7-Eleven, Inc. will join with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR)to support prevalent Verizon IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan 14 years after first sponsorship him toward the begin of his record-breaking profession. 7-Eleven will be a partner backer for Kanaan's No. 10 Indy auto in four races in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series - St. Petersburg (March 12), Long Beach (April 9), Indianapolis 500 (May 28) and Texas Motor Speedway (June 10). The 7-Eleven logo will show up on Kanaan's hustling suit all through the season.
7-Eleven, Inc. will join with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR)to support famous Verizon IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan 14 years after first sponsorship him toward the begin of his record-breaking vocation.
"It's a unimaginable feeling to be back in the 7-Eleven family," said Kanaan. "7-Eleven was my home for the greater part of my vocation in INDYCAR and they were with me for 14 out of my 17 wins. It's unquestionably exceptional to have them with me to commend my twentieth INDYCAR season and I'm anticipating getting them to triumph circle again as we did ordinarily before."
The main impetus of this coordinated effort was the solid relationship between the retailer and the racecar driver. 7-Eleven was Kanaan's essential support in 2003, his first entire year as an INDYCAR driver, and proceeded through the 2010 season. Kanaan won the 2004 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship and would in the end gain the "Iron Man" title of hustling. He is additionally the main INDYCAR driver to finish each lap of each race amid a season, every one of them 3,305, and holds the record for most back to back begins with 265.
The organization gives a chance to utilize the energy around auto hustling to associate with clients and fans seriously. Kanaan is as well known off the track as he is a triumphant driver while on it. In 2014, he won "Most Popular Driver," a respect voted by dashing fans and one 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto perceived long prior.
"Tony has ended up being an excited brand represetative, both for the game of hustling and for 7-Eleven," DePinto said. "At whatever point he and the show auto showed up, hordes of clients would end up meeting him. Tony would stay and sign photos and converse with 7-Eleven clients for a considerable length of time. He is a champ in all that he does."
Kanaan's first appearance for 7-Eleven this go-round will be at the 7-Eleven Experience in Las Vegas, a yearly gathering for the organization's franchisees. A show auto with the 7-Eleven logo will be highlighted at the occasion being held Feb. 1-2.
"We're truly eager to have 7-Eleven joining the group for the 2017 season and it's incredible to see them back in the game. They have such a solid history with Tony and we're recently happy that we can be a piece of bringing that relationship once again into hustling," said CGR President Steve Lauletta. "It's a tremendous turning point for Tony to praise his twentieth season in INDYCAR and I think 7-Eleven is an impeccable accomplice to go ahead board and be a part of the festival."
A couple of things have changed since 7-Eleven initially supported Kanaan over 10 years prior. For a certain something, the prevalent driver remains in contact with his fans via web-based networking media with a huge number of adherents on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Also, rather than being the new child on the piece, Kanaan is currently a veteran driver on the Verizon IndyCar Series circuit. Large portions of his fans now have families, and their youngsters tail him also.
"The 7-Eleven auto was a staple in the Verizon IndyCar Series for a considerable length of time and the majority of my fans still come to me and discuss how extraordinary of a run we had together," said Kanaan. "It's normal for me to be energized that we are rejoining strengths now at Chip Ganassi Racing."
Kanaan's most loved 7-Eleven items? Espresso, extraordinary for lengthy drives, sports beverages and better-for-you things like protein bars and crisp natural product.