Andretti Autosport announced on Saturday that Townsend Bell’s entry in this year’s Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will have primary sponsorship from California Pizza Kitchen.
Bell will drive the No.29 California Pizza Kitchen / Robert Graham Honda. Speaking about the addition of California Pizza Kitchen to his car for the Indianapolis 500, Bell commented by saying:
Being a California native, I cannot think of a better fit than California Pizza Kitchen to join our team for the 100th Running of the Indy 500, It’s awesome to represent a brand that I grew up with here. I love the fact that you can enjoy artisanal California cuisine all across the U.S. thanks to CPK. I’m also proud to have Robert Graham on board again for 2016 and cannot wait to unveil the No. 29 car in May.
Fashion label and long term sponsor to Townsend Bell, Robert Graham will act as co primary sponsor to the No.29 Honda and speaking about the partnership, Executive Chairman and CEO of California Pizza Kitchen G.J Hart commented by saying:
California Pizza Kitchen couldn’t be more proud and excited to partner with Andretti Autosport and our friends at Robert Graham, another great California-born brand, to support Townsend Bell’s Indianapolis 500 effort, Much like the legendary Andretti family pushes the envelope in the sport of racing and Robert Graham takes wardrobe design to a whole new level, CPK is all about driving innovation forward when it comes to culinary experiences, from the iconic Original BBQ Chicken Pizza we invented in 1985 to our transformative new look and menu now available in our restaurants. We look forward to unveiling Townsend’s incredible car in the coming weeks and to cheering him on at the historic race this May.
CEO of Andretti Autosport, Michael Andretti commented saying:
It’s great to have California Pizza Kitchen come on board for Townsend’s Indy 500 program, especially as a new brand coming into the sport for such a historic event. To have California Pizza Kitchen’s partnership combined with Robert Graham’s continued support, the No. 29 car and Townsend are positioned for eye-catching success on all fronts.
Townsend Bell joining Andretti Autosport regulars, Ryan Hunter Reay, Marco Andretti, Carlos Munoz and Alexander Rossi as a five car entry for the month of May.