INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – The IndyCar Paddock is going to be a little sweeter this year as Huski Chocolate has signed on to sponsor Marcus Ericsson and the No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in the NTT IndyCar Series.
The primary sponsorship is their latest addition to sports-related partnerships with McLaren in Formula 1 as well as the Milwall Football Club in the English Football League Championship.
“This partnership is a great fit for our entire company,” said Stanton Barrett, CEO Huski Chocolate Americas, an accomplished racer and stuntman. “We have watched Marcus in Formula 1 and last year’s transition into IndyCar. Marcus has great potential and now he can capitalize on his talents by teaming up with Chip Ganassi Racing in IndyCar. This partnership with my friend Chip and CGR, a 12-time IndyCar Championship team, is a critical and valuable platform to reach a strong fan base in North and South America. As Huski Chocolate continues expanding into important markets for our B2B and B2C products, CGR and Marcus will continue to pave the way for success on and off the track for Huski Chocolate. We can’t wait to get the season started in St. Petersburg with the Huski Chocolate Honda on the grid.”
Ericsson, a Kumla, Sweden native, joins CGR after spending his IndyCar rookie season with Schmidt Petersen Motorsports. Prior to joining IndyCar, Ericsson spent five years in Formula 1, making 97-starts. Ericsson won championships in Japanese Formula Three (2009) and Formula BMW UK (2007) and captured the Swedish Junior Racer of the Year in those years as well. Ericsson also previously competed in British Formula Three, GP2 Asia and GP2.
“The Huski partnership is great news for CGR and the No. 8 team and completes our lineup several months in advance of the 2020 season,” said Doug Duchardt, COO of Chip Ganassi Racing. “We’re looking forward to having Huski Chocolate join the team and helping them build their brand in the United States.”
Ericsson took to his Twitter account to share the good news…..and to bring up a good point.
Extremely happy and proud to be driving the no. 8 @HuskiChocolate @CGRTeams Honda in the 2020 @IndyCar series. Love the design of the car, can’t wait to see and drive it in real life! And hey who doesn’t love chocolate 🍫 😋 #HuskiChocol8 #ME8 #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/Puk9uzeNn1
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) January 14, 2020
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Huski Chocolate was born in the mountains of Arctic Sweden, where their Hot Chocolate became the drink of choice among elite skiers and adventurers. Huski’s unique taste is created using all-natural ingredients combined with real cocoa, cocoa butter and secret spices, delivering an unrivaled chocolate to fuel adventure. Combined with a new ready to drink iced chocolate, Huski Chocolate is now growing around the world, taking chocolate lovers to the mountains of Arctic Sweden in every sip!
The 2020 NTT IndyCar Season gets underway with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 13-15. Tickets are available at www.gpstpete.com.