P1 from Pit Lane: Your All-Access Pass to the INDYCAR Harvest GP Races

Events /P1 from Pit Lane: Your All-Access Pass to the INDYCAR Harvest GP Races
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The NTT INDYCAR® SERIESreturned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 2-3, 2020 for the INDYCAR Harvest GPs. In this doubleheader race weekend, INDYCAR’s biggest stars take on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course as they try to secure as many championship points as possible in these next-to-final races of the 2020 season.

But before the races, NTT takes you and your family on a unique behind-the-scenes experience in this 30-minute webinar — all from the comfort of your home.

What You’ll Learn

     How race control stewards analyze data, review on-track incidents, issue penalties and communicate with teams and safety units
     How the tech inspection team enforces regulations and maintains a competitive balance between teams and manufacturers across multiple inspection stations
     How Chip Ganassi Racing prepares their transporters for a race weekend
     What Scott Dixon’s spotter does to help his driver have a successful race
      What the Harvest GP polesitter, Rinus VeeKay, is looking forward to as he nears the end of the 2020 season

Our Panelists

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Margo Cooke
Vice President, Brand, Creative, Events & Sponsorships
NTT DATA Services

Margo is vice president of brand services, event marketing and sponsorships for NTT DATA Services. She has more than 20 years of experience in Business and IT Services marketing and communications with a focus on designing and executing memorable programs to engage clients and develop brand loyalty.

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Kara Giacobazzi
Marketing Senior Specialist
NTT DATA Services

Kara is a marketing senior specialist at NTT DATA Services. She joined the sports sponsorship team in 2017 and currently leads client engagement for the INDYCAR hospitality program. Additionally, she manages the company’s social media channels as it relates to the racing sponsorships.

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Robbie Fast
Chip Ganassi Racing

Robbie is the spotter for the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda driven by Scott Dixon, acting as the driver’s second set of eyes and the voice by using radio to communicate on‐track incidents, opportunities to pass and more. In addition, he is a transportation driver for Chip Ganassi Racing, which serves as the team’s race shop on wheels at the track over the race weekend. Robbie began his career in the racing industry in 1995 and has been with Chip Ganassi Racing since 2009. He looks forward to sharing his unique behind-the-scenes insight to race fans.

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Rinus VeeKay
Driver of the No. 21 SONAX Chevrolet
Ed Carpenter Racing

Born in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, Rinus van Kalmthout began karting in 2009 at the age of 8. With sights set firmly on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, he transitioned to the Road to Indy in 2017 and launched his U.S. career driving as Rinus VeeKay. Rinus joined Ed Carpenter Racing as a full-time driver for the 2020 season. The Harvest GP (Race 1) marks his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES pole position.