What They’re Saying: INDYCAR-Verizon Entitlement Partnership

What some INDYCAR participants are saying about the Verizon multi-year entitlement of the Verizon IndyCar Series, which will benefit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, other race venues, teams, partners and fans:

"The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 has long been recognized as a technological proving ground and an association with Verizon positions the racetrack with the global leader in technological innovation and communication. As we work to enhance the fan experience at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway leading up to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016, we are excited about the new avenues in information delivery and access that Verizon will be able to help us explore for our fans."

— Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles

"It's great to have Verizon as the series sponsor of IndyCar for the 2014 season. Verizon's brand strength, innovative technologies and customer focus, combined with the excitement of IndyCar action will complement and enhance the overall experience for the series, teams and fans."

— Chevrolet U.S. Vice President Performance Vehicles and Motorsports Jim Campbell

"This is exciting news. Verizon has a long and distinguished record in motorsports, and will add to the worldwide appeal of IndyCar racing, particularly in the marketing and promotion of the fastest, most versatile racing series in the world. Congratulations to Mark Miles, Jay Frye and the entire INDYCAR staff. We appreciate the effort and dedication that helped make today's announcement possible. Along with all fans of IndyCar racing, we are looking forward to a long and successful association with Verizon and many thrilling seasons of competition in the future."

— Honda Performance Development President Art St. Cyr

"Verizon Wireless has been a terrific partner for Team Penske and as a global leader in technology and communications the company is a perfect fit as a title sponsor for the Verizon IndyCar Series. We have seen how much Verizon cares about advancing technology in racing and how it can help bring the sport closer to the fans. Verizon has tremendous passion for IndyCar racing and their vision, dedication and commitment will be a great benefit to the Verizon IndyCar Series and its future."

–Team Penske owner Roger Penske

"This is big news for the series. With Verizon's global reach they should be able to do a lot to help us all grow this tremendous sport throughout the world. They have always been an innovative company and ultimately I think their brand pairs well with the series. I am very pleased with the announcement."

— Chip Ganassi Racing Teams owner Chip Ganassi

"It's tremendous news for INDYCAR to have a company of the stature of Verizon join the series at this level, and on an even broader basis than it had been with Penske Racing. I believe that this is just what INDYCAR has needed to go forward. I'm sure the teams and all the participants will do all in their power to ensure that Verizon achieves their goals through this partnership."

— Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing co-owner Bobby Rahal

"We couldn't ask for better a partner. Verizon has been an aggressive sponsor in the IndyCar Series for several years. The Verizon brand is one of the most well-known and established in North America. The new partnership is a great match for the high-tech world of Indy car racing.

— Verizon IndyCar Series team owner/driver Ed Carpenter

"It's obviously a huge announcement for our sport and the series. Verizon has been a very visible partner of the series the past several years. I'm really looking forward to seeing them activate their partnership and growing the sport we all love."

— Three-time and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon

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