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Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Launches the No One Runs on Empty Awareness Campaign with support from the Anthem Foundation

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Launches the No One Runs on Empty Awareness Campaign with support from the Anthem Foundation

  • NO ONE RUNS ON EMPTY is a public awareness campaign highlighting awareness, advocacy, volunteerism, and to encourage financial support for hunger relief programs.
  • Anthem Foundation will match all donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million to provide 10 million meals to hungry Hoosiers.
  • The campaign will feature a partnership with Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport, with driver Colton Herta piloting the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Honda in GMR Grand Prix and the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
  • Bank of America has joined the effort, making a $250,000 gift toward the challenge.

INDIANAPOLIS (07.02.2020) — Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is on the fast track to accelerate awareness of food insecurity throughout Central Indiana with its new No One Runs on Empty initiative. The campaign is funded by a $1 million matching grant from the Anthem Foundation and backed by a partnership with Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport and NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver Colton Herta. For the upcoming GMR Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500, Herta will drive the No. 88 Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Honda, which will display the Gleaners logo, highlight the awareness strategy, and drive the community to donate at

John Elliott, Gleaners President/CEO noted that food insecurity affects many aspects of life, even for those who may not face the issue themselves. “Food insecurity is a higher indicator than income for the prevalence of the top 10 chronic diseases and conditions facing Americans today,” he said. “But it doesn’t stop there. A food insecure child can have attendance issues and learning difficulties. A hungry adult may have productivity and attendance issues at work. Hunger can lead to crime, job loss, increased health costs, homelessness, and more. We can positively impact both hunger and health outcomes by investing in the healthiest, most nutritious variety of food possible, and combining our efforts with health system providers.”

Elliott noted that COVID-19 and the racial equity and justice movements remind us that people of color are affected disproportionately by hunger, health, housing, education and employment crises. “We’ve been challenged by the pandemic to take a clear look at our organization both as a nonprofit hunger relief organization, as an employer, and as an amplifier of the voices of disproportionately impacted communities,” he said. 

There were more than 1 million Hoosiers who are food insecure, with an unacceptable 150 million meal per year gap prior to COVID-19. We all know that number is dramatically higher now as a result of the pandemic. We also know that minority and rural populations are suffering disproportionately and will endure a much longer recovery. Children and senior citizens represent nearly half of those who are food insecure. Based on data from Feeding America, the current food insecurity rate in Indiana is 20%, up from 13.3%.

No One Runs on Empty is a call to action to educate and engage Hoosiers by raising awareness of the faces of hunger – including those who are newly in need. Since mid-March, Gleaners has been distributing nearly 1.5 million meals each week. The awareness campaign is made possible through a generous gift from the Anthem Foundation.  

For Anthem, the need to take action is vital to help its communities lead healthier lives. Today, lack of food is one the most pervasive underlying issues affecting our nation’s well-being and keeping millions of Americans from achieving their best health. And, for Latinos and African Americans, who are most directly and disproportionately affected by chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, limited access to healthy food exacerbates this disparity.  

“Anthem’s commitment to our community runs deep and our efforts to improve social drivers of health are vital as we work to strengthen communities and address health disparities and inequities that are creating barriers in the quest to lead healthier lives,” said John Gallina, executive vice president and CFO at Anthem.  “The No One Runs on Empty initiative is a natural fit for us. We’re pleased the Anthem Foundation can support Gleaners and help amplify their efforts to ensure our residents have access to healthy food.” 

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only showed the dramatic connection between health and hunger, but it revealed inequities facing our most vulnerable populations. Those already facing challenges were the first ones to feel the impact of the pandemic and will experience that impact long-term. A Feeding America study on the impact of food insecurity on healthcare costs found that an additional $1.019 billion was spent on healthcare as a direct result of the impact of food insecurity on health. Anthem’s catalytic leadership role in social determinants of health was a natural fit for the No One Runs on Empty initiative. Their support will amplify the coordinated work already being  done in this area by Anthem, Gleaners, and others. 

When the No. 88 car roars through Speedway, it will do more than just sport the Gleaners logo on the car, it will demonstrate a significant partnership and commitment to increasing the awareness of hunger issues throughout the racing community and beyond. No child can run on empty and learn. No parent can run on empty and work hard to provide for their family. No doctor or teacher or race car driver can be their best when a basic need is not being met.  

“We are really happy to provide a platform for the launch of this campaign,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “We were very proud to be able to join Gleaners recently at IMS for the Mega Fresh Mobile Pantry event and saw the importance of their work firsthand. This is a key time in our community, and we hope to join Gleaners in doing our part to help create greater awareness and make sure that NO ONE RUNS ON EMPTY.” 

