Arrow McLaren SP announced on Tuesday that they will run a fourth car in May’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge for NTT IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan with primary sponsorship from NTT DATA.
Speaking about the news, McLaren CEO Zak Brown said:
NTT DATA joining our great group of partners is a huge boost for Arrow McLaren SP. I’m thrilled they will be representing our No. 6 car as a Lead Partner and a major sponsor for our fourth entry in the Indy 500, piloted by Tony Kanaan. Tony proved last year he can compete with the best of them, and I’m excited to see him put on a show with our team next May.”
Kanaan who will make his 22nd start in the Greatest Spectacle In Racing commented saying:
“I feel extremely lucky to get another shot racing in the Indy 500. I’m excited to work with Pato, Felix and Alexander and race with the Arrow McLaren SP team. My biggest battle in last year’s race was against these three drivers so working with them and driving with them will be exciting for all of us.”
As part of today’s announcement NTT DATA has signed a multi-year contract with Arrow McLaren SP and will reunite with Felix Rosenqvist, serving as primary sponsor to the No.6 NTT DATA Chevrolet for the 2023 season.
Speaking about the news, Rosenqvist said:
“I look forward to representing NTT DATA once again. They’re a great partner and are committed to the series. I welcome them to the McLaren Racing family and am ready to start the season off in St. Petersburg, racing the No. 6 NTT DATA Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet. It will also be great to race alongside Tony and learn from him as we prepare for the Indy 500.”
Bob Pryor, CEO NTT DATA Services, said:
“We welcome the opportunity to partner with McLaren, a long-term and valued client, and to demonstrate how sponsorships simultaneously build awareness and enhance business-to-business relationships. NTT DATA is also proud of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ growth with a strong international stable of drivers, great leadership from Penske Entertainment, and a passionate fan base attracted to the highly competitive product – where any driver can win in any weekend.”