Jonathan Byrd’s Racing Makes A Power Play With The Indy Fuel
Greenwood, IN – With just a few days left before festivities kick off at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, KVSH/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing is pleased to welcome another partner to the team, in the form of Indy’s newest professional sports franchise, the Indy Fuel.
The Indy Fuel are the proud “AA” affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs. Entering their second season in the ECHL in 2015-16, the Fuel play their home games at the recently renovated, historic Indiana Farmers Coliseum.
Sean Hallett, CEO & COO of the Indy Fuel, talked about the partnership: “We are thrilled to team up with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing and Bryan Clauson for this year’s Indianapolis 500 and eagerly await race day 2015! As our name suggests, we at the Fuel have a deep respect and admiration of the proud racing tradition of the Circle City, and to be on board with Jonathan Byrd’s is truly a thrill.”
Bryan Clauson offered his thoughts, saying “Obviously, with the month of May about to kick off, this is a very exciting time for our program, and adding an Indianapolis sports franchise to our team is very cool. We all know that Indy is a great sports town, so having the chance to represent a fresh, new brand that hopes to build on the proud sports tradition of Indy, and folding them into the tradition that is the Indy 500, is an honor.”
Jonathan Byrd II added: “I really enjoy hockey, so I was excited when the Indy Fuel brought hockey back to Indianapolis, and it’s been great being able to get back to attending games at the Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum. We’re definitely excited about this partnership, and are proud to carry the Indy Fuel with us into competition. With us restarting our family’s racing program this year, and the Indy Fuel coming off their first season, this is great timing and a great fit. Together, we’re fueling are mutual passions.”
In addition to the Indy Fuel’s Indy 500 sponsorship with the Byrd team, Jonathan Byrd’s Catering, part of the fast-growing Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality & Restaurant Group and the Official Catering Company of the Indianapolis Colts, is now the official catering company of the Indy Fuel.