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Kyle Kirkwood. (Penske Entertainment/Joe Skibinski Photo)

Bommarito Joins Kirkwood As Sponsor At Gateway

It’s “Bommarito to the rescue” for A.J. Foyt Racing at World Wide Technology Raceway on August 20.

The Bommarito Automotive Group, Missouri’s No. 1 automotive group, has signed as the primary sponsor of A.J. Foyt Racing’s No. 14 Chevrolet for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill. 

Rebel Bourbon will be the associate sponsor.

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Kirkwood’s ride for Gateway.

A.J. Foyt, the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, started his race team over 50 years ago. He won three of his seven IndyCar championships and claimed the final two of his Indy 500 victories while driving for his own team. Since his retirement from driving in 1993, his team has continued to win, claiming two more national titles and the 1999 Indy 500 with Kenny Brack. At WWT Raceway, the team has five top-10 finishes, three of which were in the top-five, including a fifth-place last year with Sebastien Bourdais and a third place in 2019 with Tony Kanaan.

The No. 14 Bommarito Chevrolet will be driven by rookie Kyle Kirkwood, the 2021 Indy Lights Champion who won a pole and finished second in both Indy Lights races last year at the 1.25-mile oval track. The 23-year-old Floridian’s meteoric ascent to the NTT IndyCar Series is marked by consecutive championships in the three-tier Road to Indy ladder series.

“We are honored to be a part of bringing the NTT IndyCar Series to the St. Louis region. Thanks to the support of race fans across the country, we’ve demonstrated that when you win on the weekend it generates sales on Monday,” said John Bommarito, President of the Bommarito Automotive Group.  “As an iconic brand here in the St. Louis marketplace and selling vehicles nationwide, the Bommarito Automotive Group could not be prouder to adorn the iconic AJ Foyt Racing No. 14 Chevy, driven by Kyle Kirkwood, for the 6th Annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 right here in our own hometown. Bommarito and A.J. “Super Tex” Foyt, together making history.”

“I’ve been a dedicated race fan for decades and to have the opportunity to partner with A.J. Foyt Racing at the 6th annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 is an honor,” said Chuck Wallis, Vice President, and General Manager of the Bommarito Automotive Group. “To be able to be involved in the motorsports industry at the level Bommarito has dedicated to it is an absolute dream come true.”

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