Juncos Racing partners with River Plate for Indy 500

Juncos Racing partners with River Plate for Indy 500
May 23, 2019, 8:33 PM

Club Atletico River Plate, an Argentinean sports club based near Buenos Aires with a famous soccer team, is to sponsor Juncos Racing in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.

“This is an incredible honor to be partnered with an organization with so much history and success from my home country of Argentina,” said Ricardo Juncos. “The fact that we are able to have the biggest soccer organization come together with the biggest motor racing event is unbelievable. This is an historic event from the point of view from Argentina as we are combining motor racing and soccer at the Indy 500.

“As a life long fan of River Plate this is such a pleasure and a dream come true to have them on our #32 NTT IndyCar Series entry.”

The Argentine soccer team is the reigning champion of the South American international club competition Copa Libertadores, and has won 36 league titles in its home country.

River Plate president, Rodolfo D’Onofrio said: “In Argentina there are millions of motorsports fans. The Indianapolis 500 is known to all of them, it is one of the most spectacular and important events in the motorsports world. Millions of fans are also passionate about soccer, and of course fans of River Plate, the biggest soccer club in our country. 

“Today, we see with great pride for the first time in the history of our club and in the history of the NTT IndyCar Series, the River Plate shield on one of the cars that will be running the amazing race next Sunday. 

“This past week, the car has symbolized effort, tenacity, and talent of a group of people whom make up the Juncos Racing team to achieve a dream. And they have achieved that dream. The story of River Plate has been similar over the past 118 years. 

“That is why River Plate Athletic Club is honored to participate in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 supporting Ricardo Juncos and his entire team. Through this, we are uniting the two sports that the Argentines are most passionate about: motorsports and soccer. Let’s go number 32!”

The partnership between River Plate and Juncos Racing will not only be visible on the No. 32 entry during the biggest day in motorsports at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend but will extend off track as team owner Ricardo Juncos has expanded his involvement to open River Plate Indiana.

“For the first time ever Club Atletico River Plate is expanding their clubs and clinics to the state of Indiana,” said Juncos. “The Indy 500 is the perfect way to promote the club and to let everyone know that these camps are starting up in Indiana this summer. We are hosting the first camp here in Indianapolis at Grand Park this July.”

River Plate camp will be held July 8th-12th, 2019 at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana. Guillermo Rivarola, a former River Plate player who has won many championships and brings many years of experience will be instructing the camp.

The camp will host ages eight through 17. Registration is currently open and can be found at riverplateindiana.com.

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Series IndyCar
Event Indy 500
Drivers Kyle Kaiser
Teams Juncos Racing
Author David Malsher