Professional drivers available at IBS Booth W4001
BELOIT, Wis.—January 4, 2018—Race fans attending the International Builders’ Show in Orlando will want to make a pit stop at IBS Booth W4001. On Tuesday, Jan. 9, ABC Supply Co. Inc. will host an autograph session with its two new 2018 IndyCar Racing drivers, Indianapolis 500 Champion Tony Kanaan and Matheus Leist, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Kanaan will drive the flagship No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet car for the team. Entering his 21st season, Kanaan brings a wealth of experience and success to the storied team. With 17 career victories to date, the Miami resident took home the Verizon IndyCar Series title in 2004 and won the Indianapolis 500 in 2013.
Known for his racing smarts and impressive speed, 19-year-old Leist joins AJ Foyt Racing as driver of the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet car. Leist, now the youngest full-time driver in the series, is paired with a fellow Brazilian and the series’ most-experienced driver in Kanaan. Prior to joining the team, Leist won the 2016 British Formula 3 Series Championship and the 2017 Freedom 100 Indy Lights race.
“We’re proud to continue our historic sponsorship with AJ Foyt Racing and eager to start another season,” said Keith Rozolis, president and CEO of ABC Supply Co. Inc. “We’re fortunate to pair a modern racing legend with the series’ most exciting young driver, and we can’t wait to introduce them at the IBS in Orlando.”
ABC Supply has been sponsoring AJ Foyt Racing since 2005, making them the longest active sponsor among teams in the Verizon 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. An 11-time Gallup Great Workplace Award winner, 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.