Isn't it ironic?

Posted by Iannucci | 8/30/2008 | 3 comments »
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Following the recent news pegging Tony Kanaan with AGR for five more years of sunshine and happiness (ahem) comes word that the primary sponsor for Kanaan's ride will remain as well.

Andretti Green Racing (AGR) announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc. to extend the company's long-running sponsorship program of the #11 entry driven by 2004 IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan.

7-Eleven, Inc., the world's largest operator, franchisor and licensor of convenience stores with more than 34,600 units worldwide, has been affiliated with Andretti Green and Kanaan since the team began competing at the beginning of the 2003 IndyCar Series season.

7-Eleven will also continue to have a branding presence on AGR's three other IndyCar Series cars, which are driven by Marco Andretti, Hideki Mutoh and Danica Patrick.

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Oddly enough, this comes on a weekend in which the #11 looks like this.

Thanks to the braintrust at TSO for providing the alert, the photo, and the Fantasy league in which your humble host is getting completely waxed.


  1. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // August 30, 2008 9:00 PM  

    Frank's is one of those "auxiliary" sponsors that comes with 7-11. If that makes sense. But you’re right – the timing is kind of funny.

  2. Bash // August 31, 2008 7:39 AM  

    With Canada a mere lugnut's throw across the river from Belle Isle, it's a good time to fly the colors of your Canadian energy drink sponsor, yes. Guess 7-11 is way cool with it - y'know, one big happy family, just like AGR... :)

  3. Grizzlor // September 01, 2008 9:59 AM  

    7-11 itself is a sponsor with strong ties to Honda, as I have been told on forums that Honda has 7-11's inside their plants in the US.