Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today that Verizon IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 Winner Tony Kanaan will drive the No. 10 Taylor Swift, Big Machine Records car at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. The car will promote Seven-time GRAMMY winner TAYLOR SWIFT and Big Machine Records recording artist Taylor Swift’s THE 1989 WORLD TOUR that kicked off in Japan in early May, and will come to a close in Australia this December.
On the third stop of the North American leg of THE 1989 WORLD TOUR, Taylor will perform in Detroit at Ford Field this Saturday, May 30, the same weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will run the first and only doubleheader of the season in Detroit. Big Machine Records is the official entertainment partner of Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.
Although this is the first time that Kanaan has raced a Big Machine Records sponsored car, CGRT and Big Machine Records have enjoyed a solid relationship since 2011 and Big Machine also has a direct sponsorship with the popular Brazilian driver. CGRT previously ran Taylor Swift on their No. 42 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car to promote her RED album. The number one independent record label in the world is also a co-primary sponsor for CGRT rookie Sage Karam and the No. 8 car for the entire 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Another Big Machine Records artist will be featured on a CGRT car for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Rascal Flatts will be present on the rear wing of rookie Sage Karam’s No. 8 COMFORT REVOLUTION/Big Machine Records car for both races of the double header. Rascal Flatts will perform in Detroit at the WYCD Hoedown on June 6.
“Taylor Swift has become the biggest artist in the world and continues to shatter sales and airplay records as her historic THE 1989 WORLD TOUR kicks into high gear in Detroit. Indy 500 Champ Tony Kanaan knows a thing or two about high gears and will be racing for the wins this weekend with THE 1989 WORLD TOUR livery taking over his #10 Chevy Indy Car,” Scott Borchetta says.