- Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make Indianapolis 500 starts 19 years apart, bettering Cy Marshall & Roland Free's 17-year gap set in 1947.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

RHR In At Iowa

Ryan Hunter-Reay still doesn't have job security, but he does have at least one more race. ICM Inc. and Green Plains Renewable Energy have signed on to sponsor the #37 Ethanol USA-Team IZOD branded Dallara in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 Presented by Pioneer, scheduled for this Sunday at 1:30 on VERSUS.

Hunter-Reay, who is currently 6th in the Championship points, still doesn't have sponsorship for the 9 remaining IZOD IndyCar Series events.  However, due to a stretched out schedule, 19 days remain until the next race at Watkins Glen International, spot of RHR's first win, and a full month before the following event in Toronto on July 18th.

"Everyone at Andretti Autosport is honored to share the spotlight with the U.S. ethanol industry. We share the same ideals of innovation and ingenuity as those who seek a more secure energy future in the U.S." - Andretti Autosport Chairman, President & CEO, Michael Andretti


"I couldn't be more thrilled to be representing Ethanol USA in the IZOD IndyCar Series again for a race that's fueled by ethanol made in the United States. Everyone talks about cleaner, greener energy, but this is one industry that has been consistently delivering on its promises." - Ryan Hunter-Reay


"We're excited to be back in the IZOD IndyCar Series, and thrilled to renew our relationship with Ryan Hunter-Reay. Ryan has demonstrated his tremendous skill on the race track, and is a passionate supporter of the U.S. ethanol industry." - ICM, INC, President & CEO, Dave Vander Griend

"This partnership is a great platform to demonstrate the environmental and performance aspects of ethanol right in the backyard of the #1 ethanol producing state with over 84 million barrels of production. We continue to prove year after year that ethanol has become a permanent solution to breaking our dependence on foreign oil in a clean and responsible manner." - Green Plaines Renewable Energy President & CEO, Todd Becker


(Photos courtesy of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Andretti Autosport)

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