Window World and John Andretti racing with heavy hearts Window World Inc., John Andretti and the Window World Racing community will be racing in the memory of Window World CEO Todd Whitworth during the 2010 race season. Whitworth passed away unexpectedly on February 5.
Window World's foundation, Window World Cares, is the primary sponsor of John Andretti and the No. 34 Ford team for Front Row Motorsports and Boris Said and the No. 26 Ford team for Latitude 43.
Window World has been heavily involved in motorsports since the beginning of 2009. America's largest window replacement company first partnered with Andretti during the 2009 Daytona 500. The relationship expanded to seven NASCAR Sprint Cup events and the famed Indianapolis 500 when Andretti raced with Richard Petty Motorsports. Window World and Andretti were the only driver/sponsor combination to race in both the Daytona and Indianapolis 500 - two of the largest sporting events in the world.
"This loss is monumental on all levels," said Blair Ingle, President, Window World. "His passion for auto racing, Window World Cares, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Veteran's Airlift Command were immeasurable. We know in our heart that Todd would want to have John (Andretti) and Boris (Said) continue to race this weekend and raise support for Window World Cares and St. Jude. We will all feel pride knowing that the legacy of Todd will be carried through their efforts."
Andretti and the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing team plan to memorialize Whitworth by running a decal on the car during the duration of Speedweeks and wearing black armbands around their uniform sleeves.
"My heart is heavy," said Andretti. "Todd was more than a sponsor partner of mine. He was a true friend and I'm deeply saddened by his sudden loss. Todd and I met a few years ago and he almost immediately became a part of the Andretti family. His family and extended Window World family are all in my prayers, especially his wife Tammy and children Anna Grace, Wyatt and Tucker.
Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing and Andretti will first be on the track in honor of Whitworth during Saturday's qualifying session for the Daytona 500 and the Budweiser Shootout later in the evening.
"Todd was one of the first sponsors to help support Front Row Motorsports," said Bob Jenkins, Owner, Front Row Motorsports with Yates Racing. "We send our thoughts and prayers to the Whitworth family and the entire Window World organization."
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