Danica Patrick Getting a Boost for Indy 500

Richard DeveauCorrespondent IMay 2, 2009

The same old Danica Patrick will be present at Indy; I'm talking about the intense and absolutely hates to lose attitude of the female driver.

But the look of her car will not be familiar however, as she will trade in her black and blue Motorola-sponsored car for a black and orange car, sponsored by Boost Mobile.

The Andretti-Green Racing team introduced the new livery to the media Friday at the Indianapolis International Airport, taking it out for a small test run.

"I keep thinking (Dario) Franchitti won (2007) in an orange and black car," Patrick said after unveiling the new livery for the month of May and remainder of the IndyCar Series season. "I think the colors are really sporty and very cool. It sort of reflects how I am. Edgy and fun."

"Solid and generous support from sponsors like Boost Mobile and Motorola keep me on the fast track to victory," said Danica Patrick. "Boost Mobile's signature live-on-the-edge spirit is definitely in tune with my competitive fire, and it will help take Andretti Green Racing up a few notches with a new attitude."

Boost Mobile is a prepaid division of Sprint Nextel, in partnership with Motorola.

"At Motorola, partners like Boost Mobile and sponsorships such as Danica Patrick/Andretti Green Racing are key to our brand success," said Jean-Pierre Le Cannellier, senior director of North America marketing, Motorola Mobile Devices.

"We are thrilled to kick off this joint sponsorship as Danica prepares to race in the Indianapolis 500 and as we introduce our latest Push-To-Talk device."

The company is celebrating by announcing the "Pop Your Clutch" sweepstakes at www.popyourclutch.com. Fans can enter to win the grand prize of a free trip to the Sonoma, Calif., Indycar race on Aug. 23.

Additional prizes include one of 10 Motorola Clutch i465 handsets, plus $150 of Boost Mobile service, which will be given away after each of the 14 IndyCar Series events, starting with the Indianapolis 500.

If Patrick wins the Indianapolis 500, five-hundred Motorola Clutch i465 handsets will be given away with $300 of Boost Mobile service.