Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta will have a special livery for this weekend’s NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge Firestone 175 at Twin Ring Motegi to honor Hank Steinbrenner, the dad of George Steinbrenner IV who passed away earlier this week.
Speaking about his dad, team co owner George Steinbrenner said:
“My dad was a massive racing fan and was Steinbrenner Racing’s biggest fan. “He was so supportive of me and the team, so it’s special to be able to honor him with a livery — even in the virtual world. A massive thanks to Capstone as well for the collaboration in honoring his memory.”
The livery of the No.88 Capstone Honda features the blue and white pinstripe of the New York Yankees of which Hank was co owner and will feature his initials HS on two places on the car.
Speaking about the tribute, Darren Jamison, President and CEO of Capstone Turbines said:
Capstone is honored for the opportunity to pay tribute to Hank Steinbrenner’s legacy in the Firestone 175 INDYCAR iRacing Challenge by collaborating with Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport on the No. 88 Tribute Livery. “Hank’s passing is a tremendous loss to the sports community — on behalf of the entire Capstone organization, we extend our deepest condolences to George and the entire Steinbrenner family.
Colton Herta who drives the No.88 Capstone Honda said:
Obviously it’s been a tough week for the whole Andretti Harding Steinbrenner team with the passing of Hank Steinbrenner. “Hank wanted to carry the Yankee tradition of winning into racing, and I’m really proud to be able to help honor him this weekend with our pin-striped Capstone livery as a tribute. We’ll be racing with heavy hearts and hoping for a great result to honor his name.”
All of Andretti Autosport’s entries this weekend will carry the HS tribute to Hank.