Harding Racing owner Mike Harding added, “We’ve done a lot of great work with Gleaners over the years, and I’m especially proud to now bring them into our racing family. I can’t think of a better way to continue our relationship with them than supporting the goals of the NO ONE RUNS ON EMPTY campaign.” 

Gleaners will use this highly visible platform to educate the public in a bold way about nutrition and healthy eating to increase overall well-being and quality of life. Specifically, NO ONE RUNS ON EMPTY will support initiatives under the Nourish pillar of Gleaners’ strategic plan, adopted in February 2019. This includes increasing the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables, protein, and dairy we distribute with an ultimate goal of 80% being healthy foods to encourage. 

The first gift toward the challenge has already been received from Bank of America. Andy Crask, Indianapolis Market President for Bank of America Merrill Lynch said, “Food is such a basic element of our lives and something that far too many of us take for granted while far too many of our neighbors are hungry.  We have the means and resources to end food insecurity and it’s in everyone’s best interest to make that happen.  My Bank of America teammates and I are pleased to join other Indianapolis corporate partners in working with Gleaners to ensure that ‘No One Runs on Empty.’” Bank of America’s $250,000 gift toward the No One Runs on Empty awareness campaign is in addition to $100,000 already received from the bank earlier this year for COVID-19 relief. 

Watch for the full initiative to unfold beginning in mid-August, leading into the Indianapolis 500 and continuing through the coming year. To learn more, visit

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INDIANAPOLIS (June 29, 2020) — Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian is honoring long-time partner, Mike Curb and his Curb-Agajanian Performance Group for 55 years of success in the motorsport industry. Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian have been in partnership with Bryan Herta Autosport since 2011 and joined Andretti Herta Autosport in 2016 with inception of the partnership. The listing of Curb-Agajanian accolades includes two significant Indianapolis 500 victories for their iconic No. 98: Dan Wheldon’s win at the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 [2011] and Alexander Rossi’s triumph at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 [2016]. 

“Mike Curb has done more to support teams and drivers in every imaginable level of motorsports competition than anyone I know,” said Herta. “He, along with Cary Agajanian, have been cornerstone partners to our team and been part of every major success we have enjoyed in the last decade. We are proud to honor Mike and everything he and Cary have accomplished in 55 years of entering and supporting cars, teams, and drivers.”

“We are very proud to honor Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian for their 55 years being involved in motorsports,” said Michael Andretti, Chairman & CEO of Andretti Autosport. “Curb-Agajanian has a been a great partner and the impact they have made not only among our team, but the motorsports industry in general, is truly incredible.”

Over the course of the 55 years that Curb-Agajanian has been involved in motorsports, they have been a part of over 1,000 victories across all participating platforms. Within that impressive accomplishment of victories, Curb-Agajanian includes a Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona overall win, Richard Petty’s 200th NASCAR victory, the 1980 NASCAR Cup Championship with Dale Earnhardt, Colton Herta’s 2018 Freedom 100 victory, and, of course, two Indianapolis 500 victories.  

“Bryan Herta has been an amazing partner for Cary Agajanian and me since the inception of his company,” said Curb.“Bryan has made it possible for us to share in two Indianapolis 500 victories with Dan Wheldon and Alexander Rossi, and Colton Herta’s victory in the Indianapolis Freedom 100. Cary and I are excited about our partnership with Bryan and Michael and Marco Andretti and excited that our racing team is going forward in a very positive way this year.”

The Curb logo will appear on the rear wing of Marco Andretti’s No. 98 U.S. Concrete / Curb Honda at starting with Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – part of crossover weekend with NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. Fans can tune in for coverage of the GMR Grand Prix live at 12 p.m. ET on NBC.

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“It’s with great sadness I share the news of the passing of my father, Henry George “Hank” Steinbrenner II. Ever since I can remember, my dad has always been my biggest supporter. He taught me determination, confidence and the desire to win above all else. Being a massive racing fan himself, when I sought to start a racing team, he stood in my corner the whole way. I will forever be grateful for all the lessons he taught me. I look forward to the day we are able to return to the track and race to win in his honor. Until then, my heart is with my family, our race team and the entire Yankees organization. Thank you to all for your kind words and support in this time.”

– George Michael Steinbrenner IV, Team Principal, Steinbrenner Racing
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Friends of Joshua House Foundation (; P.O. Box 26333, Tampa, FL 33623, 813-263-3469) or to a charity of one’s choosing.

Official statement from the New York Yankees can be found HERE.
About Steinbrenner RaingEstablished in 2016, Steinbrenner Racing is an American open-wheel racing team headed by George Michael Steinbrenner IV, grandson of the legendary New York Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner. A life-long racing enthusiast, George Michael Steinbrenner IV has taken the approach of learning the business of motorsport from the ground up, starting his involvement as an intern at Bryan Herta Rallysport in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series before forming Steinbrenner Racing. 

