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Ruoff Home Mortgage Returns to Andretti Autosport for 2018

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Andretti Autosport announced on Friday that Ruoff Home Mortgage has returned and will be the primary sponsor for the No. 98 Andretti-Herta Autosport Honda entry for two Verizon IndyCar Series events this upcoming season.

Marco Andretti will carry the sponsor’s blue, green and white colors at the season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg and in July at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The return comes after Takuma Sato (now with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing) drove the sponsor into Victory Lane in last year’s Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Mark Music, president and CEO of Ruoff Home Mortgage, extended his gratification in continuing the partnership.

“Being affiliated with the Andretti name again, particularly on Marco’s car, aligns us with the best name in racing. Speed and precision are just two tenets that are synonymous with Andretti and with Ruoff,” said Music.

Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti added: “Since first joining the team in May of last year, our partnership and friendship with Mark and the Ruoff Home Mortgage family has really grown,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “We’re thrilled to continue our success with Marco at St. Petersburg and Mid-Ohio, I think we’ll be spending time together again in victory lane soon.”

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune, and has been on the racing scene since 2012. He has published works in AutoWeek Magazine, as well as IndyCar.com and Motorsport.com, among others. A background that includes semi-professional football and work at a nearby racing school, he has brought that same focus and intensity to the motorsports media world. Additionally, Joey is a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, New York Rangers, and can also hold his own on a bowling lane.