IndyCar’s Chip Ganassi extends American Legion partnership

Charity will shift to primary sponsor of number ten car driven by Álex Palou.

IndyCar’s Chip Ganassi extends American Legion partnership

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IndyCar's Chip Ganassi Racing have agreed a multi-year extension to their partnership with The American Legion.

The US veterans charity will shift to primary sponsor of the entry driven by Álex Palou, which was looking for a new title sponsor following the exit of long-term partner NTT Data.

The American Legion will also feature prominently across all of Chip Ganassi Racing's IndyCar entries, as well as for development driver Kyffin Simpson in Indy NXT, the newly renamed feeder series.

This expands The American Legion's presence in the open-wheel series, as it is also an official charity partner of IndyCar. It has sponsored Chip Ganassi Racing for the previous two seasons.

In addition to their on-track objectives, Chip Ganassi Racing will promote the charity's 'Be The One' initiative that is focused on reducing veteran suicide.

“Supporting our nation’s veterans is of immense importance to our organization, and we are humbled to continue supporting The American Legion’s mission in ending veteran suicide,” team owner Chip Ganassi said. “We will do absolutely everything we can to help veterans get the support they need while raising public awareness of the ‘Be The One’ platform.”

Dean Kessel, chief marketing officer at The American Legion, added: “We have received an overwhelming amount of support from fans, active-duty military members and veterans as a result of this partnership, and we’re pleased to see it grow.

“Thanks to the continuous collaboration with the team’s other partners, and the promotion of the ‘Be The One’ initiative, we are discovering more ways to engage with the military community than ever before. We want all veterans to know that it’s OK to ask for help.”