|INDIANAPOLIS (August 15, 2020) – Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing, BYRD & Belardi with driver James Davison qualified 27th for the Indianapolis 500 with a four-lap average speed of 228.747mph. |
Davison attempted to better his speed later on in the day, however due to the conditions being warmer than earlier in the day he was unable to improve his position.
Lap 1: 230.957mph
Lap 2: 230.267mph
Lap 3: 227.771mph
Lap 4: 226.061mph
James Davison – #51 Jacob Construction Honda
“Today was a frustrating day for the No. 51 Jacob Construction crew, we had speed in the car running high 230’s on the first lap. No matter what we tried, in advance or on the fly to tune the balance, we would lose it. Not only would we lose it, but we would be fighting a car that pushed and was loose. Through no lack of effort, we have ended up qualifying further back than we would have liked but there is 500 miles ahead and we will regroup and do what we can to get on top of the balance in the final practices we have prior to the race,” said James Davison.
The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 is set to take the green flag August 23, 2020, with live television coverage available on NBC starting at 2:30pm ET.
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St. Petersburg, FL (March 8, 2019) – James Davison will be making a return to Dale Coyne Racing for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 in May as the team partners with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport, and Belardi Auto Racing to run the #33 car for the Australian driver. Davison last raced for the…
SIXTY WEST Diversifies Portfolio with Investment in Davison Indy 500 Entry
INDIANAPOLIS May 14, 2018 — Foyt/Byrd/Hollinger/Belardi, which is fielding a car for James Davison in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, is thrilled to welcome another supporter to their program, in the form of SIXTY WEST.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing and all of the Foyt/Byrd/Hollinger/Belardi team. I look forward to a relationship that mirrors our company’s growth and the performance we demand,” said Director of Investments Michael Williams of the new relationship.
Sixty West (www.sixty-west.com) serves today’s dynamic investment market by providing tax-effective investment opportunities to qualified investors by focusing on four specific areas of investment opportunities to generate outstanding returns: Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation, Renewable Energy Projects and Land Utilization. These four areas allow Sixty West to provide investors with a diverse portfolio designed to optimize their return on investment. The principals of Sixty West are seasoned professionals. Their experience, combined with that of carefully chosen consultants, compliance managers, and legal and tax advisors, represent a highly skilled network of proven professionals.
“Motorsports moves forward through taking advantage of opportunities and creating useful relationships that result in positive investment outcomes for all involved,” said David Byrd. “That is what Sixty West is all about, which makes their first investment into racing very appropriate. We are ecstatic to welcome the professionals of the Sixty West family to our team, and we are definitely looking forward to an optimized return on all of our investments on May 27th.”
Headquartered in America’s Heartland, Missouri-based Sixty West principals comprise a hands-on team committed to providing clients with a portfolio that provides competitive tax-adjusted investment opportunities.
Greenwood, IN – After a tremendous experience as a sponsor of Conor Daly and the Dale Coyne Racing #18 Honda for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Jonathan Byrd’s Racing is excited to announce that Nano ProMT has extended its relationship with Conor Daly and will appear as a primary sponsor on the Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality & Restaurant Group/Cancer Treatment Centers of America Honda IndyCar at this weekend’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Nano ProMT (www.nanopromt.com), based in Mint Hill, NC, provides high performance lubricants that are military tough and military tested. Nano ProMT’s full line of nano material based lubricants are designed to provide superior performance in the harshest environments and under the most extreme conditions. Nano ProMT products convert sliding friction to rolling friction, for reduced wear, less heat, and higher efficiency.
Nano ProMT performs in the most extreme industries and applications, including heavy-wear machinery and hardware. With extended use over time and prolonged exposure to high heat, standard lubricants break down and stop protecting. Nano ProMT’S specially engineered nanoparticles eliminate these problems, delivering superior penetration for complete coverage that protects longer without altering any dimensional surface tolerance.
Nano ProMT CEO, Andrew Hough, talked about the extension of their relationship with Conor Daly: “Nano ProMT is extremely excited about being a sponsor and partner with Conor Daly, Dale Coyne Racing, and Jonathan Byrd’s Racing. Conor’s racing pedigree, his marketability, and mainly his humble yet confident personality make it very easy to want to pull for and support him. Nano ProMT is committed to being a long-term sponsor and partner with Conor. We are looking forward to being part of Conor’s great success in life and in Indy Car.”
