Chip Ganassi Racing confirmed on Tuesday that 7-Eleven are returning to the Verizon IndyCar Series as an associate sponsor to Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT Honda for select races in 2017.
7-Eleven were last involved in the IndyCar Series as a primary sponsor to Tony Kanaan in 2010 when the pair were at Andretti Green Racing.
Despite their absence from IndyCar, 7-Eleven have been involved in Formula One sponsorship working with Red Bull Racing during the Singapore Grand Prix night race in recent years.
The return of 7-Eleven to the Verizon IndyCar Series is fantastic news for sport particularly after Target took the decision to pull out of the sport at the end of last season following 27 years with Chip Ganassi Racing as primary sponsor to the Scott Dixon’s No.9 chassis. The new partnership not only renews the partnership between 7-Eleven and Tony Kanaan but it also reunites the brand with Honda.
For a big brand to return to the sport after so many years away is fantastic news for the Verizon IndyCar Series and shows other companies that the series is a great platform to promote their brand.