ORTHOINDY JOINS ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT FOR 2020 AND BEYOND
Andretti Autosport announced today that OrthoIndy will serve as the team’s official orthopedic provider and ride on the 26-car piloted by Zach Veach. The orthopedic hospital will run with Andretti Autosport for the GMR Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Harvest Grand Prix in 2020, as well as at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Indianapolis 500 in 2021.
“OrthoIndy is excited to partner with Andretti Autosport as their official orthopedic provider and sponsor of the No. 26 car with Zach Veach,” said Timothy Dicke, MD, President and CEO of OrthoIndy. “Over 50 years ago, OrthoIndy started as a small orthopedic group and has expanded to a full-service musculoskeletal provider and specialty hospital. Our physicians have been actively involved in the racing community, and we are excited to partner with such a prestigious team, who is passionate about giving back to the Indianapolis community we serve.”
The nationally ranked and awarded hospital has been in the Indianapolis community for over 50 years. OrthoIndy was Indiana’s first specialty hospital and has grown to multiple locations and provides both in and outpatient services. The hospital’s core values include patient safety, satisfaction and outcome which has led to it ranking in the 95th percentile of performance for patient satisfaction with over 80 physicians at its Indianapolis area locations.
“We’re really pleased to welcome OrthoIndy to the Andretti INDYCAR family,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “For years, the racing community has trusted our orthopedic needs to OrthoIndy’s leading-edge technology and innovation. We’re really proud to have them riding with us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
The black and yellow No. 26 Gainbridge Honda will see the track Friday for practice and qualifying sessions at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The field of racers will qualify Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET and will start their engines Sunday at 12 p.m. for a race at the Brickyard’s road course. Coverage for qualifying can be seen on NBC Sports Network and the GMR Grand Prix will be available on NBC. Indianapolis Motor Speedway will also host the Indianapolis 500 on August 23 and Harvest Grand Prix on October 3.