Phillips-Van Heusen has inked an agreement with the Indy Racing League to make its Izod clothing brand the official apparel of the IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

For the remainder of the 2008 season, PVH will provide Izod apparel to Indy Racing League and Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials and staff that work on and off the track.

From next season, PVH will also supply the Indy Racing League with an exclusive Izod fashion collection.

PVH also announced that Izod would sponsor two drivers, Ryan Hunter-Reay of the IndyCar Series and Logan Gomez of the Firestone Indy Lights, as well as the Guthrie Racing Team.

"As a brand built upon the pillars of performance, lifestyle and Americana, what better moment than the Fourth of July to celebrate our new relationship with one of America's favourite past times," said Allen Sirkin, chief operating officer of PVH.