Juncos Racing have announced yet another partnership for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge this weekend.
The team announced on Thursday a partnership with Buenos Aires based sports club Aletico River Plate a football team based in Argentina.
The partnership will see the team’s logo appear on the car driven by Kyle Kaiser this weekend.
Speaking about the news, team owner Ricardo Juncos said:
“This is an incredible honor to be partnered with an organization with so much history and success from my home country of Argentina. “The fact that we are able to have the biggest soccer organization come together with the biggest motor racing event is unbelievable. This is an historic event from the point of view from Argentina as we are combining motor racing and soccer at the Indy 500. As a life long fan of River Plate this is such a pleasure and a dream come true to have them on our #32 NTT IndyCar Series entry at the Indy 500.
Rodolfo D’Onofrio president of the football team said:
In Argentina there are millions of motorsports fans. “The Indianapolis 500 is known to all of them, it is one of the most spectacular and important events in the motorsports world. Millions of fans are also passionate about soccer, and of course fans of River Plate, the biggest soccer club in our country. Today, we see with great pride for the first time in the history of our club and in the history of the NTT IndyCar Series, the River Plate shield on one of the cars that will be running the amazing race next Sunday. This past week, the car has symbolized effort, tenacity, and talent of a group of people whom make up the Juncos Racing team to achieve a dream. And they have achieved that dream. The story of River Plate has been similar over the past 118 years. That is why River Plate Athletic Club is honored to participate in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 supporting Ricardo Juncos and his entire team. Through this, we are uniting the two sports that the Argentines are most passionate about: motorsports and soccer. Let’s go number 32!”
Juncos went on to say:
For the first time ever Club Atletico River Plate is expanding their clubs and clinics to the Indiana. “The Indy 500 is the perfect way to promote the club and to let everyone know that these camps are starting up in Indiana this summer. We are hosting the first camp here in Indianapolis at Grand Park this July.”