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Don’t Miss Out: Week of August 19

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Want in on the action? This is the place to find where you can see the Andretti Autosport drivers in action OFF the track. Be sure to show us your photos by sending them to our Twitter – @FollowAndretti or Facebook. (All times are in PACIFIC Time Zone)

 

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Marco Andretti at Food 4 Less
5184 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, 94589
@ 3 – 5 p.m.

 

E.J. Viso at Neiman Marcus
1000 S. Main St, Walnut Creek, 94596
@ 6 – 8 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

Ryan Hunter-Reay, E.J. Viso,
Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe
The Michael Andretti Foundation's
Grand Prix Salute

Andretti Winery, 4162 Big Ranch Rd, Napa
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
@ 6 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Ryan Hunter-Reay, E.J. Viso,
Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe
IZOD IndyCar Series Autographs
INDYCAR Fan Village
@ 9 – 10 a.m.

 

Ryan Hunter-Reay
Verizon Pole appearance
INDYCAR Fan Village
@ 12:45 p.m.

 

 

 

Racing Legend Mario Andretti to be Honored Guest at Grand Prix Salute

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

07.22.11 – The Michael Andretti Foundation announced today that racing legend Mario Andretti will be an honored guest at the Grand Prix Salute, scheduled for August 26 at the Andretti Winery in Napa, California. (more…)

Racing Legend Mario Andretti to be Honored Guest at Dallas Racing Round Up Gala

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Event Now Featuring Rare Opportunity to Meet All Three Generations of Legendary Andretti Family Together

05.09.11 — The Michael Andretti Foundation, in conjunction with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, announced today that racing legend Mario Andretti will be an honored guest at the Racing Round Up Gala, scheduled for June 9 in at Gilley’s Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

With Michael and Marco Andretti already scheduled to attend, this will bring three generations of the renowned racing family together for the June event. Also schedule to attend are IZOD IndyCar drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay, Mike Conway and Danica Patrick.

Often referred to as the greatest race car driver of all time, Mario won just about everything in his legendary career, including the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the Formula One World Championship and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He won the Indy car National Championship four times and was a three-time winner at Sebring. He won races in sports cars, sprint cars and stock cars – on ovals, road courses, drag strips, on dirt and on pavement. He won at virtually every level of racing since he arrived in America from his native Italy at age 15.

Mario took the checkered flag 111 times during his career – a career that stretched five decades. And he was competitive for all of those years: He was named Driver of the Year in three different decades (the 60s, 70s, 80s), Driver of the Quarter Century (in the 90s) and Driver of the Century in January, 2000.

Today Mario is a successful businessman off the track and serves as spokesman, associate and friend to top executives around the world. Among his prestigious honors since retiring from racing, he was awarded the title of Commendatore from the Republic of Italy in 2006 and in 2008 the Library of Congress added him to its “Living Legends” List.

The standard charitable donation for this limited event is $250 per person, or $350 per person for VIP access. For more details on the event and ticket sales, please visit www.MichaelAndrettiFoundation.com.

One-time donations to benefit the Museum of Nature & Science can also be mailed to The Michael Andretti Foundation at 7615 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto Named Honorary Chairman of The Michael Andretti Foundation’s Racing Round Up Gala

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

05.04.11 — The Michael Andretti Foundation, in conjunction with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, announced today that 7-Eleven, Inc. President and CEO Joe DePinto will serve as the honorary chairman of the Racing Round Up Gala, scheduled for June 9 in at Gilley’s Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

Under DePinto’s leadership, 7-Eleven continues to stand as the premier company in convenience retailing. Globally, there are approximately 40,900 stores worldwide of which more than 8,400 stores are in North America. 7-Eleven is a longtime sponsor of Andretti’s IndyCar team, Andretti Autosport and most-notably served as primary sponsor for the team’s 2004 IZOD IndyCar Series championship-winning team.

Before his appointment as chief executive of 7-Eleven in 2005, DePinto was president of GameStop Corporation. He also has held executive positions at PepsiCo, Inc. and Thornton Oil Corporation.

DePinto is a board-director of 7-Eleven, Inc., OfficeMax (NYSE: OMX), Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), The Dallas Chamber of Commerce, SMU’s Cox School of Business and The National Italian American Foundation. He is a member of the Advisory Councils for Outlook Leadership, The Pro Players Foundation, the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and is a Network of Executive Women Champion. He also is an active member of the Business Executives for National Security.

A native of Chicago, Ill., DePinto earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He and his wife, Ingrid, and their four sons reside in Southlake, Texas.

The Racing Round Up Gala will benefit the Children’s Museum in the new Perot Museum of Nature & Science with a portion of proceeds going to Speedway Children’s Charities at Texas Motor Speedway. Event-goers will have the opportunity to meet the IZOD IndyCar drivers of Andretti Autosport, including Marco Andretti, Mike Conway, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Danica Patrick.

The standard charitable donation for this limited event is $250 per person, or $350 per person for VIP access. For more details on the event and ticket sales, please visit www.MichaelAndrettiFoundation.com.

One-time donations to benefit the Museum of Nature & Science can also be mailed to The Michael Andretti Foundation at 7615 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

MAF to Benefit Dallas Charities w/ June Event

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

03.29.11 – The Michael Andretti Foundation, in conjunction with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, announces today that it will be hosting an event in Dallas to benefit the Children’s Museum in the new Perot Museum of Nature & Science with a portion of proceeds going to Speedway Children’s Charities at Texas Motor Speedway. The event will be held Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Gilley’s Dallas. (more…)