Andretti Autosport Short Track and WELD Racing Announce Partnership

KANSAS CITY, MO. (July 28, 2017) – WELD Racing and Andretti Autosport Short Track announced today a heritage partnership that celebrates the company's 50th anniversary in the design and manufacturing of race wheels. Jarett Andretti, the 2014 USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year, and son of legendary racer John Andretti, will be running Greg Weld's famous blue scheme in honor of the company's late founder who won the 1967 USAC Sprint Car Series championship.

"I'm truly flattered and excited to be representing WELD Racing in their 50th year of business," said Jarett Andretti. "WELD Racing has been a big supporter of my career and I'm proud that they have partnered with Andretti Autosport Short Track to bring this special paint scheme to Kansas in honor of the late Greg Weld."

"Both the WELD Racing and Andretti names are rich with racing history and have won numerous track championships across the USA," said Norm Young, President and CEO of WELD Racing. "Having Jarett Andretti's Sprint Car painted in Greg Weld's vintage color scheme and number, is a great way to pay homage to our company's founder."

Jarett Andretti and his WELD Racing No. 1 USAC Sprint Car will compete at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.; Randolph County Speedway in Moberly, Mo., and Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. over the next week.

About WELD

WELD, based in Kansas City, Missouri, has been on the leading edge of engineering and manufacturing the highest quality forged race wheels for dirt, oval and drag racing, along with wheels for performance street cars and trucks since 1967. Each WELD wheel is precision engineered for maximum performance on the street, off road and at the track. WELD brands include WELD Racing, CCW Forged Performance, WELD Racing XT, and HiPer Technology by WELD products. WELD is part of the Cisneros Corporation

About Cisneros Corporation

Cisneros Corporation is a third generation global family enterprise led by Eduardo, Andres and Henrique Cisneros. Conceived in 1929 by Diego Cisneros and championed by Ricardo Cisneros, the three brothers continue to grow and push new boundaries. With experience in numerous industries across media, telecom and consumer goods, Cisneros Corp. leverages its vast experience to find and create opportunities around the world.

About Andretti Autosport Short Track

Based in Indianapolis, Ind., Andretti Autosport Short Track is focused on short track racing competing on both pavement and dirt including a national presence under the USAC National Sprint Car Series and USAC Silver Crown banners among other sanctioning bodies. Owned by NASCAR, IndyCar, Sports Car and NHRA race winner John Andretti, Andretti Autosport Short Track is located in the same facility as race and championship-winning organization, Andretti Autosport, and mirrors the philosophy of winning on the track with an equal focus on professional representation of its partners.

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