IRL: Kelley Racing renews partnership

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- August 23, 2002 -- HomeMed Pharmacy will become an associate sponsor on the ...

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- August 23, 2002 -- HomeMed Pharmacy will become an associate sponsor on the #78 Kelley Racing, Kruse Special Indy Racing League (IRL) car driven by Tony Renna for the remainder of the 2002 IRL season. HomeMed Pharmacy will also continue in their current role as associate sponsor on the #7 Kelley Racing Corteco/Bryant car driven by Al Unser, Jr. HomeMed Pharmacy CEO, Ronald D. Hunter made the announcement today from the corporate headquarters in Indianapolis.

HomeMed Pharmacy has been the primary team sponsor of the Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series car driven by Jason Priestley who was seriously injured in an accident during the final pre-race practice session on August 11 at Kentucky Motor Speedway. Priestley is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries and he continues to be supported by his HomeMed Pharmacy extended family and Chairman Hunter.

"Jason is tougher than nails," stated Hunter. "We are confident he will make a full recovery and return soon to his role as a member of the HomeMed Pharmacy family. Even from his hospital bed, he remains a great spokesperson for our company and we truly value his friendship and our partnership.

"While he is recovering," Hunter continued. "We are delighted to bring the HomeMed blue and green colors to Tony and his Kruse Special team as well as continuing our support of Tony's teammate Al and the Corteco/Bryant team."

HomeMed was one of the first companies in the nation to announce involvement in the Infiniti Pro Series, a developmental series for drivers aspiring to someday race in the IRL. Hunter selected Kelley Racing because of the professionalism of the organization and their commitment to help build his business.

"Tom Kelley and Jim Freudenberg have been tremendous to work with," concluded Hunter. "Our association has been everything I expected. It is another reason we are so pleased to be affiliated with Tony Renna and for these final three races of the 2002 IRL season. We are honored to be a part of helping Jason and the entire Kelley Family turn their dreams into reality."

"Our partnership with HomeMed Pharmacy and Ron Hunter has been a tremendous asset to Kelley Racing," said Tom Kelley, owner of Kelley Racing. "The friendship and support we have received from Ron and the entire HomeMed staff since Jason's accident has been invaluable.

"We are pleased Ron and HomeMed see the potential of Tony Renna," Kelley concluded. "It is flattering as a team owner when an existing partner sees the value of your racing program and offers to utilize opportunities for further program growth when opportunities become available. We are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Ron and HomeMed Pharmacy."

HomeMed Pharmacy is a full-service, direct delivery pharmacy and provider of prescription and non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications and is a subsidiary of Standard Management located in Indianapolis. They also sell a complete selection of medical and respiratory supplies, ostomy products and nutritional supplements. The primary goal of the company is to educate their customers on how to maximize control of their health care expenses.

For more information regarding the products and services available from HomeMed Pharmacy, go to

Kelley Racing has accumulated seven wins and eight poles in Indy Racing League competition. Formed in 1997, the team is enjoying its sixth IRL season. For more information on the Kelley Racing teams, log on to


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Al Unser Sr. , Tony Renna , Jason Priestley