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GEICO TO SERVE AS PRIMARY SPONSOR OF SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS AT 2017 INDIANAPOLIS 500 
Speedway, IN (May 20, 2017) - As four-time open-wheel Champion Sebastien Bourdais readies for qualifying for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, he will find a familiar logo on-board his car when he takes to the famed Brickyard today. Longtime partner, GEICO, has stepped up to offer primary support of the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda. GEICO has been involved in IndyCar as a sponsor for 12-years and visited the Winner's Circle at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2013.
 
In their four-year partnership with Bourdais, GEICO has accompanied him to Victory Lane on five occasions, with the most recent trip coming after he collected a win at the 2017 season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 12th.  
 
Bourdais, whose career includes 36 wins and 33 poles, continued his fast ways at the legendary 2.5-mile speedway this week. The native of LeMans, France, was first quickest yesterday and departed Fast Friday with the Harding Group Fastest Lap of the Day Award. His speed leaves him optimistic heading into next week's race and excited that GEICO will serve as his primary sponsor.
 
"This is the fourth season that I've had the privilege of having GEICO on my car, and I couldn't be more pleased to have them step up as a primary partner for the biggest race of the season," said Bourdais, driver of the newly unveiled No. 18 GEICO machine. We've had some great performances already this season and I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do next Sunday with the GEICO Honda."
                                                     
The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 is on Sunday, May 28th, and it will be televised live on ABC beginning at 11:00 AM (ET). The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network will carry the live radio broadcast, along with Sirius Radio channel 214 and XM Radio channel 209.
 
Please visit www.GEICO.com to learn how you could save money on more than just auto insurance.
 
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To learn more about Dale Coyne Racing, please visit: www.dalecoyneracing.com
 
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