The Verizon IndyCar Series announced on Friday that Hitachi has been named the presenting sponsor of the IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.

The new partnership is an expansion of Hitachi’s involvement in the Verizon IndyCar Series as they are the primary sponsor to Helio Castroneves’ No.3 Team Penske Chevrolet. Robert Sharpe, the senior vice president of Hitachi Automotive Systems America commented by saying:

Hitachi is very excited about INDYCAR’s return to Watkins Glen International for the first time since 2010 and for the opportunity as the presenting sponsor for this weekend. As the primary sponsor of the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet, driven by three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, Hitachi is proud to be part of this experience at one of the most prestigious tracks in North America.

Rod Davis, the chief revenue officer of Hulman and Company, the parent company of the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway commented by saying:

We appreciate Hitachi’s continued support of the Verizon IndyCar Series and are thrilled that it will be the presenting sponsor of this weekend’s event at Watkins Glen, There is a great deal of excitement about INDYCAR’s return to this historic racetrack and this partnership with Hitachi is another key step toward executing a successful event this weekend.

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