Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Montagny Confirmed With AGR For Sonoma

After a few days of speculation that AGR would run a 5th car at Infenion for Franck Montagny, today they made it official. Montagny will run an AFS sponsored #25 Dallara in next weekends Sonoma GP.

Montagny ran several races last season for AGR's now defunct ALMS team, and has been rumored for a possible 2010 Indycar ride.

"I am certainly looking forward to my IndyCar debut in Sonoma with AFS and Andretti Green Racing. I was able to test one of the team's Indy cars last year and very much enjoyed driving it. Being able to test the track this week will be very helpful for me to learn the circuit and prepare for the race. We have a lot of work to do to get ready, but I believe we are up to the challenge." -Frank Montagny

"This is an exciting announcement for AFS/Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. California is an important market for our company and we believe Franck will give us a good shot at competing for a win.

"In the midst of this economic downturn, it's important for AFS/Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc., to keep our name out there to attract new customers and the Indy Racing League also provides an excellent venue for entertaining current customers.

"We're proud of our Firestone Indy Lights program and this is a great opportunity to be a primary sponsor in the IndyCar Series. It will be exciting to see our traditional red-and-yellow color scheme out there competing with the best." -Gary Peterson (AFS)

"We're very excited to see this come together for Sonoma. This is a good opportunity for Gary to showcase AFS at the IndyCar level and we think Franck will do a great job in the car that weekend." -Michael Andretti


I am sure NASCAR is shaking with this titanic announcement.

And you wonder why Indy Car is dead in this country?

Montagny is a better road racer than 3/4 of the sprint cup field

I've watched Montagny interact with AGR guys at past ALMS events. I like his approach, how he carries himself and what appears to be a very high level of professionalism. Michael must see some of these same talents.

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