Team Penske announced that the Hitachi Group has extended its sponsorship through the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

Helio Castroneves will drive the No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet in nine races this season, including the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Hitachi also will be an associate sponsor on the three other Team Penske cars.

“I’m honored to have represented Hitachi over the last few years and look forward to more wins,” said Castroneves, who drove the Hitachi car to victory in the second race of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans last year.

Hitachi is a leading global electronics company that supplies consumer, automotive and industrial equipment. It supplies the direct fuel injection system on the Chevrolet 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engines.


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