Chip Ganassi Racing and Parkland Announce Multi-Year PartnershipINDYCAR
Parkland to sponsor Chip Ganassi Racing team in NTT INDYCAR and Indy Lights Series
Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) today announced a multi-year partnership with Parkland Corporation (TSX: PKI), a leading international food and convenience store operator, independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and leader in renewable energy. Parkland’s brands will be featured on select NTT INDYCAR and Indy Lights series cars.
“We’re looking forward to working with Parkland and helping them to bring excitement to all of the communities they serve,” said Chip Ganassi, team owner of Chip Ganassi Racing. “Parkland believes in our entire organization and I’m proud to share that they’ll be the first sponsor to support both our NTT INDYCAR and Indy Lights Series teams.”
Parkland is a proud Canadian company with extensive operations in Canada, the USA, and in 23 countries across the Caribbean, Central, and South America. With over 3,000 retail locations and a portfolio of industry leading brands including its high-performance Ridgeline™ lubricants brand, the partnership with CGR will add increased exposure and help drive growth amongst a passionate fanbase.
“Partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing to put our industry leading brands center stage at Motorsports biggest events is a tremendous opportunity for us,” said Ian White, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Innovation at Parkland. “Delivering high-quality products and experiences to our customers closely aligns with the level of commitment and quality race fans have come to expect from the Ganassi team. We look forward to an exciting racing season”.
The first Parkland brand to be featured during the 2022 season is Ridgeline™ performance lubricants. This high-performance lubricant and specialty products brand will make its CGR debut ahead of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 as CGR seeks its fifth title on Memorial Day weekend. Ridgeline™ will also receive primary branding at select events throughout the season starting at the Iowa Speedway on July 23.
Parkland's purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We serve essential needs in our communities, providing our customers with the fuels they depend on to get around, quality foods, and convenience items while helping them achieve their goals of lowering their environmental impact. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant brands, we serve well over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and Central and South America.
In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the fuels our diverse customers depend on; we are leading our customers through the energy transition. From electric vehicle charging, renewable fuels, solar energy and compliance, and carbon offset trading, we are leaders in helping our customers lower their environmental impact. Parkland's proven strategy is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing, and diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions, and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.
Learn more at www.parkland.ca/en.
About Chip Ganassi Racing
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful and innovative owners in motorsports. Today, his teams include four Honda cars in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, two Cadillac Dpi’s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and one GMC Hummer EV in Extreme-E. Overall, his teams have 21 championships and more than 230 victories, including four wins in the Indianapolis 500, eight Rolex 24 At Daytona victories, and wins in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi boasts a state-of-the-art facility in Indianapolis, where INDYCAR, IMSA and Extreme-E teams are located, and a corporate office in Pittsburgh. For more information, visit, www.chipganassiracing.com.
Source: Chip Ganassi Racing