Steinbrenner enters 2020 fielding Colton Herta for a fourth consecutive season, spanning two years of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition followed by a successful rookie season within the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, in partnership with Harding Racing, of capturing two race wins. Together, Steinbrenner and Herta are the youngest-ever race and pole winners in series history as a team owner and driver, respectively.    

Steinbrenner Racing partners with Andretti Autosport and Harding Racing for the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, representing a homecoming for Steinbrenner in fielding Colton Herta within the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series for the 2017 and 2018 seasons under the Andretti Steinbrenner banner.


  • Hinchcliffe to enter GMR Grand Prix, 104th Indianapolis 500 and Texas 600 with Andretti Autosport
  • Canadian driver to pilot No. 29 Honda backed by cloud customer experience software company Genesys

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 19, 2020) – For James Hinchcliffe the 2020 Month of May marks a bit of a homecoming as the Canadian driver returns to Andretti Autosport, the team with which he celebrated his first INDYCAR® SERIES victory in 2013. Hinchcliffe will strap into the No. 29 Honda, carrying Genesys® colors as he enters the GMR Grand Prix, his eighth Indy 500 effort and the Texas 600 in June.

The 2016 Indy 500 pole sitter, Hinchcliffe, holds a total of 139 INDYCAR race starts, collecting six wins since his 2011 series debut, and counts seven Indy 500 race starts under his belt. Together, through the 2012-2014 seasons, Hinchcliffe and Andretti recorded three INDYCAR victories, 15 top-five finishes and nine front-row starts, including sitting twice on the famed front row of the Indy 500.

The fan favorite driver announced on Jan. 16 that Genesys, a leading provider of cloud customer experience and contact center technologies, will serve as his primary sponsor at two of INDYCAR’s marquee events. The No. 29 Honda will take on the orange, white and charcoal of Genesys, a company with a major employee presence in Indianapolis and nearly 60 offices worldwide. Genesys technology helps organizations around the globe connect more than 70 billion customer moments each year across voice, text, messaging apps, web chat and social media.

Hinchcliffe joins five teammates for the Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport’s full-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES stable of Alexander Rossi (No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AutoNation Honda, 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion), Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 28 DHL Honda, 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion), Colton Herta (No. 88 Honda, Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport), Marco Andretti (No. 98 U.S. Concrete / Curb Honda, Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco Andretti and Curb-Agajanian) and Zach Veach (No. 26 Gainbridge Honda).

The 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge kicks off with practice days beginning Tuesday, May 12, leading to Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying May 16-17. The main event goes green at 12:45 p.m. ET Sunday, May 24, with live broadcast on NBC.

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“We’re really pleased to be able to welcome James back into the Andretti team. He has, for sure, been knocked down a few times by this sport and to be able to help him meet the challenge is really special. We had a lot of fun, and some great successes with James when he was part of the team before, and we’re really looking forward to picking up where we left off.

“I’d also like to welcome Genesys to the Andretti family for their first experience in INDYCAR racing. We now have three, major Indiana-based companies in our portfolio, along with several other brands that call Indianapolis home. It’s special to see these companies supporting Indiana’s home sport of INDYCAR racing, and we’re proud to carry them each with us. We are looking forward to working with James and the Genesys team to deliver both on and off-track success.”

“Honestly, it’s so nice being able to announce some more good news. It’s no secret that the 2020 season isn’t going to be exactly what we were expecting, but being able to start the new year with the announcement that Genesys was stepping in to save our season and partner with us was awesome, and now adding the next big piece in my reunion with Andretti Autosport just really makes it feel like the momentum is going our way. I can’t wait to work with this group again and to get back behind the wheel of an IndyCar!”

“We saw tremendous potential in James from the beginning – and now, with the power of Andretti Autosport behind him, it’s going to be an incredible ride. Our successes at Genesys are possible because of our team’s skills and the innovative technology that’s behind the many positive experiences consumers have with businesses. Success on the track requires the same winning combination.

“Between Andretti Autosport’s storied history and James’ talent behind the wheel, we couldn’t ask for a better way to kick off our inaugural presence in INDYCAR.”


Capstone to Sponsor Six Races with Andretti Harding Steinbrenner No. 88 INDYCAR Entry
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 11, 2020) — The green and white of Capstone Turbine Corporation will again be displayed on the No. 88 Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport car of Colton Herta for the 2020 NTT INDYCAR® SERIES season. The southern-California based clean energy company will serve as the primary sponsor at the upcoming COTA open test, as well as six events including the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at COTA and races at Texas Motor Speedway, Road America, Richmond Raceway, the streets of Toronto and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Capstone first appeared on the sidepods of the sophomore driver’s car in 2019 on the streets of Toronto and continued through to the season finale race where Herta scored victory from pole position for the then Harding Steinbrenner Racing team. The partnership also extends the relationship between Andretti Autosport and Capstone Turbine which began during the Month of May in 2019 with driver Alexander Rossi.

