Würth Joins Team Penske eSports for 2020 eNASCAR Heat Pro League Season
Longtime Team Partner Will Adorn No. 2 Ford Mustang driven by Corey Rothgeb
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 20th, 2020) – Team Penske eSports and Würth, the world’s market leader in the trade of assembly and fastening material, today announced that the company will be the primary sponsor of the No. 2 Würth Ford Mustang driven by Corey Rothgeb in the PlayStation 4 (PS4) division of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League (eNHPL) for the 2020 season.
Würth has enjoyed a partnership with Team Penske as a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Ford Mustang driven by Brad Keselowski in the NASCAR Cup Series since 2014 with two visits to Victory Lane. The move to the eNHPL will extend the relationship into the ever-growing world of online racing with one of the league’s most-consistent teams. Team Penske eSports is one of the inaugural eNHPL teams and qualified for the 2019 Championship Four on the strength of Rothgeb’s seven top-five finishes.
“It is quite an honor for me to represent Würth and Team Penske eSports in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League season,” said Rothgeb, a native of Waynesboro, Virginia. “I’ve watched the No. 2 Würth Ford Mustang run up front for years in the NASCAR Cup Series and I’m confident we can do the same in the online racing world. We were close to a championship last year and with the support of Würth the sky is the limit for 2020.”
The 2020 eNHPL season will once again be contested using the Microsoft Xbox and Sony PS4 platforms. It will feature 14 races divided into three, four-race segments and a wild-card race that will set the four-team field that will race for the championship in the season finale. A team that wins each segment will be automatically qualified for the championship race with the wild-card race determining the final entry.
Additionally, the 2020 eNHPL season will utilize NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series entries across the 14-race schedule that begins April 22 at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway using Cup Series cars.
The Würth Group currently consists of over 400 companies in more than 80 countries and has over 78,500 employees on its payroll. Approximately 34,000 of them are permanently employed sales representatives. According to the preliminary annual financial statement, the Würth Group generated total sales of EUR 14.2 billion in the business year 2019.
In the core business, the Würth Line, the sales range for trades and industry comprises over 125,000 products: from screws, screw accessories and anchors via tools to chemical technical products and personal protection equipment.
The Allied Companies of the Würth Group, which either operate in business areas adjacent to the core business or in diversified business areas, round off the range by offering products for DIY stores, material for electrical installations, electronic components (e.g. circuit boards) as well as financial services. They generate more than 40 percent of the Würth Group’s sales volume. For more information visit www.wurthracing.com.
ABOUT TEAM PENSKE Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 540 major race wins, over 620 pole positions and 37 Championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. Over the course of its 53-year history, the team has also earned 18 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win, overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with a win in Australia’s legendary Bathurst 1000 race. Team Penske currently competes in the NTT IndyCar Series, the NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team also races in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, in a partnership with Dick Johnson Racing, as DJR Team Penske, and in virtual racing as Team Penske eSports. For more information about Team Penske, please visit www.teampenske.com.