Palou says “it’s super special” to welcome DHL to his number 10 car next season

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DHL has joined Chip Ganassi Racing on a multi-year deal sponsoring two-time IndyCar champion Alex Palou’s number 10 car.

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The Spaniard is switching from the blue and white of American Legion to the red and yellow of DHL for the season opener at St. Petersburg.

Palou is eagerly anticipating the arrival of DHL, a deal that the 26-year-old believes we’ll give the team plenty of exposure.

“It’s super special. I mean, we’re welcoming a new sponsor to the team. We’re welcoming a huge sponsor. As I said, it’s very special to represent such a big brand like that.

“I think small kids that don’t really follow a lot in motorsport, they know what DHL is. It’s super visible, it’s a brand that you see everywhere. Hopefully we’ll not only help the team continuing to win races, but we’ll also help getting more exposure everywhere globally.”

Palou is aiming for his third IndyCar title next season, a championship that would put him level with Rick Mears and and Al Unser.

“I’m excited. It’s obviously challenging to get a big sponsor like that. You need to deliver. At the same time that kind of pressure is what drives us.”

The global logistics and international shipping company have a storied history in IndyCar.

The brand sponsored Ryan Hunter-Reay’s title-winning season in 2012 and Indy 500 win two years later.

DHL also sponsored former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean’s number 28 Andretti Autosport car over the past couple of years.

“I am extremely proud to welcome DHL to the Chip Ganassi Racing family,” team owner Chip Ganassi said.

“It is an honor to partner with an organization that shares our fundamental values of teamwork, growth, responsibility, and the pursuit of excellence. Together, we are committed to embodying those values both on and off the racetrack.”

DHL will be switching to a different role with Jamie Chadwick’s Indy NXT career after moving from Andretti Autosport to Chip Ganassi Racing.

“We’re going to be doing an ambassadorship role, which was the original intention when we spoke to her a couple years ago.

Mike Parra, CEO of DHL Express Americas and Head of Global Sponsorships, said: “We’ve been following Jamie for five years, my team has. Yeah, we’ll be doing an ambassadorship role with her inside of the series, but more importantly, outside the series.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Chip Ganassi Racing, an organization that has a rich history of success, deeply rooted in principles shared by DHL, such as a commitment to supporting the communities we call home, and the relentless pursuit of excellence by investing in our people who embody speed, passion, and dedication,” said Parra.

“As we sponsor this winning motorsports team with Alex Palou behind the wheel, we look forward to many winning moments both on and off the track in the months and years to come.”