Conor Daly shared his thoughts: “I’ve had a great relationship with the guys at Nano ProMT ever since Long Beach last year and was pumped to be able to bring them on board for Indy. Their support has been huge for me and I couldn’t be happier to see them with a bigger presence on my car for this weekend’s race in Texas and to representing them for the balance of the IndyCar season and beyond.”
To both Andrew and Conor’s comments David Byrd added “We had a chance to meet Andrew (Hough – CEO) and Chris (Hunter – COO) on race day at Indy, and we hit it off immediately. Not only do they have a great set of products and a great story to tell with and a fantastic future ahead of them, but their enthusiasm for Conor is infectious and exciting. We’re proud to be able to bring them into the fold of partners for the Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality & Restaurant Group/Cancer Treatment Centers of America IndyCar, and we intend to deliver the same type of performance, both on and off track, that will sufficiently reward their confidence in Conor and the team while also matching the performance that Nano ProMT consistently delivers to its customers.”
Nano ProMT partners with Aviation Missile Research Development Engineering Center (AMRDEC), Reliability Availability Maintainability (RAM), Boeing Phantom Works, Condition Base Maintenance (CBM), PM Blackhawk, PM Apache and The University of South Carolina to research and develop the most cutting edge and technologically advanced nano material based lubricants in the world.
The Nano ProMT range of products includes Nano Cool Premium Coolant, Dry Lubricant, Penetrating Lubricant, High Temp High Pressure Grease, Marine Grease, Oil Stabilizer, Gear Oil, Universal Hydraulic Fluid Additive, and Corrosion Reducing Fuel Stabilizer (coming soon). Nano ProMT products can be purchased at Southern States, The Home Depot, and Lowes (Fall 2016).
Greenwood, IN – The easily recognizable logo of a national brand has had a prominent position on the sidepod of Bryan Clauson’s Cancer Treatment Centers of America #88 Honda since the first day of practice for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, as Pella Corporation, in partnership with McComb Window & Door, has joined the Dale Coyne/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing team.
Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Pella, Iowa, Pella Corporation (www.pella.com) designs and manufactures made-to-order and custom windows, doors, blinds and shades and offers services for almost every type of home or building being built today.
Bill McComb, President of McComb Window & Door Company, spoke briefly to this new partnership, saying “McComb Window & Door is excited to be a sponsor of Jonathan Byrd’s Racing. We have quickly developed and come to enjoy a fantastic business relationship with the Byrd family and the Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality & Restaurant Group, and are very much looking forward to success on the racetrack and many future endeavors together.”
To Bill’s thoughts, Bryan Clauson added: “These guys keep on me giving me more sponsors to remember, but I suppose that’s a pretty good problem for a driver to have. I’m always encouraged when we add supporters, and when I look at our car and my driving suit, I can’t imagine another guy out here that should be as encouraged as me! That Pella logo looks great on our IndyCar, and I expect it’s also going to look really good on our winged sprint car later this summer at Knoxville Raceway, when we go race right down the road from their headquarters.”
Jonathan Byrd rounded things out, saying: “Being able to represent a company like Pella through our relationship with Bill and everybody at McComb Window & Door Company, is obviously quite an honor. Continuing to add partners, and especially partners with the kind of profile, history, and heritage of Pella, provides additional validation to our program and the model on which we are continuing to build our motorsports platform.”
With 11 manufacturing locations within the United States, Pella Corporation also includes EFCO Corporation, a manufacturer of architectural windows, curtain walls, storefronts and entry systems designed for commercial construction needs, and Grabill Windows & Doors Inc., designer and manufacturer of custom luxury windows and doors for elite properties. Recently, Pella Corporation opened the Pella Crafted Luxury Showroom with expanded design possibilities. Follow Pella on Facebook, YouTube, Houzz, Instagram and Pinterest and Twitter @Pella_News.
McComb Window & Door and Pella Corporation join an extensive list of partners that adorn the Dale Coyne/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing #88 Honda — Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 502 East Event Centre, University Loft Company, Loft Furniture, Loft Motors, Vantage Hotels, Lexington Hotels, McComb/Pella, E&K Construction, Gaylor Electric, Dooling Machine, WHMB TV40, Freedom 95 Radio, Reising Radio Partners, (KORN Country 100.3, QMix 107.3, MOJO 102.9), Tilson HR, CBS Sports 1430, ZOOMERS RV, VisionAire Jets, Timothy Plan, MetroNet, TownePost Network, JR Billboards, ComedySportz Indianapolis, Context Design, R.E. Griesemer, the Indy Fuel, B&H Contractors, RaceDeck Garage Floors, Ward’s Apparel, Kokomo Speedway, Indy Trading Post, Full Throttle Arms, Murello’s Uptown Bail Bonds, Evans Audio Visual, Comfort Housing, Sterler Productions, and Hopegivers International.
