Oberto and Circle K Join Andretti for Phoenix IndyCar Event


Seattle-based all natural beef jerky company Oberto,
along with Circle K, will take over the paint scheme of Marco Andretti’s No. 27
Honda-powered Indy car for Saturday’s 250-lap Verizon IndyCar Series race at
Phoenix International Raceway. 

“Oberto has been a strong partner for us on the
Global Rallycross front, and we’re excited to welcome them to our IndyCar
program as well as Marco’s primary sponsor for Phoenix,”
said Andretti
Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “We’re looking forward to success for Oberto
and Circle K on two fronts this weekend – with Marco in Phoenix, and Scott
Speed in Memphis.”  


Andretti, 30, enters Phoenix 17th in the driver
points standings as he prepares for his 187th Verizon IndyCar Series career
start. The Pennsylvania native sits just 10 laps away from 1,000 career laps
lead and holds 89 top-10 finishes.  


“As Oberto continues to expand our footprint in
the racing community, we are thrilled that our partnership with Andretti – one
of the greatest names in racing – is growing,”
said Tom Hernquist, CEO of
Oberto Brands. “We are excited to have the Andretti family help us deliver
our message and further educate consumers on the power of our all-natural
Oberto products. Their dedication to the racing industry and the efforts they
put in both on and off the track perfectly exemplifies what we stand for here
at Oberto.”  


“The Circle K partnership with Andretti Autosport
dates to 2011; we’ve been thrilled to be part of some of the team’s biggest
moments, including Ryan Hunter-Reay’s championship in 2012 and numerous race
said Al Wilkinson, Director of Marketing, Circle K Arizona Division.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Marco to our Tolleson store Thursday to
meet fans and cheering him on to victory at Phoenix Raceway Saturday.”  


Fans can meet Marco Andretti from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30
p.m. MST Thursday at Circle K, located at 11450 W. Southern Avenue, Tolleson,
Arizona. Round 4 of Verizon IndyCar Series competition goes green with
Arizona’s setting sun at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday, with live
broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET.  


For more information, visit AndrettiAutosport.com
and Oberto.com, and join Oberto on Facebook at Facebook.com/ObertoBeefJerky.