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Mouser and Kanaan Rev Up for IndyCar Championship Race at Fontana

Mouser Electronics is preparing for the final race of 2012 IndyCar® Season where champion driver Tony Kanaan will take the wheel of the No. 11 Mouser Electronics/GEICO/KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Firestone IndyCar in the MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championship Race at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, September 15.

Kanaan, who will be finishing out his 11th year of IndyCar Racing at the two-mile oval track, is currently tied for first place (against Ryan Hunter-Reay) in the oval track standings to win the A.J. Foyt IndyCar® Oval Track Championship Trophy. The historic and highly anticipated IndyCar race returns to the Fontana Speedway for the first time since 2005, and premieres its very first "under-the-lights" event.

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"It's been so exciting to watch Tony drive the Mouser #11 car this year. Every race, he pushes harder and never gives up," says Larry Johannes, Mouser Electronics' Vice President of Strategic Marketing. "All of us at Mouser, TTI and all of our supplier partners are pulling for him at Fontana. He's due for a win, and with his aggressive driving style, there's a very good chance he'll get it."

To view a video interview with Kanaan during his recent visit to Mouser's corporate headquarters, click on http://mou.sr/GSTKHT. The champion driver has logged seven Top 6 finishes so far this season, including three Top 3 showings – a season-high 2nd place at Milwaukee and two outstanding 3rd place finishes at Iowa and the historic Indianapolis 500. He is currently ranked 8th in the overall 2012 Izod® IndyCar Championship point standings.

Joining Mouser as co-sponsors for the 2012 Izod® IndyCar Series are TTI, Inc, Sager, Murata, Molex, TE Connectivity, Phoenix Contact, Littelfuse, KEMET, Ohmite, Hammond, Harwin, ebm-papst, Omron, BIVAR, Fluke, and Amphenol.

Mouser's comprehensive IndyCar racing program provides a high-tech platform to showcase its valued supplier partnerships and connect with the industry's leading electronic design engineers and buyers. Engineers are invited to take the Mouser 500 Challenge, a series of three engineering challenges to help find design solutions to various technical problems relating to the high-speed sport of IndyCar. To learn more about Mouser's 500 Engineering Challenge, visit www.mouser.com/500challenge/.

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    DATE
    EVENT
    LOCATION
    Mar 25
    Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Apr 1
    Honda Grand Prix of Alabama
    Birmingham, AL
    Apr 15
    Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
    Long Beach, CA
    Apr 29
    Sao Paulo Indy 300
    San Paulo, Brazil
    May 27
    Indianapolis 500
    Speedway, IN
    Jun 3
    Chevy Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
    Detroit, MI
    Jun 9
    Firestone 550K
    Fort Worth, TX
    Jun 23-24
    Iowa Corn Indy 250
    Newton, IA
    Jul 8
    Honda Indy Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario
    Jul 22
    Edmonton Indy
    Edmonton, AB
    Aug 5
    Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
    Lexington, OH
    Aug 26
    Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
    Sonoma, CA
    Sept 2
    Baltimore Grand Prix
    Baltimore, MD
    Sept 15
    Auto Club Speedway
    Fontana, CA
Official sponsors of the 2012 Mouser IndyCar:

TTI TE Connectivity Phoenix Contact Murata Amphenol Ohmite Molex Kemet Harwin Littelfuse ebmpapst Hammond Bivar Omron Fluke