ABC Supply to Title Sponsor 2014 & 2015 IndyCar Milwaukee Race

October 18, 2013

Wisconsin-based ABC Supply Co. returns as the title sponsor of the IndyCar Series race in Milwaukee for 2014 and 2015.

The 2014 date will move from mid-June to Aug. 16-17, placing it in the heart of the drive for the series championship.

“We have a large number of associates and customers in the Wisconsin area and are happy for the opportunity to support the oldest and longest operating motor speedway in the world,” ABC Supply Co. founder and board chairman Diane Hendricks said of The Milwaukee Mile. “As a sponsor of A.J. Foyt Racing for almost 10 years, we’re thrilled to play a small part in open-wheel racing in Wisconsin.”

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products. It is the primary sponsor of the No. 14 A.J. Foyt Racing car driven by Takuma Sato.

“Racing at the Milwaukee Mile, the world’s longest running race track, is always exciting,” said Kevin Healy, managing director for event promoter Andretti Sports Marketing. “We’re thrilled to announce the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest, a new title sponsor and a new date to continue the tradition of IndyCar racing at the Mile.

“We appreciate the leadership of Diane Hendricks and ABC Supply Co, Inc. has provided to ensure that an international motorsports event remains in Wisconsin.”

In addition to the IndyCar Series, two of the Mazda Road to Indy series — Indy Lights and the Pro Mazda Championship — will return for the Aug. 16-17 Festival of Speed that will again feature an infield midway, beer garden and live music.