Honda renews commitment to IndyCar
Honda has announced the company has renewed its commitment to Indycar, signing a new multi-year agreement to continue participation as a manufacturer in the Verizon IndyCar Series through 2017
Honda has announced the company has renewed its commitment to Indycar, signing a new multi-year agreement to continue participation as a manufacturer in the Verizon IndyCar Series through 2017, with an option to extend the agreement through the 2020 season.
In addition to continuing as a manufacturer in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Honda is title sponsor for three events on the schedule: the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park; the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; and the Honda Indy Toronto, sponsored by Honda Canada.
RELATED: 10 Things To Do at the Honda Indy
In nine years of CART competition, Honda scored 65 victories from 164 races, winning four manufacturers’ championships and six consecutive drivers’ titles from 1996-2001.
Honda joined the IndyCar Series at the start of the 2003 season, became single supplier of racing engines to the series from 2006-2011, and welcomed the return of multi-manufacturer competition in 2012.
Honda has scored an additional 152 victories in INDYCAR, 54 of those wins in multi-manufacturer competition. In addition, the company has two Manufacturers’ Championships and scored 10 Indianapolis 500 victories from 2004-2015.
Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 40,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment exceeding $23 billion.