Yellow Dragon Motorsports Team to be headed by John and Jarett Andretti
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Window World, Inc.®, America’s largest replacement window and home remodeling company, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 36 car to be driven by the Yellow Dragon Motorsports team in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, a 24-hour race taking place on January 28 and 29. The team is made up of John Andretti, Jarett Andretti, Taylor Hacquard and Anders Krohn. This year’s Rolex 24 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the endurance racing event.
This marks John Andretti’s fourth time at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. He won the event during his rookie appearance in 1989 as one of the drivers of the Miller High Life/BF Goodrich Porsche 962.
“The first time I showed up at the 24-hour Daytona, we won,” said John Andretti. “I thought, ‘That wasn’t hard!’ This will only be my fourth time back but I’ve gained a lot of experience and learned how prestigious the race is.”
Jarett Andretti, son of John Andretti, will also be racing on the same team as his father. This will be Jarett’s first time competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
“It’s an honor to get to drive with Yellow Dragon Motorsports alongside my father and the other two drivers,” said Jarett Andretti. “My dad won his first attempt and I would love to say the same. Doing it with my dad would make it even better.”
This is the first year that Window World, Inc. has sponsored a car in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The company has previously sponsored John Andretti in numerous other races, including the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500.
“We’re very excited to sponsor this Yellow Dragon Motorsports team in this prestigious race,” said Tammy Whitworth, CEO of Window World. “It’s an honor to continue our motorsports presence with John Andretti.”
“The Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500 are three of the most prestigious races in this industry,” said John Andretti. “To say that Window World has sponsored a car in these three races is truly an achievement.”
National television coverage of the race will air on the SPEED channel Saturday, January 28 from 2:30-11 p.m. and Sunday, January 29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Additional coverage for the entire 24-hour race will be streamed online at www.SPEED.com. For guests who will be attending the event, the team will be available to sign autographs at 12:15 p.m. on January 28 as part of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series autograph session.
The No. 36 car is a Mazda RX-8 and was created by MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development. Tickets to the event are available to the public and range from $10 to $55. To purchase tickets, see the complete event schedule and obtain more information about the race, visit www.DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com.
About Window World, Inc. ®:
Window World, Inc.®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America’s largest replacement window company with stores and offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Founded in 1995 and led by CEO Tammy Whitworth, the company consistently delivers value to homeowners by combining quality windows, siding and doors with excellent service at low prices. An ENERGY STAR® retail partner, Window World sells and installs more than one million high-quality residential replacement windows annually and has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval four years in a row. Through a brand and design partnership with Kathy Ireland, the company offers an assortment of windows, siding and door collections exclusively by kathy ireland Home® by Window World. Additionally, through its charitable foundation Window World Cares, the Window World family provides funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and supports commendable community causes such as the Veterans Airlift Command. In 2010, Window World Cares was named New Corporate Partner of the Year by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800-NEXT-WINDOW.
About Window World Racing:
Window World, Inc.® and Andretti Autosport began their racing relationship in 2009. That year, Window World sponsored John Andretti, driver of the No. 43 Window World car, in seven NASCAR Sprint Cup races and the Indianapolis 500. Beginning in 2010, Window World sponsored the driver in both the Daytona 500 and Indy 500 races. Also in 2010, Richard Petty, along with the team at Petty Motorsports, teamed up with Window World for the first time to sponsor Andretti and the #43 in the Indianapolis 500 and again in 2011 for the Indy 500 Centennial race. They have continued this relationship to the present day. To learn more about Window World Racing, visit www.WindowWorld.com.