Greenwood, IN – With the roar of the engines at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway set to begin in just a couple of days, Jonathan Byrd’s Racing is pleased to introduce its newest sponsor, MetroNet.
Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, MetroNet (www.metronnetinc.com) is a customer-focused company that provides cutting-edge fiber optic communication services, including high-speed Fiber Internet, full-featured Fiber Phone, and Fiber IPTV with a wide variety of programming. All MetroNet services are delivered across a 100% fiber optic network made up of thousands of miles of fiber optic cables connected directly to homes and businesses. Serving 25 Midwest communities, MetroNet provides fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) technology to homes and businesses within its footprint giving its customers state-of-the art quality, speed and reliability.
Keith Leonhardt, MetroNet vice-president of marketing, reflected on what lies ahead, saying “MetroNet is excited that our Indiana-based company is teaming up with other high-performing industry leaders to become a sponsor of Jonathan Byrd’s Racing. Of course it’s a great honor and thrill to become a vested player in a Hoosier tradition as great as the Indy 500.”
Bryan Clauson added: “As an Indiana company that’s all about delivering speed and performance to its customers, MetroNet is a perfect fit for our racing program. We’re looking forward to being part of the ongoing MetroNet success story and are excited to welcome them to the team for the month of May and beyond.”
Team principal Jonathan Byrd weighed in, saying “Much like the Indy 500 brings our community together every year, while also connecting Indiana to the world and vice versa, MetroNet is all about bringing the world of data, information, and entertainment to its customers, connecting homes and businesses to their cutting-edge fiber optic network, promising speed, reliability, and performance. That said, it almost goes without saying that MetroNet is an ideal partner to bring to the racetrack, and we’re thrilled to be a part of building their brand.”
MetroNet is committed to bringing state-of-the-art telecommunications services to communities in Indiana and beyond—services that are comparable or superior to those offered in large metropolitan areas. This commitment not only means better TV, Internet, and phone options for their customers today, but also the capacity to continually provide additional products and services in the future as new uses for 100% fiber are developed.
Jonathan Byrd’s Racing has crafted a program that will see MetroNet fully integrated across the entirety of its motorsports platform. Not only will MetroNet be featured on Bryan Clauson’s Dale Coyne/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing #88 for the Indianapolis 500, MetroNet will also appear on Conor Daly’s Dale Coyne Racing #18 for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, as well as Bryan Clauson’s #17w Matt Wood Racing winged sprint car, #63 Dooling/Hayward non-winged sprint car, #63 Dooling Machine midget racer, and the #6 Bob East/Klatt Enterprises USAC Silver Crown machine for the balance of Bryan Clauson’s Chasing 200 Tour.
MetroNet joins an extensive list of Jonathan Byrd’s Racing partners that includes Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 502 East Event Centre, University Loft Company, Loft Furniture, Loft Motors, Vantage Hotels, Lexington Hotels, E&K Construction, Dooling Machine, WHMB TV40, Freedom 95 Radio, Reising Radio Partners, (KORN Country 100.3, QMix 107.3, MOJO 102.9), Tilson HR, CBS Sports 1430, ZOOMERS RV, VisionAire Jets, Timothy Plan, TownePost Network, JR Billboards, ComedySportz Indianapolis, Context Design, R.E. Griesemer, the Indy Fuel, B&H Contractors, RaceDeck Garage Floors, Ward’s Apparel, Kokomo Speedway, Indy Trading Post, Murello’s Uptown Bail Bonds, Comfort Housing, and Hopegivers International.
Greenwood, IN –With Bryan Clauson’s Dale Coyne/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing machine just days away from taking to the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to begin practice for the 100th running of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, Jonathan Byrd’s Racing is pleased to introduce another partner to their effort, in the form of Context Design.
Context Design (www.context-design.com) was established in 1998 as a small, client-focused landscape architecture and land planning firm near Indianapolis, Indiana. Context’s award-winning site design studio is passionate about helping clients to create meaningful spaces and experiences that connect people to the land. As the company has evolved over 18 years of practice, the studio’s reach now includes projects in the Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the country. While the size and capacity of the firm has certainly grown, its focus on delivering excellent service has remained.
