We’ve always been in a race to be first, so a partnership with a sport that relies on parallel business pillars of technology, precision and teamwork was a natural progression. The NTT DATA Racing program is built on the foundation of INDYCAR, North America’s premier open-wheel racing series that features an international field of the world’s most versatile drivers who compete on superspeedways, short ovals, street circuits and permanent road courses.
What began as a primary sponsorship of an entry for Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 has evolved into a multi-faceted partnership with INDYCAR after our parent company, NTT, secured the entitlement partnership of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2019. The race is on to shape the sport’s future of fan engagement, delivering deeper data insights through intelligent technology and transforming the business of INDYCAR through innovation and partnership.
NTT DATA is the official IT services partner and proud sponsor of Chip Ganassi Racing. A fixture in the auto racing industry for more than 30 years, team owner Chip Ganassi is considered one of the most successful owners the sport has seen. Learn more about the team, its success and our proud partnership.NTT DATA and Chip Ganassi Racing
Felix Rosenqvist, driver of the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda
Felix Rosenqvist is among a contingent of young racers in line to become the next-gen stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Just in his second season driving the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing, he has already exhibited the talent and promise that has him poised to make that next step.
Rosenqvist, a native of Värnamo, Sweden, christened his NTT INDYCAR SERIES career in 2019 by promptly earning the series’ rookie-of-the-year honors while finishing sixth in the championship. The year was highlighted by his first career pole at the Indianapolis Grand Prix, a pair of season-best runner-up finishes (Mid-Ohio, Portland) and leading 71 laps in the 17-race season.
For the 2020 season, he is teamed up again with five-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon (No. 9 Honda) and incoming fellow Swede, Marcus Ericsson (No. 8 Honda). Rosenqvist wasted little time in this pandemic-delayed season to add another career milestone. He earned his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory in the fourth race, winning at Road America on July 12 with a dramatic next-to-last lap pass on the permanent road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Follow Felix throughout the season on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. To keep up on his on-track performances in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, follow #NTTDATARacing or click here for the latest results and standings.
Scott Dixon, driver of the No. 9 Honda
Scott Dixon, driver of the No. 9 Honda with associate NTT DATA sponsorship, is a five-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and already considered one of the greatest drivers to ever compete in the sport.
He is competing in his 20th INDYCAR season, including the last 19 with Chip Ganassi Racing, and ranks third all-time in victories, with the prized Indianapolis 500 in 2008 among them.
Dixon entered this season with 46 victories but won the opening three races to push his total to 49 (and counting), trailing only legends A.J. Foyt (67) and Mario Andretti (52). The season-opening winning streak allowed Dixon to extend his INDYCAR record for consecutive seasons with a victory to 16 and tie Foyt for the record of most seasons with a win at 18.
In addition to his legendary INDYCAR career, the Auckland, New Zealand native has excelled in endurance sports car racing. He is a three-time overall winner of the Rolex 24 at Daytona (2020, 2018, 2015) as well as a class winner in 2018.
Download the INDYCAR mobile app, powered by NTT DATA, to stay up-to-date on the latest news, photos and videos of your favorite drivers and teams in America's premiere open-wheel racing series. This free app is available across all mobile providers and offers must-have features for every racing fan, including:
Born Racer, the intriguing 90-minute, behind-the-scenes documentary on five-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon, is now available on Netflix and well worth streaming for a look into the dedication, danger and commitment to win in the world of motorsports. The documentary takes fans on a journey through the eyes of the open-wheel superstar during the 2017 season in the No. 9 NTT DATA Honda that included a dramatic run at a series championship and a terrifying crash at the Indianapolis 500.
Born Racer also shares vintage footage from the beginnings of Dixon’s career as a boy karting in New Zealand before making his way and name with Chip Ganassi Racing in North America’s premier open-wheel racing series. In addition to exclusive footage and personal insights from Dixon, Born Racer includes engaging interviews with his wife Emma Davies-Dixon along with long-time friends and former teammates Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan, among others.
Margo Cooke, NTT DATA’s vice president of brand, creative, events and sponsorship, shares her take on Born Racer here.
INDYCAR is all about acceleration, technology and smart racing. So are we. It’s time to buckle up and enjoy the exhilarating ride to redefine fan engagement, deliver deeper data insights through intelligent technology and transform the business of INDYCAR through innovation and partnership.
When our parent company NTT became the official series title sponsor and Official Technology Partner of INDYCAR in 2019, the vision already was in place to accelerate the future of smart racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and the industry overall. We did not arrive as a newcomer to the sport but took systematic steps since 2013 to identify how a global information technology and business solutions leader could make an impact. Learn about the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.