CHAMPCAR/CART: NTN Bearings primary sponsor on Scott Dixon's car for Toronto

(Toronto, Ontario Canada) - NTN Bearings has once again expanded its partnership with PacWest Racing Group to take on a more visible role for round 10 of the CART FedEx Championship Series in Toronto, Ontario Canada. For the Molson Indy Toronto,...

(Toronto, Ontario Canada) - NTN Bearings has once again expanded its partnership with PacWest Racing Group to take on a more visible role for round 10 of the CART FedEx Championship Series in Toronto, Ontario Canada. For the Molson Indy Toronto, NTN has agreed to be the primary sponsor for Scott Dixon's #18 Toyota powered Reynard.

NTN will be represented through primary car signage on the sidepods of what will be referred to this weekend as the #18 NTN PacWest Toyota. They will continue to remain on the #17 Nextel PacWest Toyota, driven by Mauricio Gugelmin, as an associate sponsor.

"We're thrilled to be part of the show this weekend at the Molson Indy," said Rick Thomas, President, NTN Bearing of Canada. "We know Scott is a heck of a driver and we are confident he will do very well here. We had hoped to work further with Scott this year, and we made it possible with this agreement."

NTN provides technical assistance on bearing packages to PacWest, with a strong focus on applications and research and development to help PacWest capture the FedEx Championship.

"NTN produces cutting edge bearing technology, and we are excited about expanding our partnership with them," said Bruce R. McCaw, President of PacWest. "Toronto is a very important market for CART, and even more important for NTN. We're really looking forward to putting on a good show this weekend for all of the NTN customers in attendance."

Bruce R. McCaw formed PacWest Racing Group in 1993, and the team currently fields two cars in the FedEx Championship Series as well as the Dayton Indy Lights Championship.

NTN, whose Canadian Headquarters is based in Mississauga, Ontario Canada, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a broad line of anti-friction bearings and constant velocity joints. NTN currently employs 12,770 people worldwide.

-PacWest

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Series Automotive , IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Mauricio Gugelmin