May 1, 2015
Team Penske announced today that it has partnered with Avaya as a team sponsor for the 2015 season in both the Verizon IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Simon Pagenaud will pilot the No. 22 Avaya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet for at least four Verizon IndyCar Series events in his first season with Team Penske, including the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24. Avaya will also adorn the side of the No. 2 Ford Fusion driven by Brad Keselowski in the Sprint Cup Series event at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, May 9.
The Avaya partnership was fostered through the existing relationship between Team Penske and HP.
“We are excited to welcome Avaya to Team Penske through their relationship with HP, supporting Simon Pagenaud and Brad Keselowski,” said Roger Penske.
Avaya’s partnership with HP will focus on cloud-based enterprise team and customer engagement offerings.
In addition to sponsoring the No. 22 Chevrolet at the Indianapolis 500, Avaya will also serve as the primary sponsor for Pagenaud and his team in Verizon IndyCar Series events this season at Texas Motor Speedway, the Streets of Toronto and Sonoma Raceway.
Pagenaud, in his debut season at Team Penske, is currently ranked ninth in the series point standings after posting top-10 finishes in three of the first four races this season.
Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced more than 400 major race wins, over 450 pole positions and 27 National Championships. The team has also earned 15 Indianapolis 500 victories.