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NTT Data to Sponsor Dixon at Long Beach

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Chip Ganassi Racing announced that NTT Data will be the primary sponsor of Scott Dixon’s No. 9 Honda for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The current full-time sponsor for Tony Kanaan, the addition of putting their colors on Dixon’s car will showcase two entries for the second race of the Verizon IndyCar Series for NTT Data.

“Having the opportunity to be represented by two of the all-time greats in INDYCAR is something that doesn’t come along too often,” said  John McCain, CEO of NTT DATA.

“The team is off to a fast start in 2017, and adding Scott to our lineup gives us another level of visibility, and doubles our chances of getting to victory lane. I think our clients and employees are going to be in for a big treat when the No. 9 and No. 10 cars unload in Long Beach in just a few short days.”

Following Long Beach, NTT Data will serve as an associate sponsor for Dixon at Phoenix and Indianapolis.

Running two cars with the same sponsor brought back memories for Dixon.

“This will be a bit of déjà vu for TK and I, going back to when he first joined the team in 2014 and we were in similar livery with the same partner,” said Dixon.

“NTT DATA has been a great supporter of our Indy car program for several seasons now, and I look forward to contributing to their program and delivering for them on-track this season.”

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.