Chip Ganassi Racing confirmed on Wednesday that international Insurance brokerage and risk management services firm Arthur J Gallagher and Co. will partner with the No.8 Chevrolet driven by former Formula One driver Max Chilton for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series.

President of Chip Ganassi Racing Team’s Steve Lauletta commented about the new partnership which will see the No.8 carry a blue and white livery by saying:

Our organization truly represents a global team effort with 17 drivers from 10 countries, in 13 cars across six series. We have teams competing in North America and around the world throughout the racing season on any given weekend, and the most diverse driver lineup anywhere in the sport. We’re excited that Gallagher chose our team to create a new partnership with, and we’re looking forward to bringing another new global brand into the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Richard C Tallo, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer with Arthur J Gallagher and Co. commented by saying:

We are pleased to partner with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Racing has tremendous global appeal and millions of fans around the world. Numerous parallels exist between race car driving and managing risk. Both in business and on the racetrack, teams have to quickly assess, calculate and manage risk if success is to be achieved. For nearly 90 years, Gallagher has built a strong and well-respected global insurance brokerage services and risk management business. Each day Gallagher employees help our clients mitigate and manage their risks so they are free to grow their businesses. With this exciting sport and Ganassi’s racing leadership, Gallagher will have the ability to leverage a range of marketing activities to further expand our brand awareness.

Chilton joins Series champion Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball in the Ganassi stable and will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut next month at the Firestone Grand Prix Of St Petersburg.

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