INDIANAPOLIS (June 2, 2016) – The Indianapolis 500 championship combination of Alexander Rossi and NAPA AUTO PARTS will remain intact for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race on Detroit’s Belle Isle. The double-header weekend will see the newly crowned champion again behind the wheel of the No. 98 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Honda.
Tip Tollison, President of NAPA Balkamp stated, “The entire NAPA family is extremely happy with the incredible performance of Alexander Rossi and the entire Andretti Autosport/Bryan Herta Team. With the NAPA AUTO PARTS Car winning the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 it only makes sense to continue to race the NAPA colors in Detroit.”
“NAPA joined us just in time for the historic 100th Indy 500 and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with being able to provide them the win,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “It’s great to see the partnership expand into a sponsorship for Alexander in Detroit and we hope to continue conversations and grow into an even larger relationship.”
The Belle Isle Dual in Detroit can be found Saturday and Sunday live on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET with timing and scoring provided via racecontrol.indycar.com.
For more information, please visit AndrettiAutosport.com.
Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success.
Under the banners of Andretti Autosport and Avalanche Andretti Formula E, the Indianapolis-based team fields multiple entries across the INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights, the FIA Formula E World Championship and the IMSA Prototype Challenge LMP3 division. The team also competes as Walkinshaw Andretti United in the Australian Supercars category through partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports additionally the team fields an entry in the Extreme E championship via Andretti United Extreme E.
The global racing enterprise boasts four INDYCAR SERIES championships, five Indy Light titles, one Pro Mazda championship, a Silver Class GT4 Championship and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500. The team also holds two X Games Gold Medals and five U.S. rallycross championships.