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DHL Named the Official Express and Logistics Provider for Inaugural Event
DHL enhances racing atmosphere at NOLA Motorsports Park
NEW ORLEANS (March 12, 2015) – Nola Motor Host Committee today announced an agreement with DHL, the world’s leading express delivery and logistics company, that names DHL as the “Official Express and Logistics Provider” for the 2015 Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana.
“We are delighted to help usher in a new era of racing by entering a partnership with the NOLA Motorsports Host Committee. This inaugural Indy race in New Orleans is going to be nothing less than exciting,” said Christine Nashick, Chief Customer Officer at DHL Express. “As the first global express delivery company to enter many markets around the world, we’re excited to be among the first sponsors partnering in bringing another fast-paced industry to a new venue – the NOLA Motorsports Park.”
The DHL brand will be visible to all INDYCAR fans in attendance at NOLA Motorsports Park, as well as the viewers watching the inaugural event featuring some of the world’s fastest drivers on NBCSN’s live broadcast.
“We are extremely pleased to have DHL join us for our inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana and help deliver a wonderful race week for all involved with the event,” said Tim Ramsberger, Andretti Sports Marketing Vice President and Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana General Manager. “A strong brand, such as DHL, helps further demonstrate the potential of this event for the Louisiana, IndyCar and all other race series on our schedule.”
First-time fans have the opportunity to watch some of the most exciting racing series compete on the 2.74-mile, 13-turn track at NOLA Motorsports Park. Providing support for the headlining Verizon IndyCar Series race will be: Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and the Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BF-Goodrich Tires. MRTI will feature two of the three steps of the open-wheel ladder system with Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tires and Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda.
For more information regarding the weekend on-track schedule, please visit: GPofNOLA.com. If you are interested in purchasing single-day tickets, please visit: GPofNOLA.com or call (800) 514-ETIX. Fans can also purchase tickets on-site at the Karting Facility at NOLA Motorsports Park.
DHL – The logistics company for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL’s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With more than 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, they connect people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-Commerce, technology, life science and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.
About the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana
The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana will take place April 10-12, 2015 and is hosted at NOLA Motorsports Park, in Avondale, Louisiana. This three-day weekend festival will attract party-goers from all over the world to witness this first-time action packed event. The newly designed NOLA Motorsports Park facility will feature a 2.74-mile track with 13 turns that incorporate passing zones suitable for the Verizon IndyCar Series, Mazda Road to Indy Series, International Motorsports Association (IMSA) and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). This event promises to offer outstanding racing, local New Orleans flare and family-friendly activities for all of those that attend.
Fans can also follow the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana on Facebook at: www.Facebook.com/GPofNOLA, Twitter: www.Twitter.com/GPofNOLA and on Instagram: @gpofnola.
About NOLA Motorsports Park
Founded in 2011 and located just twenty minutes from downtown New Orleans French Quarter area, NOLA Motorsports Park offers an experience like no other through their world-class driving school, state-of-the-art karting facility, corporate event space and one of a kind multi-course track. The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana will be the first premier American-based open-wheel racing event to take place at NOLA Motorsports Park.
About the Verizon IndyCar Series
The Verizon IndyCar Series is the premier open-wheel series in North America, competing on a challenging combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits. In 2015, the Verizon IndyCar Series will conduct races in the United States, Brazil and Canada – all available worldwide through comprehensive, long-term agreements with ABC, the NBC Sports Network, ESPN International, SportsNet in Canada and TV Bandeirantes in Brazil. The Verizon IndyCar Series continues to be the fastest, most diverse and most competitive racing series that features an international cast of star drivers and venues. A leader in motorsports technology, the Verizon IndyCar Series was the first in motorsports to utilize 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol and in 2015 its engine suppliers will continue to use passenger car-relevant E85. For more information on the Verizon IndyCar Series, visit www.indycar.com.
About Andretti Sports Marketing
Andretti Sports Marketing is an Indianapolis-based marketing company focusing on sports, entertainment, experiential, and urban event management. We manage and operate world-class marketing platforms and large-scale events around the world. Andretti Sports Marketing has partnered with companies such as Volkswagen, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, AutoNation, DHL, Chrysler, Honda, the FIA Formula E Championship, and Red Bull Global Rallycross, among others. Drawing on its competencies in marketing, public relations, strategy, retail, contract negotiation, logistics, hospitality, and event management, Andretti Sports Marketing focuses on providing best-in-class services across a broad scope of disciplines. To learn more, please visit: andrettisportsmarketing.com.