“The youthful Colton is a perfect fit for the image of our clean and green microturbine technology. The younger generation makes up 30% of the population, and are arguably the most concerned when it comes to environmental sustainability as the first generation to have grown up with climate change as part of everyday life,” stated Darren Jamison, Capstone’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“The valuable business relationships we have developed with the support of George Steinbrenner IV and Mike Harding, as well as the new B2B opportunities that will come this season by being part of the Andretti Autosport family, offers Capstone a platform to reach the racing community and help more companies save money and lower their carbon footprint. We are honored to sponsor the No. 88 at the COTA open test February 11-12, and we can’t wait to get back on the grid in April,” concluded Jamison.

Capstone Turbine Corporation (CPST) is the world’s leading producer of highly efficient, low-emission, resilient microturbine energy systems. Committed to improving the efficiency of energy needs around the world while simultaneously reducing global emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases, Capstone’s systems help end users improve their impact on the environment, while still meeting power and reliability needs.

Herta, alongside teammates Zach Veach (No. 26 Gainbridge Honda), Alexander Rossi (No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AutoNation Honda), Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 28 DHL Honda) and Marco Andretti (Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian, No. 98 U.S. Concrete / Curb Honda), will partake in the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES spring training February 11-12 at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

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INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Feb. 10, 2020) – Andretti Autosport team owner Michael Andretti, has confirmed today he will carry on the #CheckIt4Andretti message started by late cousin John Andretti.

“The #CheckIt4Andretti initiative was so important to John, and he helped save so many lives by sharing his fight,” said Michael Andretti. “We’re really proud and honored to keep the message going by carrying #CheckIt4Andretti on our cars and team uniforms this year. We’d like to thank Richard Petty Motorsports for their collaboration on the logo. We look forward to seeing it with them on the NASCAR grid as well. John will be missed deeply, but his legacy will go on.” 

In May 2017, John Andretti went public with his fight against colon cancer by launching the #CheckIt4Andretti campaign to spread messaging on the importance of colon cancer screenings. The hashtag and John’s message were carried far and wide by the racing community with attention from INDYCAR, NASCAR, NHRA and sprint car communities. Andretti took pride in knowing he was helping others, even if the calling seemed unfair to his own personal health.

John Andretti died Jan. 30 after the long and public health battle. Despite his own pain, Andretti was committed to spreading the message of early screening as means of cancer prevention – a message that will now live on.

Michael Andretti urges racing communities worldwide to join the effort by carrying John’s message forward through the 2020 season and beyond.


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INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, November 8, 2019) – Andretti Technologies, the advanced technology arm of Andretti Autosport, has expanded its portfolio in announcing today a partnership with NTT IndyCar Series competitors Meyer Shank Racing to provide engineering and development support through the 2020 season.

As part of the new relationship, the Meyer Shank Racing engineering team for driver Jack Harvey and the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda will be staffed by veteran race engineers with Andretti Autosport experience. The team will receive technical and development support and will work alongside the five full-season Andretti entries.

Founded in late 2014, Andretti Technologies was the powertrain provider for the Andretti Formula E program for Seasons 3 and 4. The technical organization led by Michael Andretti entered into a similar partnership with Harding Steinbrenner Racing for the 2019 NTT IndyCar season, the first of a number of initiatives to establish Andretti Technologies as a service provider within motorsports and beyond.


NTT INDYCAR SERIES FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY QUALIFYING REPORT 09.21.2019 No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS HONDA STARTING POSITION: 3rd QUALIFYING TIME: 01:10.2105 “We’ve had a pretty challenging two and a half days for the 27 NAPA Andretti Honda group – really the Andretti Autosport group as a whole. We had peaks and valleys, but it came…

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ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT RACE PREVIEW FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY NTT INDYCAR SERIES OF NOTE: Alexander Rossi remains in the championship hunt heading into the season finale weekend, sitting 41 points behind Josef Newgarden and a single point ahead of Simon Pagenaud. In order for Rossi to claim the title, Newgarden can finish no higher than fifth…

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INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 12, 2019) – When Ryan Hunter-Reay takes the track at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the NTT IndyCar season finale, his No. 28 DHL machine will take on a meaningful paint scheme as DHL celebrates 50 years since the company’s founding by three entrepreneurs in San Francisco in 1969. “The special 50th anniversary car livery…

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