“Context Design is excited to be a part of this incredible celebration—the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500! The opportunity to extend our business relationship with the Byrd family through Jonathan Byrd’s Racing is such a natural fit,” indicated Alyssa Prazeau, Managing Partner of Context.
Fred Prazeau, Partner with Context, added, “Above all else, we are a company built upon relationships. While getting to know the Byrd family as we have worked together on some of their exciting new projects, it became clear to us that the shared values of our companies could transcend site design projects.”
Fred continued: “I have vivid memories as a youngster of how racing in May captivated the spirit of our entire community. Whether it was watching dirt fly with Gurney, Vogler, and Bettenhausen at the ‘Hoosier Hundred’ or hearing Tom Carnegie chant, ‘It’s a new track record,’ as Rick Mears or Tom Sneva blazed across the yard of bricks, everyone was immersed in the spectacle of racing. It is our pleasure to play a small part in this big anniversary for IMS and the Indianapolis community along with Jonathan Byrd Racing.”
Bryan Clauson echoed the sentiments expressed by Fred Prazeau: “Every year, the Indy 500 is a celebration, and there’s nothing in the world like it. This year though, the energy around the event is reaching a level that I’ve never seen, and it’s awesome to see so many people and companies wanting to have a role in it. I think that’s especially evidenced by what you are seeing with our program for Indy. I’m excited to welcome Fred, Alyssa and everyone at Context Design to the Jonathan Byrd’s team, and I can’t wait to get on track on May 16th!”
Continuing that theme, team principal David Byrd added, “Over the last several months, I’ve come to learn that Context Design is an absolute leader in their field, so being able to add them to our program, and to experience their enthusiasm to not only be involved in the Indy 500 but also their excitement to be joining our team, is pretty gratifying. We’ll do our absolute best to reward their trust in us!”
Over the last several years, Context has worked with the Town of Speedway on a variety of parks, streetscape, and mixed-use developments. “Being involved in meaningful redevelopment projects is an important part of our mission. We have been fortunate to collaborate on both public and private reinvestment projects happening in Speedway, and we look forward to seeing how those investments reshape the community,” stated Greg Wade, Principal of the firm.
Context Design joins a roster of Jonathan Byrd’s Racing Indy 500 partners and supporters that includes Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 502 East Event Centre, University Loft Company, Loft Furniture, Loft Motors, Vantage Hotels, Lexington Hotels, E&K Construction, Dooling Machine, WHMB TV40, Freedom 95 Radio, Reising Radio Partners, (KORN Country 100.3, QMix 107.3, MOJO 102.9), Tilson HR, CBS Sports 1430, ZOOMERS RV, VisionAire Jets, Timothy Plan, TownePost Network, JR Billboards, ComedySportz Indianapolis, R.E. Griesemer, the Indy Fuel, B&H Contractors, RaceDeck Garage Floors, Ward’s Apparel, Kokomo Speedway, Indy Trading Post, Murello’s Uptown Bail Bonds, Comfort Housing, and Hopegivers International.
Greenwood, IN – As the team looks forward to the festivities of May in Indianapolis kicking off in just over a month, Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, which will be contesting the Indianapolis 500 with Bryan Clauson in partnership with Dale Coyne Racing, is pleased to introduce their newest sponsor, Race Deck Garage Floors.
RaceDeck Garage Floors (www.racedeck.com) is a division of SnapLock Industries (www.snaplock.com), the industry leader in modular flooring. If you have a modular flooring need, their motto is “we’ve got you covered.” For nearly four decades, the family at SnapLock has manufactured the industry’s most innovative and premium brand modular flooring products on the planet. In addition to RaceDeck Garage Floors, SnapLock Industries products include SnapSports Athletic Floors & Multi-Courts, SnapLock Dance Floors, SnapLock Event Floors, DuraGrid Safety Matting & Decking, and FastDeck Portable Flooring.
Jorgen Moller (CEO) & Kerry Moller (COO) head up the family who essentially created an industry over 30 years ago. There is not a company in their range of categories with more hands-on experience within the management team than that of SnapLock Industries. Along with flooring, Jorgen and Kerry share a passion for cool cars, bikes and racing. CEO Jorgen Moller has even cruised across the Bonneville Salt Flats at 200 miles per hours in his ’32 highboy roadster!
