Indianapolis, IN (Saturday, May 11, 2013) - KV Racing Technology announced today that GEICO will be an associate sponsor on the No. 11 HYDROXYCUT - KV Racing - SH Racing car for the 2013 Indianapolis 500. This will be the sixth consecutive year that GEICO has sponsored a KV Racing Technology car at the Indy 500.
"KVRT and GEICO have worked closely together over the past six years and we're excited to have them back again this year. This gives us the opportunity to maintain a relationship that is extremely important to us as a team," said KVRT Co-Owner Jimmy Vasser.
The No. 11 car is driven by Brazilian veteran Tony Kanaan who will be making his 201st consecutive start and his 12th Indy 500 start. Kanaan's best finish at the Indy 500 was second place in 2004. He brought the GEICO car home to a third place finish in last year's race and a fourth place finish in the 2011 Indy 500.
Practice at the Indianapolis 500 starts today for the No. 11 HYDROXYCUT - KV Racing - SH Racing entry and will continue through Friday before qualification begins on Pole Day, Saturday, May 18th.
Pole day qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 will air on NBC Sports Network Saturday, May 18th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET and again from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET, with Bump Day coverage also airing on NBC Sports Network May 19th beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET.
About KV Racing Technology
KV Racing Technology was founded in January 2003 and joined the IndyCar Series in 2008. The Indianapolis based team is owned by successful venture capitalist Kevin Kalkhoven and 1996 CART IndyCar World Series Champion Jimmy Vasser and Indian industrialist Imran Safiulla. For more information about KV Racing Technology visit: www.kvracingtechnology.com or follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kvracing and Facebook: www.facebook.com/kvracingtechnology
About SH Racing
Founded in 2010, SH is led by Principal James "Sulli" Sullivan. In its Third year, SH expands with a full season alliance with KV Racing Technology in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
About GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company):
The name goes back to GEICO's first customers in 1936 who were government employees and military personnel. Founder Leo Goodwin went into business determined that he could deliver automobile insurance at reduced prices by selecting prime customer groups and marketing directly to them. Goodwin succeeded in driving down operating costs and passed on the savings to policyholders up front as discounts. GEICO continues to find ways to manage its business costs in order to offer savings to customers today.
CUSTOMER BASE - Over 11 million auto policyholders and growing.
SIZE AND SCOPE -GEICO is the 3rd largest private-passenger auto insurer in the United States. The ranking is established each year by A.M. Best based on direct written premiums.
SERVING THE MILITARY - GEICO has taken a special interest in serving the U.S. military since the company's founding in 1936. GEICO provides discount programs and service options that can best serve U.S. troops at home and overseas during wartime as well as peacetime.
PRODUCTS - In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers coverage for their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and mobile homes. The GEICO Insurance Agency can also help you with coverage for your boat, home, apartment, and condo.
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