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2017.07.21
Molykote® brand specialty lubricants race into spotlight at Brickyard 400


Austin Dillon to drive No. 3 Dow Molykote® Smart Lubrication™ Chevrolet Sunday

Molykote from Dow – a specialty lubricant brand trusted for nearly 70 years – will be prominently featured in Sunday’s (July 23) Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Molykote® lubricants regularly are used under the hood of driver Austin Dillon’s racecar, but the 24th running of the Brickyard 400 brings the addition of Molykote® branding on the hood, rear quarter-panels and side of the No. 3 Dow Molykote® Smart Lubrication™ Chevrolet.

“It’s a point of pride that our products – including Molykote® 111 Compound to keep engine compartment O-rings and gaskets in place – are used in Austin Dillon’s No. 3 car from week to week; Austin and his team count on us to help keep their car on the track at high speeds and extreme temperatures,” said Automotive Smart Lubrication™ Global Market Manager Marjorie Dwane. “We’re thrilled about now having the additional opportunity to work with Dow Racing, through its partnership with Richard Childress Racing, to place our Molykote® branding on the No. 3 car for the Brickyard 400.”

In addition to compounds, Molykote® automotive specialty lubricant options include greases, pastes, lubricating solids and anti-friction coatings. Full details are available on the Molykote® automotive lubricants web page, accessible via molykote.com.

The 160-lap Brickyard 400 airs at 2:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 23, on NBC.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

About Molykote® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions
For nearly 70 years, customers around the world have trusted the Molykote® brand for performance and expertise to solve or prevent virtually any lubrication problem and to save energy through Smart Lubrication™. Molykote® solutions are available through a global network of distributors. For more information, visit molykote.com or email industrial@dowcorning.com.

About Dow Racing
As the primary sponsor of the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet, Dow partners with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to bring science and innovation to the transportation industry. Together, scientists and racing technicians can explore vehicle improvement at the highest caliber. Whether traveling at speeds of 190 mph on a professional racetrack or 55 mph on a highway, we are dedicated to making vehicles safer and more sustainable.

 

For more information contact:

Margaret Guzzardo
+1 989 839 5800
guzzardo@agp-inc.com


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