CEO Jorgen Moller talked about the company’s sponsorship of Bryan and the Jonathan Byrd’s team: “The family at SnapLock Industries is thrilled to join the team for this once in a century event. Similar to the Byrd family’s diverse ventures in racing, hospitality, restaurants, and hotels, SnapLock Industries manufactures a diverse range of products that includes our RaceDeck Garage Floors. Our array of products has enabled us to create a partnership that meshes easily with the Byrd organization. We are excited to see the RaceDeck logo on Bryan’s car, and even more excited to see this relationship grow.”
Bryan Clauson added: “We’re announcing new sponsors so often that I’m almost running out of things to say. This one’s pretty easy though, because I can tell you that I’m going to have to hit them up for a RaceDeck Garage Floor for my new house and for my race shop.”
“We’re proud to welcome Jorgen, Kerry, and everybody at SnapLock to the team for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and to the growing family of the Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality & Restaurant Group,” said Jonathan Byrd. “It’s always satisfying to add a new partner to our program, and especially so when it’s an industry leader like SnapLock. The RaceDeck logo will be a fantastic addition to the Dale Coyne/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing #88 IndyCar.”
With products proudly made in the USA, SnapLock engineers, manufactures, and ships from their headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. SnapLock Industries has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification for its Quality Management System, demonstrating its uncompromising commitment to manufacturing and providing the highest quality products and services to its customers. Consistently improving and innovating within their 100,000 square foot, environmentally-friendly, manufacturing facility that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, SnapLock employs over 130 team members and boasts a distribution network of over 400 dealers, resellers, and distributors worldwide.
SnapLock floors have been featured on This Old House, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, SPEED, ESPN 2, The Discovery Channel, My Classic Car, Graveyard Carz, Bitchin’ Rides and many other programs.
RaceDeck Garage Floors joins a diverse and growing list of 2016 supporters that includes Cancer Treatment Centers of America, University Loft Company, Loft Furniture, Loft Motors, Vantage Hotels, Lexington Hotels, E&K Construction, Dooling Machine, WHMB TV40, Freedom 95 Radio, Reising Radio Partners, (KORN Country 100.3, QMix 107.3, MOJO 102.9), Tilson HR, CBS Sports 1430, ZOOMERS RV, VisionAire Jets, Timothy Plan, TownePost Network, JR Billboards, ComedySportz Indianapolis, R.E. Griesemer, the Indy Fuel, B&H Contractors, Ward’s Apparel, Indy Trading Post, Murello’s Uptown Bail Bonds, and Hopegivers International.
Greenwood, IN – Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, which will be bringing 4-time USAC National Series Champion and 2014 Chili Bowl Nationals Champion Bryan Clauson back for his 3rd Indianapolis 500 in partnership with Dale Coyne Racing, is excited to announce their newest media partner and introduce Sports 1430 as the Official Sports Station of Jonathan Byrd’s Racing.
Sports 1430 (www.cbssports1430.com) is the place for the true sports fan to access the very best in sports information and entertainment. As the proud home of Notre Dame Football, Indy Car and NASCAR Racing, Indy Fuel hockey and the NFL, Sports 1430 also features expert sports commentary and interviews with major sports figures, along with listener calls, fan interaction, and hourly updates from well-known contributors.
Afternoon drive-time host, Kent Sterling, succinctly summed up the station’s new partnership, saying “We’re very excited to be part of the Jonathan Byrd’s team. Whether in their restaurant or in their garage, there is no better host than the Byrd family.”
Bryan Clauson talked about the newly upgraded relationship with Sports 1430, saying: “I’m a big sports fan, so it’s awesome to bring a local sports station like Sports 1430 into the fold with the team. They were kind of involved with us last year, with Kent Sterling broadcasting from our garage every day during May and me talking with Kent each day as the official/unofficial driver analyst for the month of May, so I’m happy to see us able to formalize and step up the relationship and get them in the race with us. It should be a good deal for everyone.”
“Indy is not only an international event and the world’s largest single day sporting event, but it’s also a local sporting event that very much defines and gives shape to this community” said David Byrd, “so it makes a tremendous amount of sense for a local sports radio station to come on board with our team and capitalize on what we can provide to them. We’re excited to name Sports 1430 the Official Sports Station of Jonathan Byrd’s Racing and look forward to carrying their banner into competition with us next month and hopefully for years to come.”
In addition to their local sports properties, the Monday through Friday lineup on Sports 1430 features the best in sports talk, with a lineup consisting of One Life Radio, Gio & Jones, Tiki Barber & Brandon Tierney, The Jim Rome Show, the Kent Sterling Show, The DA Show, Ferrall On The Bench, and After Hours with Amy Lawrence. Listen live at www.cbssports1430.com or via the TuneIn app.
