Monday, December 13, 2010

Ryan Hunter-Reay to sponsored by Go Daddy?

Ryan Hunter-Reay to be sponsored by Go Daddy?

One of the top Americans in the IZOD IndyCar Series is Ryan Hunter-Reay(RHR). RHR captured a victory at Long Beach last season driving in his first full season at Andretti Autosport, prior to Andretti Autosport, RHR had bounced around from Rahal-Letterman, to Vision, and A.J. Foyt Racing. Andretti Autosport signed him in the offseason of 2009 and he made immediate results with his experience and road racing skills. Fast forward to the end of 2010, IZOD leaves as the primary sponsorship of his ride and Tony Kanaan is left out in the cold at Andretti Autosport after 7-11 leaves as the primary sponsorship. Andretti Autosport, almost on the same day announces that Kanaan is free to look around for another ride and that they have resigned RHR for a two year extension, yet they haven’t announced sponsorship for RHR. Just recently Andretti Autosport released a off-season statement saying that they had intentions for four full time cars and a fifth for the Indy 500.

The recent timeline of events in the past few days has IndyCar Garage connecting the dots:

Friday at 6:46 A.M. RHR Tweets:
RyanHunterReay - On the plane westbound headed to new sponsor photo shoot and appearances, should be a fun weekend. Hope you all have a great Friday!

So we learn RHR was headed to the Go Daddy Christmas party in Scottsdale Arizona, Today we read a press release from the party, highlights are below:

Employees were also treated to some star gazing – Go Daddy Girls Danica Patrick, Jillian Michaels, Vanessa Rousso and Candice Michelle attended. Auto racing icon Michael Andretti and IndyCar star Ryan Hunter-Reay were also among the celebrities enjoying the festivities. Other special guests included “America’s Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio and award-winning advertising critic Barbara Lippert.

The world’s largest Web hosting provider and domain name registrar provider recorded a 25 percent increase in sales this year, expanded with more than 400 hires, opened a data center in Singapore and now serves more than 8.6MM customers. Go Daddy is now larger than its eight closest competitors … combined!

At a time when other companies are cutting back, Go Daddy is increasing its charitable giving. The Internet powerhouse has donated more than $3.4MM in 2010, breaking last year’s record of $2.5MM.

More RHR Tweets:
December 12th 11:42 A.M. - Attended a killer Christmas party last night, like no other. Excited to work with such a great group of people. Now, headed to sunny FL

December 12th 6:30 p.m. @JacknDiet we'll have an announcement soon! You didn't miss anything, I just can't give many details.

To forecast future, RHR will be sponsored by next year and the car will be black and green, almost opposite color scheme of Danica Patrick’s.

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