BELOIT, Wis.—February 12, 2019—Fans of the IndyCar series at this year’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas will want to race toward IBS Booth C6731. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, ABC Supply Co. Inc. will host its 2019 IndyCar Racing drivers, Indianapolis 500 Champion Tony Kanaan and Matheus Leist, for an autograph session from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Kanaan will again drive the flagship No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet car for the 2019 season. Entering his 22nd season as an IndyCar driver, Kanaan will continue to draw from his vast experience and success to lead the ABC Supply team for the second year in a row. With 17 career victories to date, highlights of the Miami resident’s iconic career include winning the NTT IndyCar Series title in 2004 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2013.
Twenty-year-old Leist is also entering his second year with AJ Foyt Racing as driver of the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet car. Leist, one of the youngest full-time drivers in the series, will look to follow up a successful rookie year with his impressive smarts and speed. Prior to joining the team, Leist won the 2016 British Formula 3 Series Championship and the 2017 Freedom 100 Indy Lights race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“We can’t wait to kick off the 2019 season, and we’re excited for another year of sponsorship with AJ Foyt Racing,” said Mike Jost, vice president and chief operating officer of ABC Supply Co. Inc. “Tony and Matheus represent some of the best talent in the series and we look forward to having them at IBS 2019 in Las Vegas.”
This year’s IBS attendees can also get behind the wheel of two ABC Supply Racing simulators, free of charge. Custom-built by Performance Tire Service Company (PTSC), the commercial-grade virtual racing simulators operate on Microsoft’s Xbox platform.
ABC Supply has sponsored AJ Foyt Racing since 2005. With its 15th consecutive season coming in 2019, the company is the longest active primary sponsor among teams in the NTT IndyCar Series.
About ABC Supply
ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors—taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. A 12-time Gallup Great Workplace Award winner and recipient of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award, ABC Supply is an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.
Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has more than 700 locations nationwide. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com. Contractors can find resources for growing and improving their businesses on ABC Supply’s blog and the company’s LinkedIn page.