- 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, December 7, 2010

AAA To Sponsor Castroneves

Just day's after announcing that Shell-Penzoil, Meijer, and IZOD have all jumped on board for Team Penske's 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series program, the 15-time Indianapolis 500 winning team adds another today.  Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) has signed on to become the primary sponsor for Helio Castroneves at both the Grand Prix of Long Beach and the doubleheaders at Texas.

"Expanding our relationship with the Penske Racing organization to include its outstanding IndyCar team allows us to reach a distinct, diverse fan demographic, and we expect great results there, too,”  said Thomas V. McKernan, Auto Club CEO.

Last week it was announced that Castroneves will be sporting a new primary sponsor on the sidepods of his #3 entry at Indianapolis in Shell-Penzoil .

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to drive the AAA car and represent the Auto Club,” said Castroneves. “We’ve won at both Long Beach and Texas in the past so hopefully we can welcome AAA to the team and the series with some victories in 2011.

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