Team Penske and Verizon Continue Partnership
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Verizon has renewed a multi-year extension of the company’s partnership with Team Penske in the NTT IndyCar Series. The sponsorship will extend for all 17 races in the series for the 2023 campaign which will be vital as Will power fights to earn his third NTT IndyCar Series title. The Verizon colors first adorned the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet in 2009 during Power’s initial, part-time season. The technology, communications, information and entertainment leader has remained the primary sponsor of Power throughout his 15-year career with Team Penske, with this new agreement extending the relationship into the future.
“Verizon has been a true partner of Team Penske since our first season together in 2009,” team owner Roger Penske said. “They have been an integral part of our success in INDYCAR competition. Verizon is a terrific fit for our INDYCAR team and the INDYCAR SERIES as one the world’s technological leaders. Their cutting-edge approach means a bright future for our partnership.”
Power cemented his place in INDYCAR SERIES lore in 2022. A consistent season was transformed into a historic one as he passed Mario Andretti for the most pole positions in series history in the season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. A third-place finish in that race lifted Power to his second career title in a season in which he completed all 2,268 laps of competition. Throughout the partnership between Verizon and Penske, Power has raced to 41 wins and 68 pole positions, ranking fifth and second in team history, respectively.
“Very few drivers are lucky enough to have the support of one partner for as long as I’ve had the opportunity to work with Verizon,” Power said. “They have been instrumental in my career, a career that would likely have looked much different without them. I still have things I want to accomplish, and I look forward to representing them and having my number 12 car with the Verizon logo in the winner’s circle.”
Verizon and Team Penske have a longstanding innovation history. From using Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband to analyze the performance of cars coming in and out of the first turn at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the Indy 500 and being able to analyze performance data in near real time, to race fans being able to share, stream and tweet race moments via Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband at the Penske-owned Indianapolis Motor Speedway, innovation is at the forefront of this partnership.