SBD/Issue 179/Sponsorships, Advertising & Marketing
Dropping The Green Flag: Primary Sponsors For Indy 500 Field
Published May 28, 2010
The following lists the primary sponsors for the 33 cars entered in Sunday's 94th Indianapolis 500. The primary sponsor for Mario Romancini's No. 34 car was unknown at presstime.
|No. 3 Helio Castroneves||No. 12 Will Power||No. 10 Dario Franchitti|
|Team Penske||Team Penske||Target Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Team Penske||Verizon Wireless||Target|
|No. 6 Ryan Briscoe||No. 77 Alex Tagliani||No. 9 Scott Dixon|
|Team Penske||FAZZT Race Team||Target Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Team Penske||B&W Speakers||Target|
|No. 30 Graham Rahal||No. 20 Ed Carpenter||No. 06 Hideki Mutoh|
|Rahal Letterman Racing||Panther Racing||Newman/Haas Racing|
|Quick Trim||Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka||Formula Dream|
|No. 99 Townsend Bell||No. 22 Justin Wilson||No. 2 Raphael Matos|
|Sam Schmidt/Ganassi Racing||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing||de Ferran Dragon Racing|
|Herbalife||Z-Line Furniture||Hewlett Packard|
|No. 32 Mario Moreas||No. 21 Davey Hamilton||No. 24 Mike Conway|
|KV Racing Technology||de Ferran Dragon Racing||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing|
|KV Racing||Hewlett Packard||Dad's Old Fashioned Root Beer|
|No. 26 Marco Andretti||No. 37 Ryan Hunter-Reay||No. 4 Dan Wheldon|
|Andretti Autosport||Andretti Autosport||Panther Racing|
|Venom Energy Drink||Izod||National Guard|
|No. 8 E.J. Viso||No. 23 Tomas Scheckter||No. 25 Ana Beatriz|
|KV Racing Technologies||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing||Dreyer & Reinbold Racing|
|No. 78 Simona de Silvestro||No. 7 Danica Patrick||No. 36 Bertrand Baguette|
|Team Stargate Worlds/HVM||Andretti Autosport||Conquest Racing|
|Stargate Resistance||Go Daddy||Alice's List|
|No. 33 Bruno Junqueira||No. 19 Alex Lloyd||No. 34 Mario Romancini|
|FAZZT Race Team||Dale Coyne Racing||Conquest Racing|
|B&W Speakers||Boy Scouts of America||N/A|
|No. 43 John Andretti||No. 67 Sarah Fisher||No. 14 Vitor Meira|
|Andretti Autosport||Sarah Fisher Racing||A.J. Foyt Enterprises|
|Window World||Dollar General||ABC Supply Co.|
|No. 5 Takuma Sato||No. 29 Sebastian Saavedra||No. 11 Tony Kanaan|
|KV Racing Technologies||Bryan Herta Autosport||Andretti Autosport|
TEE TO GREEN FLAG: Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller's Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka is sponsoring Ed Carpenter's No. 20 car, and Zoeller said, "I thought, 'What the heck?' We have a new product on the market and where else do you have 300,000 screaming idiots, so it works. Plus, it's an outstanding car. It's got lots of speed" (ESPN.com, 5/26). Zoeller, an Indiana native, added, "I've won some majors in golf, and there is no doubt the Indianapolis 500 is the major championship in motor racing. ... I would love to add another major to my resume. Ed's resume on ovals is impressive, so we think we have a shot" (GOLF.com, 5/26).
MAKING THE LIST: Angie's List, a provider of consumer reviews on local service providers, has signed on as the title sponsor of Conquest Racing's No. 36 car driven by Bertrand Baguette for the Indy 500. Baguette will join Angie's List Founder Angie Hicks to provide consumer tips for tire safety. Angie's List launched its classic car ratings in '09, and this year marks the third year the company has sponsored a driver in the Indy 500 (Angie's List).
MOBILE MOVERS: Andretti Autosport signed an associate sponsor agreement with Virgin Mobile USA for driver Ryan Hunter-Reay's No. 37 Team Izod car during the Indy 500. Meanwhile, Andretti Autosport also signed Boost Mobile to a sponsorship agreement in support of the team's Izod IndyCar Series program and drivers Danica Patrick and Adam Carroll. Boost will be featured as a major associate sponsor of Patrick's No. 7 GoDaddy.com car for the rest of the '10 season, and as the primary sponsor on Carroll's car when he makes his IndyCar Series debut at the July 4 Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen (Andretti Autosport).
INSURANCE POLICY: Chizmark & Larson Insurance agency has signed driver Mario Moraes to a sponsorship. The insurance company will put a decal on Moraes' helmet beginning with the Indy 500 for the remainder of the '10 IndyCar season (Chizmark & Larson).