Saturday, April 16, 2011

BHA Announces '500' Sponsorship

Just two weeks after making official their driver for the 2011 Indianapolis 500 in Dan Wheldon, Bryan Herta Autosport announced today their sponsorship package for the historic race.

For their 2nd consecutive year with BHA, William Rast has returned as the primary sponsor for Wheldon in his attempt to add a 2nd mini Borg to his collection. 2011 will mark William Rast's 4th straight year sponsoring an Indy 500 entry as they were behind Townsend Bell in 2008, Ryan Hunter-Reay in '09, and Sebastian Saavedra last season.

Running the #29 in last year's '500' and similar numbers full-time in the Firestone Indy Lights Series the past 3 seasons, the Herta entry was way down the Indy 500 entry list, sporting the #98, when announced earlier this week. The #98 will find itself on the rear wings of Wheldon's car while long-time sponsor Curb Records will have a spot on the engine cowling. Mike Curb and the Agajanian name will be returning to the sport for the first time since 2009.


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