The Mouser-sponsored No. 18 car opened the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series in grand style, capturing a first-place finish in Florida at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 12. It was a historic win for driver Sebastien Bourdais, who overcame a last-place start to secure his 36th career IndyCar victory, advancing himself to sixth place on the all-time open wheel win list.
Mouser Electronics is proud to partner with valued supplier Molex to sponsor the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda in this year’s Verizon IndyCar Series. The 2017 season marks the 22nd season of the IndyCar Series and includes the 101st running of the famed Indianapolis 500, set for May 28. The Mouser- and Molex-sponsored car won the Indianapolis 500 in 2013. Mouser first sponsored IndyCar racing in 2011 as an inventive way to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies and how they affect the high-tech world of IndyCar racing.
“IndyCar teams like Dale Coyne Racing capitalize on the latest technologies to fine-tune performance and control on the track,” said Todd McAtee, Mouser Electronics’ Vice President, Americas Business Development. “This outstanding partnership between Mouser Electronics, Molex and Dale Coyne Racing is a testament to our collective commitment to speed, performance and excellence — both on and off the racetrack.
“Out of the gate, this season promises to be exciting,” added McAtee. “Bourdais’ amazing win in Florida has set the stage for six months of gritty competition in this fast, high-tech sport.”
“For us at Molex, this sponsorship is an opportunity to further demonstrate our commitment to developing products that help advance the automotive industry,” said Fred Bell, Vice President of Global Distribution for Molex. “We have a long history of designing small-footprint, high-performance interconnects that excel in challenging automotive applications. We look forward to being a key part of this important partnership.”
Next stop for the No. 18 car is the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 9, followed by the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on April 23. From there, the 2017 Championship includes 13 more events, featuring the Indianapolis 500 and the season finale at Sonoma, California. For more about Mouser-sponsored IndyCar racing, visit http://www.mouser.com/indy-racing/.