Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Inks TNT Energy Drink Sponsorship
November 15, 2013
Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today a mutli-year deal with TNT Energy Drink, continuing Brazilian driver and reigning Indianapolis 500 Winner Tony Kanaan’s longtime relationship with the brand, as well as parent company Grupo Petrópolis, who is currently the second-largest brewery in Brazil.
TNT Energy Drink is the third-largest energy drink brand in Brazil, and will be associated with the No. 8 NTT DATA Chevrolet IndyCar Series entry for Kanaan.
CGRT and Kanaan announced last month at the Houston IndyCar Series race a multi-year deal to pilot a fourth entry starting with the 2014 IndyCar Series season with sponsorship from NTT DATA, a leading global IT services provider.
Douglas Costa, Marketing Director, Grupo Petrópolis: “I’m excited about the continued relationship with Tony, the opportunity to be associated to such a successful team like Chip Ganassi Racing and what the future holds for TNT Energy Drink in the IndyCar Series and in the US Market.”
Steve Lauletta, President, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams: “Bringing TNT Energy Drink into our partnership lineup further enhances Tony’s program for the No. 8 team heading into 2014. They are one of Tony’s longtime sponsors and we’re excited they are continuing their relationship in the IndyCar Series with us. We look forward to helping them further grow their business both in the US and globally.”