FORT WORTH, Texas – Global IT services leader DXC Technology has signed an agreement with Texas Motor Speedway to become the title sponsor of the track’s annual Verizon IndyCar Series, set this year for June 9.
America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race, a staple event at Texas Motor Speedway since the venue opened in 1997, will be rebranded as the DXC Technology 600 and will be the ninth event on the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 17-race schedule.
Financial terms and length of the contract were not disclosed.
DXC Technology will inherit one of the most electrifying races on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. Two years ago, Graham Rahal edged James Hinchcliffe by 0.0080 of a second in the closest race of any major series on Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval, as well as the fifth closest in Indy car history.
Notably, DXC Technology already has a notable presence in the Verizon IndyCar Series with Team Penske. In its first season as a motorsports sponsor last year, DXC Technology became a partner with Team Penske and 2016 series champion Simon Pagenaud.
DXC Technology extended its partnership for 2018, with the company serving as the primary sponsor on Pagenaud’s car for six races – including the DXC Technology 600 – and as an associate sponsor on the remaining races for the No. 22 team.
The company also provides Team Penske with technology support.
“Our new sponsorship with the Texas Motor Speedway is a great fit with DXC Technology’s brand proposition and strategic business goals, as well as our partnership with Team Penske,” said Gary Stockman, chief marketing and communications officer for DXC Technology. “We have a strong client and employee base in Texas, and the DXC Technology 600 will be a marquee event for them and fans across the region and beyond. We’re pleased to be a part of ‘America’s Original Nighttime Race’.”
CREDIT: Texas Motor Speedway