CDW JOINS NEWMAN/HAAS RACING FOR THE BIGGEST SPECTACLE IN RACING – THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY INDY 500
INDIANAPOLIS (May 27, 2011) --- CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare will be a major sponsor of Newman/Haas Racing's No. 2 Telemundo program with Oriol Servia for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 on May 29. The No. 2 entry will feature the signage of CDW on the sidepods as well as Telemundo signage on the car.
"As a leader in technology solutions, we make technology work for our customers and deliver results with speed and accuracy," said John A. Edwardson, chairman and chief executive officer, CDW. "Like CDW, Newman/Haas Racing 'Gets IT.' Our sponsorship of the No. 2 car in the Indianapolis 500 will further associate our brand with excellence and performance in one of the world's most prominent sporting events."
"We have been speaking with CDW for many years now and are very happy they chose to become involved in our Telemundo program for the Indy 500," said Carl Haas, co-founder of Newman/Haas Racing. "We have made a dramatic change in our business development philosophy for our clients. Telemundo and CDW are quality partners and by every measure their involvement with our team collectively quantifies our changes."
"I raced a CDW-sponsored car at Chicago in 2008 and have always been impressed with the company," said Indy car driver Oriol Servia. "I myself am interested in high tech things so I have known them for a while. They have been supportive of racing in the past and it is great to have them involved in the Indy 500 with us."
CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. Ranked No. 38 on Forbes' list of America's Largest Private Companies, CDW features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company's solution architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops, printers and solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data center optimization and cloud computing. CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 6,300 coworkers. In 2010, the company generated sales of $8.8 billion. For more information, visit CDW.com.
About Newman/Haas Racing
Newman/Haas Racing (NHR) was formed by actor/race car driver Paul Newman and racing entrepreneur Carl Haas and is one of the most successful open wheel racing teams competing today. In 2011 the team will participate in their 29th consecutive season of competition and will attempt to add to the eight championships, 107 race wins and 109 pole positions they have earned to date. For more information, log on to www.newmanhaasracing.com, www.newmanhaasdelivers.com or www.indycar.com.