Monday, July 11, 2011

Andretti Party

My brother James was involved with Dr Pepper, via his TGPT blog. We received a pace car ride, a pit walkthrough, a private garage tour, a meeting with Marco Andretti, and the highlight, we got to attend a VIP part with the entire Andretti racing team.
Held at the Thompson Hotel, the building itself was pretty impressive. Located at Wellington and Bathurst, we were greeted by a lovely bunch of women,

who directed us to our name tags, and then up to the rooftop of the building.
On the roof was an amazing edge of the building pool,

as well as great views of the city.

Inside, the guest mingled about

with a chance to talk with entire Andretti racing team of (left to right) Danica Patrick, Marco Andretti, Mike Conway and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Also on hand was Nascar Canadian Tire Driver JR Fitzpatrick.

And of course, Michael Andretti was also on hand.

Marco Andretti (Right) and Mike Connway (apparently thinks he's number 11!):

JR Fitzpatrick:

And as it was such a swanky event, I felt lucky to know someone at the party, Joel Robinson, who does the Nascar Canadian Tire Series TV show on TSN.

A highlight was when each of the drivers were asked a question by the crowd. When it got to JR Fitzpatrick, it was Danica who asked the question!

She asked about the upcoming Montreal Nationwid race, and more specifically, should she use her fenders! JR first indicated he was impressed at how well the Indy drivers did without fenders, but definately said to use those fenders!

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