NASHVILLE, TN (March 9, 2018) —  Big Machine Platinum Filtered Premium Vodka announced today that it will sponsor IndyCar drivers Tony Kanaan and Josef Newgarden throughout the 2018 racing season.  Beginning this weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix in St. Petersburg, FL, both drivers will sport the Big Machine Vodka logo on their helmets, while the logo will also appear on Kanaan’s firesuit.

“When it comes to IndyCar there are no better racers than reigning series champ Josef Newgarden and former champ and Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan,” said Borchetta. “And when it comes to Vodka there’s no better than our Platinum Filtered spirit. We’re mixing all the best ingredients together for a great 2018 season.”

“I’m excited to kick-off the 2018 season with the support of Big Machine Platinum Filtered Vodka on my quest with AJ Foyt Racing to finish on top,” said 2013 Indy 500 winner and 2004 IndyCar Champion Kanaan.

“I’m proud to partner with Big Machine Vodka for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season,” added 2017 IndyCar Champion Newgarden. “They are passionate racers at their core and know what it takes to succeed both on and off the track.”

The vodka brand also announced earlier this year that it will become the title partner of the annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard takes place on September 9 and will serve as the thrilling finale to the Cup Series regular season.

Big Machine Platinum-Filtered Premium Vodka is 25 times distilled and three times platinum filtered making it “The smoothest tasting vodka, period.” The spirit launched in late 2016 and is an offspring of the world-renowned record label Big Machine Label Group located in Nashville. To find Big Machine Vodka in your area visit

Josef Newgarden signs with Big Machine Vodka for 2018 IndyCar Series
Pictured (L-R):  Big Machine Vodka’s Mark Borchetta, IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden, BMLG COOAndrew Kautz, BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta


IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan dons the Big Machine Vodka logo for the 2018 season