GMR agrees multi-year naming rights deal for IndyCar Grand Prix
Global Medical Response, a USA-based healthcare provider, has signed a multi-year deal to become the naming rights partner of motor racing’s annual IndyCar Grand Prix, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The deal comes into effect for next year’s event, the fifth race of the 2020 IndyCar Series, set to take place on 9 May, and extends the existing relationship between the series, the circuit and GMR.
Last year, American Medical Response, a sub-section of GMR’s business, came on board as the official medical response partner for all motor racing events at the IMS. This included the prestigious Indianapolis 500, as well as the separate IndyCar race.
The speedway will continue working with GMR to raise awareness of the work done by first responders to emergencies across North America. This will also take place during other races at IMS attended by AMR, including the venue’s annual Nascar event
IMS and IndyCar have also brought in the All Clear Foundation, set up by GMR to improve working and living conditions for first responders, as an official charity.
Randy Owen, president and chief executive of GMR, said: “We are proud to sponsor the GMR Grand Prix… and to work with IndyCar to dedicate this season to raising awareness about the vital work all first responders do.”
The IndyCar Series, as well as the IMS, was acquired last month by Roger Penske, the billionaire US motor racing entrepreneur. The agreement between Penske Entertainment Corp, and Hulman and Company, also included Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions.
The 2020 IndyCar season starts in St. Petersburg, Florida, on 15 March.