Hitachi Automotive to Sponsor No. 3 Team Penske IndyCar at Nine Races in 2013
HARRODSBURG, Ky. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced that Hitachi Automotive Systems will serve as the primary sponsor for nine races on the No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet driven by three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series. Hitachi Automotive Systems began its partnership with Team Penske for the 2012 season as the primary sponsor on the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar. While the sponsorship is held by Hitachi Automotive Systems, the 2013 sponsorship will be leveraged to benefit multiple Hitachi Group companies in the Americas.
Helio Castroneves will drive the Hitachi car for Team Penske in 9 primary races in 2013. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Hitachi is a world-class company that has proven to be a terrific partner for us during the 2012 season," said Roger Penske, Founder and Chairman of Penske Corporation. "The technical expertise Hitachi provides to Chevrolet in its IndyCar engine program underscores this relationship and represents a winning formula on many levels. We are pleased to have them back on board for the 2013 season."
In 2013, the Hitachi primary sponsorship for the No. 3 machine driven by Brazilian-native Castroneves in the IndyCar Series will be for races in St. Petersburg, Fla; SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil; Detroit (doubleheader race weekend); Newton, Iowa; Long Pond, Pa; Toronto, Canada (doubleheader race weekend) and Sonoma, Calif. Hitachi will also serve as an associate sponsor for all other IndyCar races during the 2013 season.
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