The Mayor of HinchTown James Hinchcliffe says he can’t wait to start work with his old team Andretti Autosport.
It was announced on Wednesday that James Hinchcliffe will drive the No.29 Genesys Honda for the month of May at both the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 24.
The Mayor of HinchTown who will also race in Texas Indy 600 at Texas Motor Speedway said:
Honestly, it’s so nice being able to announce some more good news. It’s no secret that the 2020 season isn’t going to be exactly what we were expecting, but being able to start the new year with the announcement that Genesys was stepping in to save our season and partner with us was awesome, and now adding the next big piece in my reunion with Andretti Autosport just really makes it feel like the momentum is going our way. I can’t wait to work with this group again and to get back behind the wheel of an IndyCar!”
Andretti Autosport CEO and Chairman Michael Andretti said:
We’re really pleased to be able to welcome James back into the Andretti team. He has, for sure, been knocked down a few times by this sport and to be able to help him meet the challenge is really special. We had a lot of fun, and some great successes with James when he was part of the team before, and we’re really looking forward to picking up where we left off.
“I’d also like to welcome Genesys to the Andretti family for their first experience in INDYCAR racing. We now have three, major Indiana-based companies in our portfolio, along with several other brands that call Indianapolis home. It’s special to see these companies supporting Indiana’s home sport of INDYCAR racing, and we’re proud to carry them each with us. We are looking forward to working with James and the Genesys team to deliver both on and off-track success.”
Genesys CEO Tony Bates said:
We saw tremendous potential in James from the beginning – and now, with the power of Andretti Autosport behind him, it’s going to be an incredible ride. Our successes at Genesys are possible because of our team’s skills and the innovative technology that’s behind the many positive experiences consumers have with businesses. Success on the track requires the same winning combination.
“Between Andretti Autosport’s storied history and James’ talent behind the wheel, we couldn’t ask for a better way to kick off our inaugural presence in INDYCAR.”