ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tony Kanaan has landed a nine-race sponsorship deal with Hydroxycut just in time for the IndyCar season opener at St. Petersburg.
The deal between KV Racing Technology-SH and the weight-loss supplement company helps the team replace longtime sponsor Geico, which gave the organization little notice it was pulling out of IndyCar.
Team co-owner Jimmy Vasser says KV learned in February that Geico wasn't returning. He thanked Hydroxycut for stepping up as a new sponsor to the series.
The deal still leaves Kanaan's No. 11 car with five unsponsored races, but KV likes its chances of landing a sponsor because four of the events are ABC telecasts. Vasser said the team is working with IndyCar in finding potential sponsors.