02/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 15:21
Ruoff Home Mortgage, which adorned the sidepod of the Andretti Autosport car that won the 2017 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, is returning to the team this season as primary sponsor for driver Marco Andretti in two Verizon IndyCar Series races.
Andretti will carry Ruoff Home Mortgage sponsorship on the No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport Curb-Agajanian Honda for the season opener, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 11, and the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 29.
'Being affiliated with the Andretti name again, particularly on Marco's car, aligns us with the best name in racing,' said Mark Music, president and CEO of Ruoff Home Mortgage. 'Speed and precision are just two tenets that are synonymous with Andretti and with Ruoff.'
Ruoff joined Andretti Autosport just before last year's Indy 500 as a sponsor on the car that Takuma Sato drove to victory. Michael Andretti, CEO of the team, is looking forward to expanding the agreement with two races this season.
'Since first joining the team in May of last year, our partnership and friendship with Mark and the Ruoff Home Mortgage family has really grown,' Michael Andretti said. 'We're thrilled to continue our success with Marco at St. Petersburg and Mid-Ohio. I think we'll be spending time together again in victory lane soon.'
Andretti Autosport's four cars - with drivers Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi and Zach Veach - are participating in the Verizon IndyCar Series open test today and Saturday at ISM Raceway near Phoenix. Practices run from 3-6 and 8-11 p.m. both days, with all sessions streaming live on racecontrol.indycar.com.