Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Monday that their driver Charlie Kimball will run with the No.42 for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Speaking about using the No.42 and honoring the diabetic community, Kimball commented by saying:
The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be the highlight of this year’s season and it gives me a great opportunity to honor the diabetes community and help inspire those people living with or affected by diabetes. As a race car driver and a person living with diabetes, the duration of action of Tresiba® is important to me and plays an important role in my management plan. I am honored to represent Novo Nordisk and Chip Ganassi Racing and to share my story with the diabetes community.
Kyle Larson who drives with the No.42 for Ganassi in NASCAR commented by saying:
All of us who race for Chip (Ganassi) really are one team and it’s really cool to share the No. 42 with Charlie, especially for this historic race. He is a strong and popular advocate for the diabetes community and I can’t wait to see him and the No. 42 in this year’s Indianapolis 500.
Chip Ganassi owner of the No.42 Chevroley that Kimball will run at Indy commented by saying:
It’s been great to see Novo Nordisk use their racing partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams to launch one of their brands, and I love that we’re strengthening our ‘one team’ mantra with the sharing of the number 42 across different series. The number 83 is obviously very meaningful to both Charlie and myself, but the number 42 is also just as meaningful with this product and the diabetes community. Charlie had a great run last year at the 500, so hopefully the 42 will bring Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing and Charlie their first Indianapolis 500 victory.
Camille Lee from NovoNordisk commented by saying:
As an individual living with diabetes, Charlie continues to be such an inspiration and leader for the community of others affected by diabetes. By changing the number of the Tresiba® Chevrolet to 42, and displaying names of real people touched by the disease on his car for this historic race, he is making great strides to honor the diabetes community.