992, Roberto Guerrero set the all-time official Indianapolis 500 speed record by winning the PPG Pole Award at 232.482 mph.
"PPG is delighted that agreement has been reached to continue our historic association with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 1996 Indy 500," said Rich Zahren, vice president C&R Automotive Products for PPG Industries.
"PPG has consistently voiced its commitment to the Indianapolis 500 over the Memorial Day weekend," commented Tony George, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "We have a long-standing relationship with PPG and a deep respect for PPG's involvement in racing. We welcome them at Indy once again this May."