KULR Technology Group will serve as the primary sponsor for the No. 98 entry driven by Marco Andretti at the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
The move expands a partnership that originally began when KULR joined Andretti Technologies and also the Andretti United Extreme E squad in 2021. According to a press release, the goal of the partnership with Andretti Technologies “focuses on transferring aerospace knowledge onto the racetrack. KULR’s expertise with lightweight, high-performance thermal management solutions through space exploration provides the opportunity to implement new cooling technology, battery cell architecture and testing methodologies within the high performance and high-power applications across the motorsport landscapes”.
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“We’ve worked with KULR through Andretti Technologies for over a year now, including last year’s Indy 500 with Marco, and we are thrilled to now welcome them as a primary sponsor to our IndyCar program,” said Andretti Autosport Chairman and CEO Michael Andretti. “The development potential of KULR’s technology is exciting given their expertise in high-performance thermal management solutions and understanding of battery safety. We look forward to this special event in May as Marco celebrates 250 career IndyCar starts.”
This year will also mark Marco Andretti’s 17th appearance in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, where he has eight top-10s and four podiums, including a runner-up result as a rookie in 2006. Additionally, he sat on pole for the 2020 edition of the Indy 500.
“We are humbled and honored to have the legendary Andretti Autosport racing team represent the KULR brand in the upcoming Indianapolis 500,” said KULR President and COO Keith Cochran. “As the primary sponsor for the No. 98 car driven by Marco Andretti, we are extending our partnership with Andretti Autosport and further demonstrating the breadth of applications for KULR’s technologies.”
Open testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway begins on April 20, ahead of the official Indy 500 opening day on May 17. The 106th Running of the Indy 500 will take place on May 29 with live coverage on NBC.