Andretti Autosport unveiled its new DHL-branded IndyCar to be driven by Ryan Hunter-Reay during the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series on Tuesday. The car, which also includes prominent branding from Sun Drop soda drink, was revealed at DHL Regional Headquarters in Plantation, Fla. Executives from DHL along with Michael Andretti, owner of Andretti Autosport, and driver Hunter-Reay were on hand to give DHL employees and guests a first look at the car and celebrate their new partnership.
“The new No. 28 DHL IndyCar is a true representation of the attributes that DHL and Andretti Autosport live and breathe every day,” stated Christine Nashick, vp of marketing, DHL Express U.S. “The speed, reliability and dedication exemplified by Andretti Autosport, Ryan Hunter-Reay and the DHL IndyCar team are truly an ideal fit with DHL. As the official shipping and logistics provider for Andretti Autosport, we are looking forward to building the relationship and a very successful 2011 IndyCar Series.”
The new car number for Hunter-Reay's car this year is a show of support for the estimated 28 million people living with cancer worldwide. Hunter-Reay, who lost his mother to colon cancer in 2009, continues to be a leader in the fight against cancer and serves as an ambassador for “Racing For Cancer,” an organization founded in 2010 to help build awareness in the global fight against cancer.
DHL will also be an associate sponsor for the car driven by the Hunter-Reay's new teammate, Mike Conway. The multi-year sponsorship agreement was signed in February between DHL and Andretti Autosport.