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Mouser Gears Up for Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

Mouser Electronics shifts into high gear with champion driver Tony Kanaan for the GoPro™ Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway on August 26, where the tenacious driver will campaign the No. 11 Mouser Electronics/GEICO/KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Firestone IndyCar on the famous California purpose-built road course.

The track is a 2.52-mile road course nestled in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. In 2005, Kanaan claimed the inaugural victory when IndyCar returned to Sonoma Valley after a 35-year hiatus. With a previous win at Sonoma on his record, Kanaan is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats this year as he races for another win.

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"We are hoping for a repeat of 2005," says Larry Johannes, Mouser Electronics' Vice President of Strategic Marketing. "And with Tony behind the wheel of the No.11 Mouser car, we are thinking the odds are in his favor. Rest assured it will be an exciting race."

"We are getting so close to another win," states Kanaan. "We are still in the championship hunt. We just have to keep producing good results. Hopefully we get a win very soon."

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 now holds on to 7th place in the 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