The Bardahl name returns to Indy car racing this weekend with the company's sponsorship of the Dale Coyne Racing No. 18 driven by Ana Beatriz for the Iowa Corn 250 at Iowa Speedway.
“When I think of Bardahl, I think of racing and their long history in the sport,” reflected team owner Dale Coyne. "From the Bardahl Special to the Miss Bardahl, here we can have a little bit of both.”
“I have great memories of this oval circuit. It was here that I won my second race in Indy Lights in 2009,” noted Beatriz. “Getting back to Iowa and with this new partnership with Bardahl makes me even more excited.”
Bardahl's oil additive company was founded in 1939 by Ole Bardahl, a Norwegian immigrant, and regularly sponsored Indy cars dating back to the roadsters of the 1950s.