GESS, CAPSTONE TO SPONSOR ROSSI AT TEXAS AND POCONO
Andretti Autosport announced today that GESS International and Capstone Turbine Corporation will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 27 racing machine at this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway and again in August at the “Tricky Triangle” of Pocono Raceway. The partnership builds off the associate sponsorship across all four Andretti Autosport entries.
The relationship between the championship-winning team and the green energy services company began during the Month of May, where the GESS International logo appeared on each of Andretti Autosport’s four Indy cars for the INDYCAR Grand Prix and it's five-car line up 103rd edition of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. GESS International offers solutions in the field of “green” energy and energy efficiency while specializing in the production of renewable natural gas (RNG).
“GESS International is excited to expand its partnership with Capstone Turbine Corporation and Andretti Autosport with Alexander Rossi, the driver of the No. 27 Indy car,” said Shaun Lee, President of GESS International. “As leaders in the renewable natural gas (RNG) industry, GESS looks to promote the use of RNG Biogas. GESS continues to raise awareness of carbon negative emissions and green energy.”
Capstone Turbine Corporation, a strategic partner of GESS International, is committed to improving the efficiencies of energy needs around the world, while simultaneously reducing the global emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. Capstone’s systems help end users improve their impact on the environment, while still meeting power and reliability needs. To date, Capstone has shipped over 9,000 units to 73 countries and last year alone saved customers an estimated $253 million in annual energy costs and 350,000 tons of carbon.
“We are very excited about this partnership opportunity with Andretti Autosport in support of Alexander Rossi as Capstone Turbine looks to further the brand awareness of its high-efficiency, low-emission energy solutions,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone. “Despite saving customers millions of dollars annually and helping save the planet by reducing tons of carbon, it’s still surprising how many people are still not aware of Capstone’s innovative, clean and green microturbine products. I’m confident that our sponsorship with the world-renowned Andretti Autosport will help us raise awareness of our new disruptive energy technology.”
“We are thrilled to grow our partnership with GESS International and welcome Capstone to Andretti,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “Our partnership was first highlighted with Alexander Rossi when he drove to a second-place finish in Indy. We’re happy to welcome GESS back in a larger capacity and look forward to continue growing our on-track success.”
The green and white No. 27 GESS / Capstone Honda will see the track Thursday for an evening practice session at Texas Motor Speedway. The field of racers will qualify Friday at 6:45 p.m. ET and will start their engines Saturday at 8:40 p.m. for a race under the lights on the 1.5-mile oval. Coverage for both qualifying and the DXC Technology 600 will be available on NBC Sports Network.
Pocono Raceway will host the ABC Supply 500 on August 18.