Sports 1430 joins a diverse and growing list of 2016 supporters that includes Cancer Treatment Centers of America, University Loft Company, Loft Furniture, Loft Motors, Vantage Hotels, Lexington Hotels, E&K Construction, Dooling Machine, WHMB TV40, Freedom 95 Radio, Reising Radio Partners, (KORN Country 100.3, QMix 107.3, MOJO 102.9), Tilson HR, ZOOMERS RV, VisionAire Jets, Timothy Plan, TownePost Network, JR Billboards, ComedySportz Indianapolis, R.E. Griesemer, the Indy Fuel, B&H Contractors, Ward’s Apparel, Indy Trading Post, Murello’s Uptown Bail Bonds, and Hopegivers International.
Greenwood, IN – When Conor Daly’s Dale Coyne Racing IndyCar rolls on to the track this weekend in Phoenix, it will be sporting the logos of the newest sponsor of the Jonathan Byrd’s Racing team — University Loft Company.
University Loft Company (www.uloft.com) is a contract furniture manufacturer that provides quality furniture with care. From home bases in Greenfield, Indiana and Morristown, Tennessee, University Loft Company serve colleges, the military, multi-family units, and hotels worldwide. Born from a dream in the heart of its founder to make the most out of his small dorm room, the loft bed was developed by founder and CEO, James Jannetides. Nearly 30 years later, University Loft Company is a global leader in dorm room, campus life, and apartment furnishings, along with military housing.
In addition to the University Loft Company logo, beginning with this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway, Conor Daly’s Dale Coyne Racing Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality & Restaurant Group/Cancer Treatment Centers of America Honda IndyCar will carry branding for the LOFT furniture company (www.loftfurnitureoutlet.com) and Loft Motors (www.loftmotors.com).
University Loft Company’s relationship with the Jonathan Byrd’s team is a comprehensive multi-platform sponsorship, so in addition to prominent placement on Conor Daly’s IndyCar, the University Loft Company logo will be featured across the entire Jonathan Byrd’s Racing program, with this including featured placement on Bryan Clauson’s Indy 500 entry, winged and non-wing sprint cars, USAC Silver Crown car, and midget racecar for the balance of his Chasing 200 Tour.
“University Loft Company loves racing!” exclaimed founder and CEO James Jannetides. “Being back in the game with the Jonathan Byrd’s team is exhilarating, and everyone at University Loft is pumped to be back in the race. This is obviously a huge year for IndyCar with the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and we can feel the excitement in the air. It’s an honor and privilege to be able to support Conor Daly for the IndyCar season and Bryan Clauson at Indy and just about every race track in the country as he chases his amazing dream season. We’ve been making history in our business since we started this company, and we can’t wait to be part of a historical event this May and a historical year for Bryan.”
James went on to add “We’ve been in racing before, had a good experience, and have always wanted to get involved again. Finding the right set of people to represent our brand is paramount, and we’ve found that with the Byrd family, Bryan Clauson, Conor Daly, everyone at Dale Coyne Racing, and all of the partners across the entire Jonathan Byrd’s Racing family. We are a company with ethics, and for us, integrity is more than a word. We manufacture furniture the right way, and this whole group is going about the business of racing the right way as well. As a leader in the furniture industry, University Loft operates by a high standard of ethics while bringing innovative ideas to contract furniture, and we see the same high standards, innovation, and integrity in the Jonathan Byrd’s Racing program. Because of that, we’re definitely looking forward to a long-term, sustainable relationship that will bring a great deal of benefits to University Loft Company.”
Long known in the industry as “Makers of Cool,” University Loft Company and LOFT furniture lines have made special appearances in movies such as Spiderman and 22 Jump Street, while also shining on the small screen in television shows such as The OC, Arrested Development, Shameless and Modern Family.
University Loft Company, LOFT, and Loft Motors join the roster of Jonathan Byrd’s Racing partners and sponsors that currently includes Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Vantage Hotels, Lexington Hotels, E&K Construction, Dooling Machine, WHMB TV40, Freedom 95 Radio, Reising Radio Partners, (KORN Country 100.3, QMix 107.3, MOJO 102.9), Tilson HR, ZOOMERS RV, VisionAire Jets, Timothy Plan, TownePost Network, JR Billboards, ComedySportz Indianapolis, R.E. Griesemer, the Indy Fuel, B&H Contractors, Ward’s Apparel, Indy Trading Post, Murello’s Uptown Bail Bonds, and Hopegivers International.