Juncos Hollinger Racing announced on Wednesday that they have team up with the Argentinian Football Association for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 28.
To celebrate the partnership, NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie and Argentinian driver Agustin Canapino will race with a special livery as he prepares to make his debut in The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.
Claudio Tapia, President of the AFA, said:
“Generating actions such as the ones we are celebrating today highlight the union between Argentines through sport. To be able to unite two great passions such as soccer and motor racing in a foreign territory is a demonstration of teamwork. The AFA is proud to support an Argentine driver in the iconic INDY 500 race and wishes the best of luck to Agustín Canapino and the Juncos Hollinger Racing team.”
Ricardo Juncos, President and co-owner of JHR, said:
“As an Argentinean, I am proud to have the colors of my country and the Argentinean Football Association with us for this edition of the INDY 500 race. To be able to bring together the two greatest passions of Argentines, together with the AFA and Agustín Canapino, in the most important and oldest event in the history of world motorsport, the 500, is a dream come true. I believe it will undoubtedly be a historic event for the sport in our country, which beyond any result will remain in everyone’s memory.”
Ricardo Sosa, Executive Secretary of Inprotur, said:
“This presentation makes it possible for us to continue making our country visible in the world. We have been doing this since the first INDYCAR race of 2023, promoting the tourist benefits of Argentina in the United States. Now, with this car in the Argentine colors, it’s possible to create a great impact at the biggest motor race in the world, and show the passion of soccer and motor racing coming together – two things that generate a great feeling in Argentina. It will also be a proud moment to see the race clothing of Agustín Canapino and the team’s mechanics following the guidelines of the Argentinean national soccer team at.