Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing has bolstered its IZOD IndyCar Series entry driven by Josef Newgarden through an expanded relationship with sponsor and technical partner Quaker Chemical Corp., the team announced Friday.
"Our first year in IndyCar with SFHR was a great experience for Quaker," said Joe Berquist, Quaker vp and managing director North America. "With the 2013 season, we are excited to continue leveraging our technical partnership with SFHR for ongoing product development, research and ideas."
The company spearheaded a research project with SFHR this year designed to create proprietary greases and lubricants specifically engineered to combat the forces of friction, heat and wear for the unique demands of the team. Berquist said the two organizations have proved a good fit.
"SFHR is a first-class organization and their family-centric approach to business is a great fit with Quaker's culture," he added. "Josef Newgarden is a talented, charismatic, and motivated young driver. We are looking forward to a great 2013 season."
Team co-owner Fisher said the enhanced partnership will help her team advance its business plan.
"We are thrilled to continue such a great working relationship and sponsorship with Quaker Chemical,” Fisher said. “Quaker has been very involved from an engineering standpoint and I know the team enjoyed rolling up their sleeves during this partnership to assist from a technical perspective. To have a continuance of support from a quality sponsor who really benefits from our sport is a true indicator of the great things to come.”
The ongoing research and development technical alliance will allow Quaker to continually develop superior lubrication technology for use within its core industries and customers.
“I am excited and proud to be able to continue SFHR's partnership with Quaker,” SFHR co-owner Wink Hartman said. “Quaker's product knowledge and support are vital to the team's success.”