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Strong Performance Drives Mouser #11 to Top 10 at Sonoma Grand Prix

Mouser Electronics salutes champion driver Tony Kanaan for his tenacity in the GoPro™ Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway, held on August 26. Kanaan raced the No. 11 Mouser Electronics/GEICO/KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Firestone IndyCar to a Top-10 finish on the famous California track.

Kanaan's determination comes as a reminder of his Sonoma victory in 2005, when IndyCar returned to the Californian track after a 35-year hiatus. Though Kanaan did not achieve the second victory he wanted, his ability to forge ahead, despite mechanical set-backs, proved him once again to be a road course master at Sonoma Valley.

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"Tony is one of the best drivers out there, and his ability to drive really comes out when the car is under performing," says Larry Johannes, Mouser Electronics' Vice President of Strategic Marketing. "We're looking forward to watching the degree to which he excels in the final two remaining races of the season."

"I definitely had a top-six car today," states Kanaan. "The first lap I broke my front wing and even with that problem I got up to seventh place...We continue to fight..."

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. The performance at Sonoma will put him in 6th 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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    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
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