INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 14, 2020) – The No. 98 car of Marco Andretti will see support from a vast portfolio of brands as the Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian team takes to the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.
“We are fortunate to have such a growing, and diverse, partnership portfolio,” said Andretti Autosport Chairman & CEO, Michael Andretti. “We have strong returning brands such as U.S. Concrete, and Oberto Specialty Meats, and are especially happy to also welcome new partners like PDI and Surgere to the Andretti family.”
Leading the way will be the red and white of U.S. Concrete, serving as primary sponsor on the No. 98 for eight races across seven markets: St. Pete, Long Beach, Austin, Indianapolis, Dallas, Richmond and Monterey. The Texas-based company specializing in aggregate production and ready-mixed concrete, first joined Andretti in 2018. Through innovation, research and development, and strategic alliances, U.S. Concrete remains the leader in concrete manufacturing and green building.
Debuting their brand to the INDYCAR racing community will be PDI, a leading global provider of ERP, Fuel Pricing, Logistics, and Marketing Cloud solutions for the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries. PDI’s solutions are in over 200,000 customer locations across more than 50 countries. For more than 35 years, the company has helped customers thrive through digital transformation and deliver exceptional customer experiences. PDI will take on primary sponsorship of Andretti for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America.
Joining the INDYCAR sponsorship ranks for the first time will be Surgere, a leading technology company solving visibility across the global supply chain. Surgere’s role in the evolving i4.0 reality is to provide their clients with advanced asset visibility, data analytics and control through each segment of the supply chain throughout various industries. Headquarted in Green, Ohio, Surgere will stay close to home as the primary sponsor at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in August.
No stranger to racing and the Andretti Autosport portfolio, Oberto Specialty Meats will return as the primary sponsor for two events. The Seattle-based company will again leverage the races in St. Louis and Portland to highlight their distribution partnership with convenience store retailer Circle K as well as use the Andretti team as a platform to elevate the launch of their new wood smoke jerky and imported Italian charcuterie.
The No. 98’s liveries for each of the brands and markets will be released as race dates near for each event.
For more information, visit AndrettiAutosport.com.
About U.S. Concrete
U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) is a leading supplier of concrete and aggregates for large-scale commercial, residential and infrastructure projects in high-growth markets across the country. The Company holds leading market positions in New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington, D.C., and its materials have been used in some of the most complex and highly specialized construction projects of the last decade. U.S. Concrete has continued to grow organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions of independent producers in our target markets.
PDI helps convenience retailers and petroleum wholesalers thrive through digital transformation and enterprise software that enables them to grow topline revenue, optimize operations and unify their business across the entire value chain. Over 1,500 customers in more than 200,000 locations worldwide count on our leading ERP, logistics, fuel pricing and marketing cloud solutions to provide insights that increase volume, margin and customer loyalty. PDI owns and operates the Fuel Rewards® loyalty program that is consistently ranked as a top-performing fuel savings program year after year. For more than 35 years, our comprehensive suite of solutions and unmatched expertise have helped customers of any size reimagine their enterprise and deliver exceptional customer experiences. For more information about PDI, visit www.pdisoftware.com.
Surgere, the leaders in supply chain visibility, provides advanced asset tracking, data analytics, and control through each segment of the Supply Chain. Hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform, Surgere’s solution delivers 99.9% data accuracy– using digital technology to solve traditional problems. Clients see a dramatic reduction in costs, increases in productivity, and can experience a clear ROI in as little as six months without a capital investment. To find your end-to-end visibility solution, please visit www.surgere.com.
About Oberto Specialty Meats
Oberto Specialty Meats was founded in Seattle WA by Constantino Oberto in 1918. Today the company employs more than 500 food professionals in Kent, WA, who focus on quality, flavor and a relentless desire to be better every day the same way their founder always did.
About Circle K
Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and in Ireland with an important presence in Poland. Through our global brand Circle K, we are proud to operate nearly 15,000 stores and employ over 120,000 people worldwide. Our mission is to become the preferred destination for convenience and fuel. http://corpo.couche-tard.com
About Andretti Autosport
Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success.
Under the banners of Andretti Autosport and BMWi Andretti Motorsport, the Indianapolis-based team fields multiple entries across the IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, the FIA Formula E Championship and the GT4 America Series. The team also competes as Walkinshaw Andretti United in the Australian Supercars category through partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports.
The global racing enterprise boasts four Indy Car Series championships, four Indy Light titles, one Indy Pro 2000 championship and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500 race. The team also holds two X Games Gold Medals and five U.S. rallycross championships.