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Hunter-Reay re-ups with Andretti

Ryan Hunter-Reay has signed a new deal with Andretti Autosport and DHL which will take his current stint with the Indycar team through its eleventh year.

Ryan Hunter-Reay will remain an Andretti Autosport driver through 2020 and will carry familiar yellow-and-red DHL primary sponsorship for the entire ride.

The Andretti team announced that it had confirmed Hunter-Reay, the 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion, to drive the team's #28 DHL-sponsored entry for four more years, a period that will take the American's spell with the team to eleven consecutive seasons.

"I couldn't be happier about this announcement and the opportunity to continue with Andretti Autosport as an ambassador for DHL," said the 35-year old, whose 16 career wins include the 2014 Indianapolis 500 flying the distinctive DHL colours, "These next four years will take us to nearly a decade-long relationship with DHL and a full eleven years with the team."

DHL, a leading global express services provider, began as a primary sponsor with Andretti in 2011, but the relationship goes back to 2005.

"To see this partnership develop and continue over a 15-year period through 2020 is the result of hard work by both companies in support of DHL marketing, sales and B2B objectives," said team owner and CEO Michael Andretti, "It also reflects the strength of the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 properties."

Hunter-Reay made his 200th Indycar start two weeks ago at Watkins Glen International, in a career that began in 2003. The Floridian is the most successful active American driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series, with more race wins than all the other current Americans combined.

"Since we first teamed up with Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2011, the partnership has been one of the most powerful ways for us to connect our global brand with the public," said Christine Nashick, chief marketing officer for DHL Express Americas. "We are thrilled to continue this partnership for a decade and with Ryan as our brand ambassador."

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