DXC Technology and Texas Motor Speedway announced an agreement today that will see the global IT services leader become entitlement sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series at the 1.5-mile oval. The DXC Technology 600 is the ninth race on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, set for the weekend of June 8-9 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Texas Motor Speedway – sitting in the fifth-largest media market in the United States – has hosted a total of 29 Verizon IndyCar Series races since the track opened in 1997. The oval is known for its close, tight racing, including in 2016 when Graham Rahal nipped James Hinchcliffe at the finish line for the win by a mere 0.0080 of a second. Will Power of Team Penske is the defending race winner.
The announcement of DXC Technology as title sponsor follows confirmation that the company is expanding its relationship with Team Penske in the Verizon IndyCar Series to serve as primary sponsor on the team’s No. 22 Chevrolet driven by Simon Pagenaud for six races this season.
“Our new sponsorship with the Texas Motor Speedway is a great fit with DXC Technology’s brand proposition and strategic business goals, as well as our partnership with Team Penske,” said Gary Stockman, chief marketing and communications officer, DXC Technology. “We have a strong client and employee base in Texas, and the DXC Technology 600 will be a marquee event for them and fans across the region and beyond. We’re pleased to be a part of ‘America’s Original INDYCAR Nighttime Race.’”
The DXC Technology 600 weekend consists of Verizon IndyCar Series practice and qualifying on Friday, June 8, as well as a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in the evening. The main event, the 248-lap Verizon IndyCar Series race, is on Saturday, June 9 and airs live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network. Ticket information is available at TexasMotorSpeedway.com.