Ed Carpenter Racing confirmed on Wednesday that for the third year in a row they have entered into a partnership with St Petersburg based insurance, surety and business solutions company, Bankers Financial Corporation for next weekend’s 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

The deal will see Bankers have a presence on both Spencer Pigot’s No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet and JR Hildebrand’s No.21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet during the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

Bankers Chief Marketing Officer Bill Lafontaine commented by saying:

This is a great opportunity for Bankers to continue to support a local event and build awareness for Bankers in our hometown, Partnering with ECR owner Ed Carpenter and his drivers Spencer Pigot and JR Hildebrand is an ideal way for Bankers to continue to build our brand in the St. Petersburg area.

Ed Carpenter, the only driver/team owner in the Verizon IndyCar Series commented on the renewed deal by saying:

Having Bankers join us again as a sponsor for the Firestone Grand Prix is very exciting as we kick off the 2017 season and continue our winning momentum from last season. I have always run our race team with family in mind, so it is a great fit to have family-owned Bankers returning as a valuable team member for the St. Petersburg race.

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