INDIANAPOLIS — Ryan Hunter-Reay will return to Andretti Autosport for his 12th NTT IndyCar Series season with the team.
DHL will continue as primary sponsor of the No. 28 Honda, marking the 11th consecutive DHL has partnered with Hunter-Reay and Andretti Autosport.
“We’re really happy to welcome both DHL and Ryan back for the 2021 INDYCAR season,” said team owner Michael Andretti. “Over the past 10 years, DHL has become family to us, and Ryan has recorded some of the team’s greatest accomplishments. I’m looking forward to seeing what 2021 brings.”
Hunter-Reay’s Honda-powered machine will again be painted in DHL’s iconic yellow and red livery as the company joined the team in 2011 and became primary sponsor of Hunter-Reay in 2014.
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Andretti Autosport into 2021, powered by our No. 28 champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay,” said Mike Parra, CEO of DHL Express Americas. “We’ve shared an incredible history with Ryan throughout his entire INDYCAR career, as he has been an amazing DHL brand ambassador. Ryan has helped to further elevate our brand and engage our employees while he continues to excite racing fans.”
Joining DHL on the entry, will be longtime Hunter-Reay supporter AutoNation in their associate partnership role. Hunter-Reay, co-founder of Racing for Cancer, has served as an ambassador for AutoNation and their DRV PNK campaign, working to Drive Out Cancer since 2013.
During his tenure at Andretti Autosport, Hunter-Reay has collected 15 race wins with the team, won the IndyCar championship in 2012 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2014.
“I’m eager to get to work and honored to represent both DHL and Andretti Autosport yet again,” said Hunter-Reay. “DHL has been one of the longest tenured primary sponsors in IndyCar history and that yellow 28 car has become one of the iconic IndyCar liveries; for that I am extremely grateful.
“I want nothing more than to add a second Indy 500 win to our accomplishments and earn the title of IndyCar champion for a second time as well.”
Hunter-Reay becomes the third driver announced to the Andretti Autosport’s IndyCar stable, joining Colton Herta and Alexander Rossi.