Global insurance brokerage Gallagher has announced a new, multi-year partnership with Penske Entertainment and Team Penske, which will span across assets at both the series and team level within the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, as well as branding in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The partnership includes entitlement sponsorship of the Gallagher Grand Prix event on July 30, part of the Brickyard tripleheader weekend on NBC. Gallagher will also serve as the primary partner on the No. 3 Gallagher Dallara/Chevrolet driven by Scott McLaughlin, defending NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year.
“It is exciting that a global brand like Gallagher recognizes the opportunities to grow as a partner with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Team Penske, aligning with our goals and vision,” said Roger Penske, founder and chairman of Penske Corporation. “We know that Gallagher shares many of the core values that are important across our Penske Entertainment and Team Penske motorsports properties. Gallagher plans to take full advantage of our partnership to not only showcase their brand, but to provide a special, one-of-a-kind experience through motorsports.”
Gallagher will also become the branded partner of the all-new Gallagher Pavilion in Pagoda Plaza at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The pavilion will host hospitality events throughout the year. Gallagher will also have signage at the track during the Indianapolis 500 and other race weekend events.
“In partnering with Penske Entertainment and Team Penske, we are able to do what we do best: provide solutions that every business needs – insurance, risk management and consulting – while also having an exciting opportunity to forge new relationships with an outstanding brand,” said Christopher Mead, chief marketing officer at Gallagher. “We are thrilled to be aligning with a partner who reflects the ‘Gallagher Way’ values of ethics and community service, and who can provide unique experiences for our clients, prospects, employees and partners.”
McLaughlin, who will drive the No. 3 Gallagher Dallara/Chevrolet at Detroit and Indianapolis, is a three-time Australian Supercars champion and earned his first INDYCAR pole and victors in the season-opening event in February. He currently sits second in the standings.
“I’m super pumped about adding a company like Gallagher to the No. 3 team for this year,” McLaughlin said. “As a team, we want to have partners that are fully committed to the cause, just like our team is this season. I’ve seen the No. 3 Gallagher car, and it’s going to look pretty awesome on the track. I also love racing at Detroit and at Indy, which are two of our marquee tracks. They are going to love being a part of INDYCAR, and I’m pumped to have them a part of our team.”