LONG BEACH, Calif. – CrowdStrike will join Harding Steinbrenner Racing for the fourth race on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule, this weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The cybersecurity technology company is a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection based in Sunnyvale, Calif., and will serve as an associate sponsor of the No. 88 Honda-powered Indy car this weekend at the 1.968-mile temporary street course.
“Everyone at Harding Steinbrenner Racing is excited that CrowdStrike will join us for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach,” said team co-owner George Michael Steinbrenner IV. “They are a strong competitor in the growingly important realm of cyber security, and they share our passion for motor racing.”
“We are very much looking forward to this weekend with such a well-known brand on board for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach,” added team co-owner Mike Harding. “CrowdStrike is a perfect fit for Harding Steinbrenner Racing, and I hope we can bring them to victory lane this weekend.”
The Herta family and CrowdStrike already have a winning history together. Colton Herta and his father, Bryan, teamed with CrowdStrike CEO and co-founder George Kurtz in a TCR class-winning effort for Bryan Herta Autosport in last year’s California 8 Hours round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
“I’ve known Colton for some time and had the opportunity to share the top step of the winners’ podium with him and Bryan after our class win at last year’s California 8 Hours race,” Kurtz said. “He’s young, but Colton is already a world-class driver, as shown by his championships and successes the last two years.
“He obviously has a bright future ahead, and CrowdStrike is pleased to support his race in Long Beach fresh after his victory in Austin.”