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Grill2Goä Extends Sponsorship; Hearn to Drive Indianapolis, IN: Char-Broil'sâ Thermosâ Grill2GOa brand will continue as the primary sponsor for the ...

Grill2Goä Extends Sponsorship; Hearn to Drive

Indianapolis, IN: Char-Broil'sâ Thermosâ Grill2GOa brand will continue as the primary sponsor for the #99 Sam Schmidt Motorsports entry to be driven Richie Hearn in the Boomtown 500 from the Texas Motor Speedway on June 8. Hearn finished 6th in the Grill2GO sponsored entry for Sam Schmidt Motorsports in the 86th running of the Indianapolis 500.

"This is a great boost to our team," said Sam Schmidt, team owner. "We had a number of challenges the month of May and still came away with a 6th place finish. I can't say enough about Richie and all the guys on the team. We may not have all the resources of some of the bigger teams, but we certainly have the talent, desire and team commitment. Richie did a great job and deserves this continued opportunity with us and Grill2GO."

Hearn has substituted for Schmidt on four different occasions over the past two seasons with three top-ten finishes. Hearn's Indianapolis 500 finish has also boosted the team to 6th in overall entrant points.

"I came into the month of May without a ride, but with the goal of being one of the ten guys getting a limo ride to the banquet," said Hearn. "We accomplished that and now I'm looking forward to more races. Sam has a great team and I just feel really comfortable here and especially with Tim Neff the engineer and entire crew. I have to thank Sam and everybody at Grill2GO for their support. I'm ready to go to Texas with some team chemistry and a little momentum."

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Thermos® grills, including theGrill2Goa, are manufactured by Char-Broil®. Char-Broil®, part of the W.C. Bradley Home Leisure Group, is the worldwide leader in the manufacture of gas and electric outdoor grills and other barbecue equipment. Today, nobody offers a more diverse line of products all aimed at making outdoor cooking a pleasure.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Richie Hearn , Sam Schmidt