ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading new product introduction distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is proud to team up with valued supplier Molex, LLC to sponsor the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan team for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. The season kicks off March 11 in Florida at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
The 2018 season marks the 23rd season of the IndyCar Series and includes the 102nd running of the famed Indianapolis 500, set for May 27. Sebastien Bourdais will once again be behind the wheel of the Mouser- and Molex-sponsored No. 18 IndyCar. Bourdais won the St. Pete race in 2017 with an impressive last-to-first performance that earned him his 36th victory and put him at number six on the IndyCar career victory list.
“We’re excited both as a sponsor and as fans for the new season and to see Sebastien Bourdais back in the cockpit,” said Todd McAtee, Mouser Electronics’ Vice President, Americas Business Development. “Bourdais and the team showed incredible perseverance last season. With the podium wins at St. Pete and Long Beach, Bourdais showed us why he’s one of the best drivers in the league. But he really proved his mettle when he came back from his serious injuries to podium in two of the three last races of the season.”
“Molex is proud to team up with Mouser to sponsor the No. 18 car,” said Fred Bell, Vice President of Global Distribution for Molex. “As a leading provider of integrated electronic solutions, Molex has a distinguished history of designing small-footprint, high-performance interconnects that excel in challenging automotive applications. Our sponsorship gives us the opportunity to further demonstrate our commitment to developing products that help advance the automotive industry.”
Mouser first sponsored IndyCar racing in 2011 as an inventive way to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies. The Mouser- and Molex-sponsored car with Tony Kanaan at the wheel won the Indianapolis 500 in 2013.
After the season opener in St. Petersburg, the series continues in Phoenix on April 7; Long Beach, Calif., on April 15; and Birmingham, Ala., on April 22. To learn more, visit www.mouser.com/indy-racing.
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About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor's website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from over 700 manufacturers. Mouser offers 22 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 600,000 customers in 170 countries from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.
Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical.
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