DALLAS, TX – March 5, 2019 – Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan announced today it has reached an agreement that will see SealMaster Paving Products as the title sponsor of the No. 18 SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing w/Vasser-Sullivan entry for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season.
“I think the SealMaster car is quickly becoming iconic within the IndyCar community and Dale, Jimmy and I are pumped to reveal it will be back and in full force this season” said Vasser-Sullivan co-owner James “Sulli” Sullivan. “Fans will be able to experience the SealMaster car at the majority of the IndyCar races this season, and in addition we’ll have a few special liveries with some of our long-standing partners, which we’ll be unveiling soon.”
SealMaster, the world’s leading manufacturer of pavement sealer and distributor of pavement maintenance products and equipment, was initially announced in 2018 as the Co-Primary partner of the newly formed DCRVS Team. The team quickly found success both on and off the track prompting the recent announcement of a multi-year go forward plan by Dale Coyne, Jimmy Vasser, and James “Sulli” Sullivan with Sebastien Bourdais as driver. With the core group now together for the future, comes the extension and expansion of the SealMaster partnership.
“As a pavement maintenance supplier, our partnership with Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan has greatly increased SealMaster’s brand exposure among property owners,” said SealMaster Communications Director Debbie Petok Hufford. “Beyond that, Sebastien is an amazing driver and brand ambassador. The whole team is top notch.”
“We are expanding and building on what we all started last year when SealMaster came on board,” Bourdais said. “With their support we have been able to build what is, in my opinion, a championship caliber organization. I love driving IndyCar and representing SealMaster, they are a great company and a great partner. I just want to thank them for their support and look forward the seasons ahead.”
Bourdais will campaign his second season for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan and 14th in Indy cars during the 2019 IndyCar Series season. He is the only driver to win four consecutive IndyCar championships (2004-2007 Champ Car), and finished seventh in the 2018 championship standings. He scored eight top-10 finishes with five top-five showings and two podium performances (won at St. Petersburg, third at Portland, fourth in the INDYCAR GP and Pocono, fifth at Barber, sixth at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma and eighth at Texas).
Bourdais ranks sixth on the IndyCar career victory list with 37 wins, seventh in career poles with 34 and has won race from the pole 18 times, third on the all-time list.