MADISON, Ill., Aug. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Colton Parayko of the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues will take a high-speed ride in Honda's Fastest Seat in Sports at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 this Saturday, August 24, bringing together two of the automaker's major marketing partnerships – National Hockey League (NHL®) and the NTT IndyCar Series®. Driven by Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Parayko will ride in the custom-built, Honda-powered, two-seat Indy car at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, located across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, home of the Blues.
"NHL® and IndyCar® are invaluable partners for the Honda brand, and we are excited about this rare opportunity to bring them together for Honda's thrilling Fastest Seat in Sports," said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co. "We look forward to an exhilarating race weekend in the St. Louis area where local NHL® and IndyCar® fans will have that much more to cheer about."
Honda has been the Official Vehicle of the NHL® since 2008. As part of this exclusive automotive partnership, the automaker has featured its award-winning vehicles at key NHL® events including, NHL Centennial Classic™, NHL Winter Classic®, NHL® All-Star Weekend, NHL Heritage Classic™, NHL Stadium Series™, NHL Awards™ and NHL Draft™, as well as throughout the Stanley Cup® Playoffs and Stanley Cup® Final.
Honda also continues its commitment to IndyCar® this year as the automaker celebrates its 26th consecutive year as a manufacturer to the NTT IndyCar Series®.
Now in its 10th consecutive year, Honda's Fastest Seat in Sports helps to kick off each NTT IndyCar Series® race throughout the season, giving athletes, celebrities and notable influencers an opportunity to experience the thrill of the Honda-powered two-seat Indy car. Recent participants include Lady Gaga, Channing Tatum, Kawhi Leonard and Julian Edelman.
For more information about Honda's racing programming, please visit HondaRacing.com.
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