Andretti Global announced on Tuesday morning that Marco Andretti, son of Team owner and former INDYCAR driverMichael Andretti will make his 19th Indianapolis 500 start in May.
MAPEI a leading manufacturer of chemical products will serve as primary sponsor to Andretti.
Andretti will take part in the open test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on April 10th and 11th.
MAPEI will also serve as a season-long associate sponsor to Kyle Kirkwood.
MICHAEL ANDRETTI, CEO AND CHAIRMAN, ANDRETTI GLOBAL
“It’s exciting for us to bring MAPEI into the Andretti family and provide them with their first experience in racing and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. It’s apparent that MAPEI shares our passion for maximizing performance and achievement, which will show through our partnership goals. The Indianapolis 500 is a marquee event, and we’re honored to welcome a new brand as the primary partner on the No. 98 at the 500.”
LUIGI DI GESO, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MAPEI NORTH AMERICA
“MAPEI is a global frontrunner in the manufacturing of products specifically tailored for the building industry. Renowned for our commitment to innovation, quality, and sustainability, MAPEI’s products have been instrumental in shaping landmarks and infrastructure worldwide. And not only are we a global leader, but we are also family-owned and operated. That is why this partnership with Andretti Global has such resonance for us. At heart, we are two families dedicated to pursuing excellence. This venture into motorsports for the 2024-2025 season with Andretti Global is a continuation of MAPEI’s dedication to forging dynamic partnerships that resonate with our drive for innovation, precision and excellence. We are excited about this collaboration and look forward to a year of unparalleled performance.”
TThe 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge takes place on May 26.