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JAMES HINCHCLIFFE GOES PINK FOR THE CAUSE

Hinchcliffe and Firestone Join GoDaddy in Raising Awareness

for National Breast Cancer Foundation

 

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INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 2, 2013) – IZOD IndyCar Series race winner James Hinchcliffe and sponsor GoDaddy will trade the iconic “GoDaddy green” for a good cause at this weekend’s Grand Prix of Houston. The Chevy-powered No. 27 driven by the Canadian racer will, in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, take to the track on Friday with a pink paint scheme specially designed for the GoDaddy machine.

 

“Well, I’ve been told real men wear pink, so I am all for it,” said fan favorite Hinchcliffe. “But seriously, it’s a great opportunity to support a fantastic cause and I’m really happy that GoDaddy has let us be a part of their campaign. They have been tremendous supporters of Breast Cancer Research in the past; it’s great to see them continue that and to help out in our little way. It is never hard to spot the GoDaddy green car on track, but don’t worry, the GoDaddy PINK car will be just as easy to see!”

 

Hinchcliffe’s sponsor, GoDaddy, the world’s top platform for small businesses, and the Public Interest Registry, which manages .ORG domain names, are donating $50,000 directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

GoDaddy knows that every penny counts to in the fight against breast cancer. By adding the National Breast Cancer Foundation to GoDaddy’s Round up for Charity program, during checkout, customers can round up their order to the nearest dollar and donate the difference.

 

This is the first year GoDaddy has run a pink car in the IndyCar Series. GoDaddy’s NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will also be driving a pink GoDaddy Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup Series in support of breast cancer awareness month.

 

In addition to the pink paint, the No. 27 will go one step – or wheel – further by displaying the support of Firestone Racing through pink side-walled racing tires. Hinchcliffe’s teammates Marco Andretti, E.J. Viso and reigning series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will also sport the Firestone pink side-walls.

 

“Firestone Racing is proud to support Andretti Autosport and GoDaddy’s special pink paint scheme to raise funds and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation,” said Lisa Boggs, Director of Bridgestone Americas Motorsports. “Andretti Autosport’s primary Firestone Firehawks for the Houston doubleheader will be pink to complement the livery and reinforce our collective commitment to this important cause.”

 

Fans can show their support by picking up officially licensed GoDaddy pink merchandise available exclusively through LIDS both at the track in Houston and online at http://www.lids.com/IndyCar/James-Hinchcliffe. To help show his dedication to the cause, Hinchcliffe will be donating his share of royalties from each item of pink merchandise sold.