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Racing Notebook – Tuesday, March 10: Daly To Run Full INDYCAR Season and More

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PITTSBURGH, PA (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Tuesday’s Pittsburgh Racing Now Notebook includes new from INDYCAR and Conor Daly plus more sponsorship for John Hunter Nemechek and Pocono giving away a great prize for the NASCAR Doubleheader.

Conor Daly To Run Ovals For Carlin Racing:

  • Conor Daly is going to run the full NTT INDYCAR Series season after being named by Carlin Racing as their oval track driver for the Chevrolet that is being driven on the road and street courses by Max Chilton.  Daly drove for Carlin in 2019 at the Texas, Iowa, Pocono and Gateway ovals.  Daly is running the road and street courses as well as the Indy 500 in 2020 for Ed Carpenter Racing in the No. 20 Chevrolet.  Team owner Ed Carpenter will be driving the No. 20 on the ovals this season.
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YANMAR America Expanding Sponsorship Of Front Row Motorsports:

  • YANMAR, a global company based in Osaka, Japan with a North America headquarters in Adairsville, Ga., will be the primary sponsor of John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford Mustang for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  YANMAR will also be the primary sponsor during the NASCAR All-Star weekend and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. The YANMAR colors and branding will return to the No. 38 at Kentucky Motor Speedway in July. In addition, YANMAR continues to be an associate sponsor of both the No. 38 and No. 34 team with driver Michael McDowell.

Pocono Raceway Announces NASCAR Doubleheader Sweepstakes Series:

  • Pocono Raceway is gearing up for the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader this June at “The Tricky Triangle” by holding a sweepstakes for fans.  The first Grand Prize includes: Two (2) Event Hot Passes for 06/26 – 06/28/20;
    Two (2) General Admission 300 Level tickets for Thursday, June 25, 2020;
    Two (2) General Admission 300 Level tickets for Friday, June 26, 2020;
    Two (2) Club Pocono tickets for Saturday, June 27, 2020, including Saturday FanVision Rental, Pit/Paddock Pass and Infield Parking Pass; and
    Two (2) Club Pocono Tickets for Sunday, June 28, 2020, including Sunday FanVision Rental, Pit/Paddock Pass and Infield Parking Pass.  To enter visit https://www.poconoraceway.com/2020-sweepstakes-series.html?utm_source=pr_social&utm_medium=twitter_organic&utm_campaign=sweeps_1

DIRTVision To Broadcast Williams Grove Regular Season Events:

  • Williams Grove Speedway, the home of the PA Posse, are going to have their regular season events broadcast live by DIRTVision. DIRTVision was already set to broadcast six World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car events and one World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model event from Williams Grove in 2020 and will now carry every regular-season 410 Sprint race, in addition to five scheduled Super Late Model races. DIRTVision will kick off the 2020 Williams Grove Speedway season on Sunday, March 15th with the Hoosier Racing Tires ‘Opening Day’ scheduled to start at 2pm ET.

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Chip Ganassi Racing unveils Alex Palou’s No. 10 DHL Honda

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled the livery for two-time and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion Alex Palou’s DHL Honda on Tuesday.  DHL signed on as the primary sponsor this off-season in a multi-year partnership with the team.

The No. 10 car will carry the familiar yellow of DHL’s branding but adds a splash of red that has been synonymous with the Ganassi team for decades.

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“As everybody can see, this is quite the amazing livery,” said Palou. “The No. 10 DHL Honda looks very aggressive, and it will certainly stand out on the track, which is great. I can’t wait to start the season with a run in this livery at Sebring before we kick things off in St. Pete. It’s looking like the perfect livery to try to defend our title in 2024 and I cannot wait to deliver on-track here soon.”

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding takes place March 8-10 on the streets of St. Pete.

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DHL joining Chip Ganassi Racing as primary sponsor for No. 10 Honda and Alex Palou

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN and PLANTATION, FL (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Chip Ganassi Racing and DHL Express are teaming up in a new multi-year partnership that will see DHL become the official logistics partner of the 15-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champions and the primary sponsor of two-time and reigning Series Champion Alex Palou and the No. 10 Honda team.

“I am extremely proud to welcome DHL to the Chip Ganassi Racing family,” said Chip Ganassi. “It is an honor to partner with an organization that shares our fundamental values of teamwork, growth, responsibility, and the pursuit of excellence. Together, we are committed to embodying those values both on and off the racetrack. I am looking forward to Alex and the No. 10 team defending their 2023 title with DHL on board. The road ahead holds great promise and potential, and I can’t wait to get started.”

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry and one of the most international companies, with about 395,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

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“We’re thrilled to partner with Chip Ganassi Racing, an organization that has a rich history of success, deeply rooted in principles shared by DHL, such as a commitment to supporting the communities we call home, and the relentless pursuit of excellence by investing in our people who embody speed, passion, and dedication,” said Mike Parra, CEO of DHL Express Americas and Head of Global Sponsorships. “As we sponsor this winning motorsports team with Alex Palou behind the wheel, we look forward to many winning moments both on and off the track in the months and years to come.”

“It’s super exciting to announce our new partnership with DHL, a global leader in logistics. Representing such a successful and widely recognized brand is a true honor,” said Palou. “Their iconic yellow and red colors not only stand out, but they also remind me of my native Spain’s colors. As our team looks back at our remarkable success last year, we are eager to carry that momentum forward and aim for a third title with the support of DHL. I am especially thrilled to hit the ground running alongside the dedicated men and women of our 10-car crew in 2024.”

Palou, the No. 10 team will kick-off the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season March 10th at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

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Racing Notebook: DHL partners with Ganassi; Hunt Bros partners with Penske and more

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(Pittsburgh, PA) – 2024 partnership programs a coming together as two of the biggest names in racing, Ganassi and Penske, each announce new deals plus PPMS announces their plans for the new year and Henessey Performance packs some punch for GM fans in today’s Racing Notebook.

DHL Partners with Ganassi and Palou

  • DHL and Chip Ganassi Racing are teaming up for a new partnership.  DHL becomes the primary sponsor of the No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda and two-time NTT IndyCar Champion Alex Palou.  DHL express also becomes the Official Logistics Partner of the 15-time Championship team. “I am extremely proud to welcome DHL to the Chip Ganassi Racing family,” said Chip Ganassi. “It is an honor to partner with an organization that shares our fundamental values of teamwork, growth, responsibility, and the pursuit of excellence.”
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Hunt Brothers Pizza Partners with Penske, Logano, Blaney

  • Team Penske and Hunt Brothers Pizza are teaming up in multi-year deal that will feature the convenience store pizza brand on the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang driven by two-time NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Champion Joey Logano for select races beginning in 2024. Hunt Brothers Pizza will also be an associate sponsor on defending NASCAR Cup Series Champion Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Ford Mustang for the 2024 season.

PPMS Announces 2024 Schedule

  • Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is planning a 29-race schedule for 2024 with an opening day St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.  The highlight of the schedule is the expansion of the Pittsburgher weekend to a 2-day event for the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series battling for almost $200,000!
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