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ANDRETTI TECHNOLOGIES FORMS TECHNICAL PARTNERSHIP WITH HARDING STEINBRENNER RACING

 

ANDRETTI TECHNOLOGIES FORMS TECHNICAL PARTNERSHIP WITH HARDING STEINBRENNER RACING

AUSTIN, Texas (Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019) – Andretti Technologies, the advanced technology arm of Andretti Autosport, announced today a partnership with NTT IndyCar Series competitors Harding Steinbrenner Racing to provide engineering and development support through the 2019 season.

As part of the new relationship, Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s engineering team will be staffed by veteran race engineers with Andretti Autosport experience. Additionally, the team will receive technical and development support, along with having access to the same damper program used by Andretti Autosport IndyCar Series entries.

The technical alliance builds on the successful relationship started with the 2018 IndyCar Series finale at Sonoma Raceway, which saw Andretti Technologies provide engineering assistance to Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s season finale effort.

Founded in late 2014, Andretti Technologies was the powertrain provider for the Andretti Formula E program for Seasons 3 and 4. The new technical partnership with Harding Steinbrenner Racing is the first of a number of initiatives to establish Andretti Technologies as a service provider within motorsports and beyond.

GROUP1001 TO FEATURE GAINBRIDGE ON THE NO. 26 HONDA OF ZACH VEACH

INDIANAPOLIS — The No. 26 of Zach Veach will take on a bold new look for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season as primary sponsor Group1001 features online financial services platform Gainbridge on Veach’s full-season entry.

Gainbridge is a digital-first annuity and life insurance agency built to equip people for action. It puts power directly into clients’ hands with an offering of high-yield tax-deferred accumulation and income products designed to grow their money for goals big and small, not just retirement. The products Gainbridge offers provide three key benefits: steady growth, simplicity and transparency.

“Last week, we announced that Gainbridge would be the presenting sponsor of the iconic Indianapolis 500. This week, we are excited to extend our Gainbridge brand to the No. 26 Zach Veach car,” said Andres Barragan, Chief Experience Officer of Group1001. “For Gainbridge, branding the No 26 for all of the 2019 season represents a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate a bold and steady way to continued success. We are extremely excited to have Zach and the No. 26 Gainbridge car represent us in 2019.”

The products Gainbridge offers are currently available to residents of Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jersey, with service expanding to many more states in the coming weeks. As part of a multi-year partnership with Andretti Autosport, the No. 26 of Veach saw the branding of parent company Group1001 as well as insurtech consumer brand Relay through Veach’s 2018 rookie campaign.

“To be a part of it at such an exciting time, with a company to represent like Gainbridge and Group1001, is very special,” said Veach. “Gainbridge believes in achieving financial goals through consistency and endurance. And that’s exactly how I approach racing. It’s not sheer speed that matters, it is about going fast enough to win, but slow enough to finish, and never taking risks or pushing the car any more than needed to be in the right place on the last laps. We like winning, and so does Gainbridge. It’s something that lines up perfectly. I can’t wait to get the season started and get the Gainbridge car on track.”

The NTT IndyCar Series season kicks off on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., with the opening round of competition March 10. All 17 rounds of open-wheel action can be seen on NBC and NBC Sports Network.

For more information on Gainbridge, visit www.gainbridge.life.

Daly Joins Andretti Autosport for the Indianapolis 500

CONOR DALY JOINS ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT FOR 103RD INDIANAPOLIS 500
Daly to Pilot No. 25 United States Air Force Honda, Completing Andretti’s All-American Indy 500 Line Up

NDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 30) – Indianapolis 500 veteran Conor Daly will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May piloting the No. 25 U.S. Air Force Honda with five-time Indy 500 champions Andretti Autosport. Daly completes a five-ship, All-American Indy 500 lineup, joining teammates Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Zach Veach.

“I couldn’t be prouder to represent the Air Force for a second consecutive year at the Indianapolis 500,” said Daly. “I would not be here without the effort from everyone at Andretti Autosport to make sure this program is structured for success. It means a lot to see the commitment that Air Force has shown in me, and the chance to have a shot at winning the biggest race in the world.”  

Making his sixth Indianapolis 500 qualifying attempt in 2019, Daly holds five previous starts at the famed 2.5-mile oval with a best starting position of 22nd. The second-generation racer holds wins in both Indy Lights and the Pro Mazda (now Indy Pro 2000) series and claimed the 2010 Pro Mazda championship. Daly holds 43 career IndyCar Series starts with 10 top-10 finishes.

“To be teamed with some of my best friends at undoubtedly one of the best teams on the grid is going to be a lot of fun! I’ve never had the chance to be on a team with multiple 500 winners so I am beyond excited to learn from them and ready to get to work,” Daly added.

Additionally, the Air Force will become a full-season associate partner of Andretti Autosport with branding across the four full-season entries of Rossi, Hunter-Reay, Andretti and Veach, solidifying the team-work effect. Capitalizing on teamwork is how the U.S. Air Force accomplishes its mission.

