Verizon IndyCar Series team Andretti Autosport announced on Thursday that they have launched a new website called MilitaryToMotorsports.com, a new hiring initiative to help military veterans transition in civilian employment in the motorsport industry following their retirement from military service.
The initiative has help from retired Navy Seal team member and deep sea diver, Chief Donald Tilton who owns an Andretti Autosport chassis. Speaking about the new website, Tilton commented by saying:
As a retired service member, I am very excited to be part of the launch of the Military to Motorsports Program with Andretti Autosport. “This program will give well deserved military personnel the opportunity to utilize their skills and discipline, gained during their service, as part of one of the most successful teams in motorsports. Serving our great nation as a military member is something to be extremely proud of and I know that Andretti Autosport will be honored to have these heroes as part of the team’s success moving forward.
Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti commented on the new initiative saying:
I’m extremely proud to be joining with David to launch the Military to Motorsports campaign and want to thank him for his service to our country and friendship over the years.“I firmly believe that we’ve built crews of the best in the business, and I am honored to welcome retired military members into our organization. The dedication and skill sets of our veterans will make for a perfect fit in the motorsport world.
To celebrate the launch of the new initiative, Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi will drive the No.98 MilitaryToMotorsports Honda with star spangled livery for this weekend’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
For more information and to see the opportunities available to military veterans visit – http://www.militarytomotorsports.com/