DeFrancesco, an Indy Lights graduate, will probably be backed by hydrogen manufacturing and shelling out fueling infrastructure innovators, PowerTap Hydrogren – supporters of DeFrancesco and Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport over the previous years on the “Street to Indy” ladder.
Capstone Inexperienced Vitality supplier of custom-made microgrid options and on-site power expertise programs, as seen on the AA entries of Colton Herta and James Hinchcliffe within the final three seasons, will return and, as earlier than, sometimes be main sponsor.
Atmofizer Applied sciences will use its involvement in IndyCar to advertise its mission of creating air and water safer for individuals and the atmosphere.
“Ever for the reason that announcement of me graduating to IndyCar final November, this has been one of many days I’ve actually been trying ahead to,” DeFrancesco stated. “To see the automotive for actual and have my identify on it’s a incredible feeling.
“I’m extremely grateful for the continued help of PowerTap Hydrogen, who has been with me on the Street to Indy, and to Capstone, who has additionally proven religion in me to proceed on the #29 automotive this yr. Now, with Atmofizer becoming a member of us as properly, now we have three nice main companions who’re leaders in environmental expertise.”
Affiliate sponsors will included Fernando Alonso’s Kimoa style, clothes, and equipment model, Apple’s largest premium retail accomplice, Merely Mac, Seattle, WA-based Jones Soda Co and NEFT Vodka.
Devlin DeFrancesco, Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport
Photograph by: Andretti Autosport
AA chairman and CEO Michael Andretti stated: “The companions showcased on the #29 automotive symbolize a mix of each acquainted and new faces to the game and symbolize the continued progress of the Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport program. We’re trying ahead to seeing what the season brings.”
Co-entrant George Steinbrenner IV added: “We’ve been very lucky over the previous few years to have many nice companions which might be nonetheless with us now like Capstone and PowerTap. With these partnerships we’ve been capable of forge new ones within the inexperienced power house with manufacturers like Damon and Home of Lithium. We’ve additionally been fortunate to construct new partnerships with corporations in different industries similar to Wesana, Fyllo, Kimoa, NEFT, and Atmofizer which might be thrilling companions for us.”’
DeFrancesco will probably be a part of a four-car Andretti Autosport line-up, he and sequence sophomore Romain Grosjean becoming a member of incumbents Alexander Rossi and Colton Herta.