Wilson lands Indy 500 trip with Andretti Autosport
The Indianapolis 500 has its thirty fifth confirmed entry with the signing of Stefan Wilson to pilot Andretti Autosport’s sixth automobile. The Briton, whose final of two Indy 500 begins got here with Andretti in 2018, will pilot the No. 25 LOHLA SPORT Honda.
“We’re excited to not solely welcome Stefan again to the staff, but additionally to have a brand new associate in LOHLA SPORT come on board to expertise their first Indy 500,” mentioned staff proprietor Michael Andretti. “Now we have an incredible historical past with the Wilson household and we’re hopeful we are able to construct on successes we’ve had previously this Might.”
Having skilled operating P1 late in his final 500, the 31-year-old has unfinished enterprise at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“After main laps with Andretti Autosport on the Indianapolis 500 in 2018, I’m hungry to return and end the job,” Wilson mentioned. “I’ve labored tirelessly to make this return occur and I’m so grateful that LOHLA SPORT has believed in me to characterize them. It’s a dream come true to rejoin Andretti and likewise associate with Honda as soon as extra within the Biggest Spectacle in Racing. The icing on the cake is we get to do that with a brand-new firm in LOHLA SPORT, a premium girls’s attire model already charming the golf way of life scene.”
Cusick Motorsports is one other entity that may launched to the NTT IndyCar Sequence by Wilson’s program.
“This program additionally represents the delivery of Cusick Motorsports, and I’m hopeful the 2021 Indianapolis 500 can be a springboard to many thrilling alternatives for the Cusick Motorsports model sooner or later,” he mentioned. “Lastly, I’m grateful to have Expedia Group’s VIP Entry be a part of the hassle, together with Menlo Ventures, VSRS and Liberty Group.”
Wilson hopes the Indy 500 goes properly sufficient to construct in direction of the long run with the brand new relationships.
“As a lifelong IndyCar fan I’ve at all times needed to attend the Indianapolis 500 reside, however by no means discovered my manner there till now,” mentioned Don Cusick. “Fortunately the celebs aligned this 12 months, assembly Stefan Wilson and creating this wonderful partnership. From casually asking Stefan if he had any contacts for nice seats at Indy and half-jokingly telling him the most effective seat would have him driving in it.
“Because it seems I’m getting the second-best seat in the home because the sponsor of the quantity 25 Andretti Autosport Indy automobile pushed by Stefan. LOHLA SPORT is an organization I’m invested in, owned by our household good friend Lisa O’Hurley. I couldn’t be extra excited for the month of Might and this chance to sponsor Stefan Wilson, one of many actually nice folks in motorsports.”
Wilson’s use of the No. 25 continues as a tribute to his late brother Justin, who drove for Andretti in 2015 with the identical quantity. Stefan used the No. 25 on his Indy debut in 2016 with KVSH Racing and once more in 2018 with Andretti.