HONDA INDY TORONTO NTT INDYCAR SERIES OF NOTE: Ryan Hunter-Reay claims Andretti Autosport’s only team win on the streets of Toronto (2012) and looks to drive his DHL machine back to victory lane at Exhibition Place. A podium contender for most of the race, Marco Andretti was forced to pit on the final lap in 2018 for a…
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UNIFIRST TO SPONSOR MARCO ANDRETTI FOR TWO RACES IN JULY
Veteran racer to drive the No. 98 UniFirst / Curb Honda for NTT IndyCar Series events at Toronto and Mid-Ohio
INDIANAPOLIS (07.01.2019) — UniFirst Corporation, a North American leader in providing customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products, will be the primary sponsor of Marco Andretti’s No. 98 IndyCar machine at the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto and Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The No. 98 car design will feature UniFirst’s branded green colors, along with the company’s corporate logos. UniFirst, the official shop uniform supplier of Andretti Autosport, recently signed a new multi-year sponsorship extension, continuing its long-running partnership with the championship-winning team.
“It’s fantastic to have UniFirst as primary sponsor at Toronto and Mid-Ohio this year,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “We’ve been partners for over 10 years now and have built a great relationship with their team. UniFirst outfits our employees at the shop with great-looking, high quality uniforms each week, which is extremely important in our line of work. They are always great to work with and truly care about their customers and partners. It is extremely nice to have partners like UniFirst who are eager to continue building upon the already great partnership we’ve created.”
Outfitting nearly two million workers each week throughout the U.S. and Canada with image-enhancing uniforms, UniFirst delivers excellence in customer service based on the company’s founding core values: customer focus, respect for others, and commitment to quality. With over 250 facilities located throughout North America and Europe, UniFirst helps more than 300,000 business customer locations keep their employees looking their best, and their facilities clean and safe through their customized facility service programs. This allows UniFirst to be a single-source solution for a variety of needs.
“The dynamic design for the UniFirst-branded No. 98 Indy car looks amazing and we can’t wait to show it off in Toronto and Ohio with Marco Andretti behind the wheel,” said Michael Croatti, senior vice president at UniFirst. “And we’re thrilled to be continuing our longstanding partnership with Andretti Autosport, both on and off the track.”
Round 11 of NTT IndyCar Series competition will continue next weekend on the streets of Toronto where Andretti will join teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 28 DHL Honda), Alexander Rossi (No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda) and Zach Veach (No. 26 Gainbridge Honda) for 85 laps of racing action. The Honda Indy Toronto will go green Sunday, July 14, at 3:40 p.m. ET with broadcast coverage available on NBC Sports Network beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
Two weeks later, the team will head to Lexington, Ohio, for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The green flag will wave at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 28, with coverage of the event on NBC network beginning at 4 p.m. ET.
06.23.2019 Another race weekend has come and gone – and left the No. 27 NAPA team of Andretti Autosport leaving Wisconsin with hardware for first place after winning in dominating fashion. Rossi’s victory in Elkhart Lake marks the team’s first IndyCar Series win at Road America. Team boss Michael Andretti holds three wins (1990, 1991,…
No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS HONDA
Finished the day first overall with a best lap time of 1:43.1206
“I’m pretty happy with the car overall. We had speed here last year and I think we were able to build off of that and continue our progress. There’s obviously a couple tweaks we can make to capitalize on what the car has in it, but looking at all four team cars, I think we have some good data and heading into tomorrow we’re optimistic that we can put the NAPA machine back on the front row.”
No. 28 DHL HONDA
Finished the day sixth overall with a best lap time 1:43.7556
Topped the charts after the first practice session of the day and again during the warm-up session
“The DHL car was good this morning; we led the first session. Then, in the second session – since it’s only Friday – we took some big gambles on setup and we found out what not to do. We were pretty out to lunch this afternoon in P2, but then we changed some things back for the warm up and were P1 again. Sometimes it’s just as valuable to find out what does not work as it is to find out what does. Overall, we’re feeling good with our first day at Road America.”
No. 98 U.S. CONCRETE / CURB HONDA
- Finished the day 12th overall with a best lap time 1:44.0731
Sat sixth at the conclusion of the warm up session
“We’re close to where we need to be. We’ve been jumping around a bit too much with setup and need to hone in on something. But I think we found a direction, hopefully with a lot of changes. We need to build on sitting tenth and find a little more for the Fast Six – but the gap between the top 10 is so tight.”
No. 26 GAINBRIDGE HONDA
Finished the day 13th overall with a best lap time of 1:44.2018
Ranked fourth on the time charts during the day’s warm up session
“It was a pretty good Friday, overall. We had a lap in the first session good enough for P1, but a red flag came out as I crossed the line, so it didn’t count. We were P12 in Practice 2, I wasn’t too happy with the balance of the car. Then in the warm up we made some changes to fix the issue I was fighting and came in P4. It was up and down, but I think all positive at the end of the day. We get one more practice session to make sure it’s just right – but we’ll hopefully be able to fight for the Fast Six tomorrow.”
ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT RACE PREVIEW REV GROUP GRAND PRIX AT ROAD AMERICA NTT INDYCAR SERIES No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS HONDA ROAD AMERICA INDYCAR HISTORY STARTS BEST START BEST FINISH 3 4 (2018) 13 (2017) CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING 2 (342 pts.) “It was nice to have a weekend off after the month of May stretch…
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NTT INDYCAR SERIES DXC TECHNOLOGY 600 QUALIFYING REPORT 06.07.2019 No. 28 DHL HONDA STARTING POSITION: 4th QUALIFYING SPEED: 219.537 mph “Overall, the run was pretty good, I think. We put a good 28 DHL Honda out there today. We have a lot more speed than we had at Indy, and I’m definitely happy about that. We need…
06.06.2019 The NTT IndyCar Series races Saturday night under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway, the second of five oval races on the 2019 calendar. The high banked, 1.5-mile oval is one of the fastest circuits on the schedule, where drivers will complete a lap in just over 20 seconds. A two-hour practice session was…
NTT INDYCAR SERIES No. 28 DHL HONDA TEXAS INDYCAR HISTORY STARTS BEST START BEST FINISH 12 3 (2013) 2 (2013) CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING 7 (219 pts.) “Hopefully we have a good car for Texas. We would like to capitalize on some of the momentum we have rolling right now and bring home a good result…
06.02.2019 After starting the race throughout the field, the Andretti stable of four all took the checkered flag on today’s 70-lap race inside the top eight. The team leaves Motor City having collected a total of 215 points between the quartet of drivers. No. 28 DHL HONDA STARTED 15th // FINISHED 4th CHAMPIONSHIP: 7th (219 pts.) OF NOTE: Pitted under the…