The No. 27 Mazda of Nico Jamin will have a different look when it takes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week for the INDYCAR Grand Prix. Cincinnati-based national lubricants and fuel distributor, RelaDyne, will add its blue and red colors of its automotive brand, DuraMAX, to the Frenchman’s car for both the Grand Prix and Freedom 100 later this month.
DuraMAX, Powered by RelaDyne, is one of the fastest growing new automotive brands in the United States. In addition to DuraMAX automotive products, RelaDyne provides commercial and industrial lubricants and equipment reliability services to more than 13,000 clients based on a foundation of partnerships as a true, trusted advisor. With qualities and products that align with Andretti Autosport and the team’s success on track, this partnership introduces a high-quality brand into a high-performance motor sport.
“We are pleased to partner with such a reputable brand for this year’s events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Andretti Autosport President, JF Thormann. “Nico, along with our whole Indy Lights program have already shown a great amount of success this season and we are determined to carry that success on through the month of May. We welcome DuraMAX into Indy car racing and are proud to help them build from a regional brand to national recognition.”
“RelaDyne’s partnership with Andretti is a natural evolution of our DuraMAX brand,”said Larry Stoddard, RelaDyne President and CEO. “Andretti Autosport stands for integrity, trust, and performance. These core values align perfectly with the marketing pillars of our DuraMAX brand. On behalf of all RelaDyne Associates, we are excited to see the No. 27 DuraMAX Powered by RelaDyne car at the speedway.”
“Our DuraMAX brand is one of the fastest growing installed engine lubricants in the United States,” said Dan Oehler, RelaDyne Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Showcasing our brand at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Andretti Autosport is a strong step for DuraMAX. In addition, our investment into our DuraMAX product portfolio in both technology and imaging will also be highlighted in use by the race team.”
Jamin, a 21-year-old rookie, won his first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race at Barber Motorsports Park in Race 1 and earned a third-place finish in Race 2. Jamin seeks to win the Andretti Autosport Indy Lights team its fourth-consecutive victory in the DuraMAX Powered by RelaDyne car.
In addition to claiming victory at the 2016 Freedom 100, Andretti Autosport holds 34 Indy Lights race wins and two championship titles (’08/Raphael Matos, ‘09/JR Hildebrand). The Indianapolis-based team consists of four full-time entries, Jamin, Colton Herta (No. 98 Deltro Energy Mazda), Dalton Kellett (No. 28 K-Line Insulators USA Mazda) and Ryan Norman (No. 48 Flip Side Mazda).
The race weekend will consist of a double-header, with Race 1 being held Friday, May 12, and Race 2 Saturday, May 13. The Freedom 100 will go green at 12:30 p.m. ET Friday, May 26. Tickets for these events can be purchased at IMS.com.
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