Angie’s List has signed on as the title sponsor of Conquest Racing’s No. 36 car, which will be driven by rookie Bertrand Baguette in the 2010 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.
Baguette qualified at just over 224 mph at the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will be among six other rookies in the race on Sunday. He’ll be starting on the outside of row 8 in 24th place.
“Conquest Racing’s motto is ‘Accept no limits,’ and that’s been the Angie’s List unofficial creed for 15 years now,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “We’re happy to be back in the driver’s seat at Indy and to see our name on an Indy car again.”
More than the Conquest Racing team creed has clicked with Angie’s List, Hicks said. Baguette will join her to provide consumer tips for tire safety, and she says he makes a great teammate in or out of a car.
Baguette, a native Belgian now living in Indianapolis where his racing team is headquartered, said he was thrilled to have a locally headquartered company as a sponsor.
“I haven’t been living in Indianapolis for very long but I have immersed myself into the American culture very quickly and to have an Indianapolis-based company sponsor me, means a lot to me. This is my new home and I’m becoming a Hoosier all the way around,” he said.
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This is the third year Angie’s List has sponsored a driver in the race famously dubbed as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” In 2008, the Angie’s List car, driven by Oriol Servia, finished 11th in the race. Sarah Fisher finished 17th last year.
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Conquest Racing was founded in 1997 by 1991 Firestone Indy Lights Champion, Eric Bachelart and has long been known for taking in young and talented drivers, developing them into top drivers within premier racing series. The team initially competed in the Indy Light Series but has since raced in the IZOD IndyCar Series (2002, 2008 – present) as well as the CART/Champ Car World Series (2003 – 2007), recording several top-10 finishes and placing a driver in the top 10 of the season standings for three consecutive seasons from 2004 – 2006. This season the team fields cars for rookies Mario Romancini and Bertrand Baguette. For more information: www.conquestracing.com
Bertrand Baguette has a degree in accounting and has competed in racing venues for 10 years, including the World Series by Renault, Superleague Formula, and Belgian Formula racing.