“This partnership closely correlates with how we fly, fight and win,” said Maj. Ross McKnight, Chief, Air Force National Events Branch at Air Force Recruiting Service. “We don’t send one aircraft to accomplish a mission, we build a strike package with multiple aircraft. The ability to sponsor Andretti Autosport’s five cars at the Indy 500 ties in greatly with how we accomplish our mission.” 

“We’re really happy to welcome the Air Force to the Andretti family for the Indy 500 with Conor, and full season across all our cars,” said Michael Andretti, CEO, Andretti Autosport. “Having five American drivers represent the team at America’s biggest race is very special and we’re proud to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the U.S. Air Force.” 

“The Air Force is excited to partner with Andretti Autosport for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the IndyCar Series,” said Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, Air Force Recruiting Service Commander. “These types of events are amazing venues for engaging with future Airmen. Like Andretti Autosport, the Air Force is committed to leading edge technology, teamwork and excellence in all we do.”  

The 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race goes green Sunday, May 26, with live broadcast on NBC. Daly and the team’s qualifying effort can be viewed Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19 via NBC platforms.

For more information please visit AndrettiAutosport.com.

BUTTERBALL, DHL TEAM UP WITH MIDWEST FOOD BANK

Hunter-Reay, DHL and Butterball Deliver Nearly 750 Whole Turkeys to Central Indiana WATCH HERE INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 14, 2018) – With the holiday season upon us, Andretti Autosport partners Butterball and DHL have teamed up with 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and his team to once again give back to the Indianapolis community. This has been an…

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Coming in 2019: Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 1, 2018) – Veteran IndyCar driver Marco Andretti will be taking an enhanced role in the No. 98 team’s entry come 2019 as the U.S. Concrete-branded Honda will officially be entered by Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian.

“I’m happy and proud to invest back into the team that I have been with for 13 seasons and counting,” said Marco Andretti. “I truly believe this is the best team out there and I’m looking forward to a fun, competitive future with the U.S. Concrete No. 98 family.” 

“I’m proud to see Marco looking beyond the racing seat and taking a vested interest in not just his car entry, but the future of motorsport that can one day take him beyond his driving career,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “Marco has many driving years ahead of him and many victories yet to come but is continuing to see the big picture of racing and that will in turn make him a stronger competitor all around.” 

The No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian entry will take to the track for the 2019 IndyCar Series season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg March 10. Marco Andretti will join Andretti Autosport teammates Alexander Rossi (No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda), Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 28 DHL Honda) and Zach Veach (No. 26 Group 1001 Honda) for 17 rounds of competition in America’s premiere open-wheel series.

Verizon IndyCar Series 2018 Season Recap

INDYCAR SEASON RECAP CHECKERED FLAG. The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series has come and gone, and the numbers say this has been one of our best seasons of the decade. With five trips to victory lane, five Verizon P1 Awards and 24 top-five finishes the Andretti Autosport team lit a fire of determination to push to the top….

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Race Report: Verizon IndyCar Series

INDYCAR GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA PRACTICE REPORT

09.14.18 The first official on-track day from Sonoma Raceway is in the books as the series nears the season’s end and the crowning of a champion. The filed of 25 will return to the 2.385-mile track Saturday for one round of practice and an afternoon qualifying session. Qualifying will be a delayed broadcast at 8…

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INDYCAR GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA

  Verizon IndyCar Series   OF NOTE: Local favorite, Alexander Rossi, heads into the season finale just 29 points behind leader Scott Dixon. Rossi has remained inside the top three in championship standings the entirety of the 2018 season. Rossi has completed the most laps of any driver this season (2281 of 2283 laps), has earned eight…

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Fernando Alonso takes on Indy car road course test

Q&A WITH FERNANDO ALONSO:
Question: Tell me a little bit about your experience today – you kind of got experience with two things in the car: wet, a little bit wet and dry, right?
ALO: “Yeah, it was a good day, a fun day. I love to test new cars and to test the INDYCAR on a road course is something special. I’ve been lucky enough to test it in wet conditions, in intermediate conditions and in dry conditions, so overall I had a good feeling on every type of track. The weather was good for us today – a little bit of wind in the afternoon but overall a positive day.” 
Question: You’ve now driven on a superspeedway and a road course – which one do you prefer?
ALO: “Probably my instinct will tell me road course, because it’s what I’ve been used to doing all my life, but the Indy 500 was an amazing experience, so 50/50. I think I love the way the car feels on a road course, but I love the way you compete on ovals, timing the tows, traffic and all the overtaking manoeuvres I think are a little bit easy on the ovals, so in terms of track action I loved the Indy 500.” 
Question: Do you call this kind of a bucket list item for you just getting to drive different things and new experiences?
ALO: “Yeah, definitely. It was something that I was looking for last year already. I had some options to test the car on a road course after the INDY 500. We didn’t find the time but this year it’s definitely happened now and I’m happy for this. I love being behind a steering wheel, and definitely a new car, a new experience, learning a lot of things from the team, the engineers, everyone, so a happy day.”
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