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"Mouser Machine" and Kanaan Perform Well at Toronto Indy
Strong Performance Moves Him up in Overall Point Standings

Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today saw Tony Kanaan battle to a 4th place finish at the Honda Toronto Indycar Race. Kanaan has had a string of Top 5 finishes placing him 6th in overall points for the Indycar World Championship.

The Honda Indy Toronto track is a challenging street circuit with 11 turns and is 2.824-km or 1.755-mi in length. The race makes its way through the streets of downtown Toronto near Exhibition Place and the beautiful Lake Ontario. Kanaan, racing in the No. 11 GEICO/MOUSER ELECTRONICS – KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Firestone IndyCar, started mid pack at Sunday's race. Kanaan charged ahead early easily moving up through the field and even battled for the lead with eventual winner Ryan Hunter-Reay.

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"Tony's driving skills never cease to amaze me," said Larry Johannes, Mouser Electronics' Vice President of Strategic Marketing. "Throughout the 2012 season, Tony has given the competition a run for their money. He doesn't back down and he always gives it everything he's got – every race. Mouser is proud to be behind a team with this kind of drive to succeed."

"It's been a wild day," Kanaan said after the race. "It didn't help with the drive-through penalty, but I had a great restart passing six cars and the guys did a great pit stop. We made a mistake using an old set of reds (alternate tires) in the last stint, so I was losing a lot of places, but I again managed to make it up on the restart. We are getting so close to a win, just not quite there yet."

To view a video interview with Tony Kanaan during his recent visit to Mouser's corporate headquarters, click on http://mou.sr/GSTKHT. This year so far, Kanaan has collected six Top-6 showings in the first 10 races of the 2012 season – highlighted by an impressive podium finish at this year's Indy 500. The next IZOD IndyCar Series event is the Edmonton Indy on Sunday, July 22. The track is a 13-turn, 3.579 km temporary circuit set up at the Edmonton City Centre Airport near the downtown area of Alberta, Canada.

Mouser's comprehensive IndyCar racing program provides a high-tech platform to showcase its valued supplier partnerships and connect with the industry's top design engineers and electronic component buyers. Engineers are also 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-tech, high-speed sport of IndyCar racing.

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

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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
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