ANDRETTI GREEN RACING SIGNS AIRTRAN AIRWAYS AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR FOR THREE RACES, BEGINNING WITH INDY INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 27, 2005) - Andretti Green Racing announced today it has signed AirTran Airways as an associate sponsor for ...
ANDRETTI GREEN RACING SIGNS AIRTRAN AIRWAYS AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR FOR THREE RACES, BEGINNING WITH INDY
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 27, 2005) - Andretti Green Racing announced today it has signed AirTran Airways as an associate sponsor for three consecutive Indy Racing League® IndyCar® Series events, beginning with the 89th running of the Indianapolis 500.
AirTran Airways, which uses Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as its operational hub, is one of America's largest low-fare airlines and will be partnering with Andretti Green for races at Texas Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway after Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"We're thrilled to bring AirTran on board with us for these next three events," said Michael Andretti, who co-owns Andretti Green Racing with partners Kim Green and Kevin Savoree. "AirTran is a great airline and, like so many of our team partners, stands as an industry leader."
AirTran will be an associate sponsor across all four Andretti Green entries and will position its name and logo prominently on the cockpit area of each car. The four machines are driven by Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter and 2004 IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan, 2005 IndyCar Series points leader Dan Wheldon, Dario Franchitti and Bryan Herta. The four drivers have combined to win 13 races and 10 poles, and have posted 68 top-five finishes in the 36 races since the team joined Indy Racing League competition in 2003.
"AirTran Airways is proud to team up with the premier Indy Racing League team and 2004 IndyCar Series champions Andretti-Green Racing," said Kevin Healy, vice president of planning and sales. "With our recent introduction of service from Indianapolis, we're very excited to participate in the Indy 500, and as the first airline to offer XM Satellite Radio inflight, we know this will be a winning partnership."
In addition to its new partnership with Andretti Green, AirTran also boasts a relationship with XM Satellite Radio, which serves as the major sponsor for the #7 Honda-powered machine driven by Herta. AirTran Airways is the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft.
About AirTran Airways
AirTran Airways, one of America's largest low-fare airlines with 6,400 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 500 daily flights to 47 destinations. The airline's hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways recently added the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 aircraft to create America's youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft. For reservations or more information, visit airtran.com (America Online Keyword: AirTran).
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