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Andretti’s Indy 500 Return Gives Michael A Strong Chance In May

Marco Andretti’s return to the Andretti Autosport fold for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 30 gives his dad Michael a great opportunity to challenge for victory in the Greatest Spectacle In Racing.

Andretti Autosport has been extremely successful at the Brickyard in recent years with back to back victories with 2016 and 2017 with Alexander Rossi and Takuma Sato respectively.

Ryan Hunter Reay also took victory for the team in 2014 while Dario Franchitti won in 2007 and Dan Wheldon won in 2005.

As it stands, Andretti Autosport has five cars confirmed for the Indy 500 and we all now how strong Marco Andretti has been at the Speedway having come close to winning it on his debut in 2006 missing out to Sam Hornish Jr.

Andretti started the race from pole in 2020 and finished that years race in 13th place.

This year, Andretti Autosport has two oval rookies with Romain Grosjean having joined the team full-time from Dale Coyne Racing where he completed a partial road and street course programme while Devlin DeFrancesco makes his NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 race debut.

The team also have Alexander Rossi and Colton Herta and are yet to confirm whether or not they will add a sixth car for the month of May.

The 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season gets underway next weekend with the Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding.

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PDI Join Marco Andretti For The Indy 500

Andretti Autosport announced on Thursday that enterprise management software provider PDI has joined the team as an associate sponsor to Marco Andretti’s No.98 KULR Technologies Honda for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday May 29.

Speaking about the news, Andretti Autosport owner, Chairman and CEO Michael Andretti commented saying:

We’re really pleased to see our relationship with PDI continue to grow, and we welcome them back to the 98 with Marco for this year’s Indy 500. “Both PDI and Andretti hold a mission of competing at the top level of our industries and our shared dedication for growth will, no doubt, build a platform primed for success.”

PDI is a leading global provider of a portfolio of solutions that help businesses improve enterprise productivity, grow consumer engagement, and secure their enterprise. Among PDI solutions are the Fuel Rewards® program and GasBuddy, two popular consumer brands who together represent 15 million monthly active users. PDI solutions are used in over 200,000 customer locations across more than 50 countries. For more than 35 years, the company has helped customers thrive through digital transformation to deliver exceptional customer experiences for the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries.

Matthew Mossotti, VP Sales and Marketing, PDI commented saying:

“In working with the larger Andretti organization, you quickly learn to love the thrill of motorsports. “Andretti and PDI share a passion for teamwork and a dedication to innovation. With both of us known as high-performing leaders in our respective industries, we look forward to winning together both on and off the track this season.”

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KULR Technology Group To Sponsor Andretti For The Indy 500

Andretti Autosport announced on Tuesday that they have expanded their partnership with KULR Technology Group that will see the company serve as primary sponsor to Marco Andretti’s No.98 Curb Honda for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in May.

Speaking about the news, team owner, Chairman and CEO Michael Andretti said:

We’ve worked with KULR through Andretti Technologies for over a year now, including last year’s Indy 500 with Marco, and we are thrilled to now welcome them as a primary sponsor to our INDYCAR program. “The development potential of KULR’s technology is exciting given their expertise in high-performance thermal management solutions and understanding of battery safety. We look forward to this special event in May as Marco celebrates 250 career INDYCAR starts.”

KULR President and COO Keith Cochran commented on the news saying:

“We are humbled and honored to have the legendary Andretti Autosport racing team represent the KULR brand in the upcoming Indianapolis 500. “As the primary sponsor for the No. 98 car driven by Marco Andretti, we are extending our partnership with Andretti Autosport and further demonstrating the breadth of applications for KULR’s technologies.”

The 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 29th will mark Marco Andretti’s 250th career NTT IndyCar Series start.