For James Hinchcliffe
the 2020 Month of May marks a bit of a homecoming as the Canadian driver
returns to Andretti Autosport, the team with which he celebrated his first
INDYCAR® SERIES victory in 2013. Hinchcliffe will strap into the No.
29 Honda, carrying Genesys® colors as he enters the
GMR Grand Prix, his eighth Indy 500 effort and the Texas 600 in June.

The 2016 Indy 500 pole
sitter, Hinchcliffe, holds a total of 139 INDYCAR race starts, collecting six
wins since his 2011 series debut, and counts seven Indy 500 race starts under
his belt. Together, through the 2012-2014 seasons, Hinchcliffe and Andretti recorded
three INDYCAR victories, 15 top-five finishes and nine front-row starts,
including sitting twice on the famed front of the Indy 500.

The fan favorite driver announced on Jan. 16 that Genesys, a
leading provider of cloud customer experience and contact center technologies, will
serve as his primary sponsor at two of INDYCAR’s marquee events. The No. 29
Honda will take on the orange, white and charcoal of Genesys, a company with a
major employee presence in Indianapolis and nearly 60 offices worldwide. Genesys
technology helps organizations around the globe connect more than 70 billion
customer moments each year across voice, text, messaging apps, web chat and
social media.

Hinchcliffe joins five
teammates for the Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport’s full-time NTT INDYCAR
SERIES stable of Alexander Rossi (No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AutoNation Honda, 2016
Indianapolis 500 champion), Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 28 DHL Honda, 2014 Indianapolis
500 champion), Colton Herta (No. 88 Honda, Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport),
Marco Andretti (No.
98 U.S. Concrete /
Curb Honda, Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco Andretti and Curb-Agajanian)
and Zach Veach (No.
26 Gainbridge Honda).

The 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge kicks
off with practice days beginning Tuesday, May 12, leading to Crown Royal Armed
Forces Qualifying May 16-17. The main event goes green at 12:45 p.m. ET Sunday,
May 24, with live broadcast
on NBC.



“We’re really pleased to be able to
welcome James back into the Andretti team. He has, for sure, been knocked down
a few times by this sport and to be able to help him meet the challenge is
really special. We had a lot of fun, and some great successes with James when
he was part of the team before, and we’re really looking forward to picking up
where we left off.

“I’d also like to welcome Genesys to
the Andretti family for their first experience in INDCYAR racing. We now have
three, major Indiana-based companies in our portfolio, along with several other
brands that call Indianapolis home. It’s special to see these companies
supporting Indiana’s home sport of INDYCAR racing, and we’re proud to carry
them each with us. We are looking forward to working with James and the Genesys
team to deliver both on and off-track success.”


it’s so nice being able to announce some more good news. It’s no secret that
the 2020 season isn’t going to be exactly what we were expecting, but being
able to start the new year with the announcement that Genesys was stepping in to
save our season and partner with us was awesome, and now adding the next big
piece in my reunion with Andretti Autosport just really makes it feel like the
momentum is going our way. I can’t wait to work with this group again and to
get back behind the wheel of an IndyCar!”


“We saw tremendous potential in James
from the beginning – and now, with the power of Andretti Autosport behind him, it’s
going to be an incredible ride. Our successes at Genesys are possible because
of our team’s skills and the innovative technology that’s behind the many
positive experiences consumers have with businesses. Success on the track
requires the same winning combination.

Andretti Autosport’s storied history and James’ talent behind the wheel, we
couldn’t ask for a better way to kick off our inaugural presence in INDYCAR.”


About Genesys

Every year, Genesys® delivers more
than 70 billion remarkable customer experiences for organizations in over 100
countries. Through the power of the cloud and AI, our technology connects every
customer moment across marketing, sales and service on any channel, while also
improving employee experiences. Genesys pioneered Experiences as a Service℠ so organizations of any size can provide
true personalization at scale, interact with empathy, and foster customer trust
and loyalty. This is enabled by Genesys Cloud™, an all-in-one
solution and the world’s leading public cloud contact center platform, designed
for rapid innovation, scalability and flexibility.