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Gregory & Appel to honor Firestone Indy Lights' top winner
Gregory & Appel Insurance announced today that it is continuing the tradition of presenting the "Securing Tomorrow" Award for the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights season. The award is in its sixth year.

The "Securing Tomorrow" award is a $5,000 cash prize given to the Firestone Indy Lights driver who wins the most races during the season. The past winners include Alex Lloyd (2007), Dillon Battistini (2008), JR Hildebrand (2009) and J.K. Vernay (2010).

"We are very pleased to continue to give back to the series", said Darren Hickey, Vice President and Motorsports Practice Leader at Gregory & Appel. "The Firestone Indy Lights series is a vital part of the Mazda Road to Indy. We look forward to presenting our award to a driver who will be racing in INDYCAR in the near future."

Based in Indianapolis, Gregory & Appel has a nationally-recognized Motorsports insurance practice that represents drivers, teams, promoters and other companies with direct motorsports involvement. Gregory & Appel provides an unmatched service platform and industry expertise to its motorsports sector clients.

Firestone Indy Lights serves as an essential step for drivers who aim to race in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500. It is part of the Indy Racing League's Road to Indy developmental ladder system and will run 13 races in conjunction with the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2010.

"The pairing of Gregory & Appel Insurance with Firestone Indy Lights has been such a good fit for the last five years," said Roger Bailey, executive director of Firestone Indy Lights. "Just like the goal of Gregory & Appel is to help their clients secure their future, the goal of Firestone Indy Lights and the Mazda Road to Indy is to help drivers secure their future in racing. I'm very happy to see our relationship continue."

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