Juan Pablo Montoya returns to Indianapolis 500 with Arrow McLaren SP and Mission Foods

Juan Pablo Montoya, Arrow McLaren SP and Mission Foods will team up for a second consecutive year, with the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion competing in the No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet for both the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Montoya will again join full-time Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist to complete the team’s lineup for the Month of May.

Montoya returns to Arrow McLaren SP after competing for the team last year, finishing ninth in the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500. This year will see him attempt to qualify for his seventh entry into the race, having competed six times in his career, including winning as a rookie in 2000 and again 15 years later in 2015.

The MISSION brand will be represented on the No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet and Montoya’s race suit during both races, as well as continuing to be featured on the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet piloted by O’Ward and the No. 7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet piloted by Rosenqvist.

Mission Foods first partnered with Arrow McLaren SP in 2020 and the successful partnership continues to find new and exciting ways to activate and reach new consumers through the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

The 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on May 29, 2022 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Follow along with Arrow McLaren SP all season long on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube at @ArrowMcLarenSP.

Juan Pablo Montoya, Driver, No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet:

“I’m excited to return to Indianapolis with Arrow McLaren SP and Mission, to once again compete in a race that holds a special place in my heart – the Indianapolis 500. I had a great experience with the team last year and look forward to building on the progress we made in 2021. I think we have a real shot at competing at the front of the field and challenging for the win.”

Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing:

“We’re delighted to have both Juan Pablo and Mission Foods back for another Indianapolis 500. Juan Pablo is an institution in motorsport, with two Indianapolis 500 victories and an impressive Formula 1 career with multiple wins for McLaren. He adds experience that really benefits our team, giving us another driver with the potential to win anytime he steps into the car.”

Juan Gonzalez, Mission Foods Chief Executive Officer:

“We are thrilled to partner again with Juan Pablo Montoya and Arrow McLaren SP for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis 500 and Juan Pablo are legendary to racing and loved by race fans everywhere. It’s an honor for our brand to align with icons like these.”

Original article: https://arrowmclarensp.com/2022/01/11/juan-pablo-montoya-returns-to-indianapolis-500-with-arrow-mclaren-sp-and-mission-foods/

Mission Foods to Send One Lucky IndyCar Fan on a Trip of a Lifetime

May 27, 2021 01:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mission Foods, the world’s leading brand for tortillas and wraps and a proud supporter of motorsports, is thrilled to give a lucky Mission Foods and IndyCar fan an all-expense-paid trip to this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 IndyCar race. Mario Gomez and his guest will watch the race from the McLaren Gasoline Alley Hospitality Suite. Mission Foods is a proud partner of the Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar racing team.

“I’m most excited to hear the sound of the engines roaring. It is a choir of sounds that makes your stomach shake and that fills the air with such a unique sound”

Gomez won the trip in a drawing from winners of Mission Foods’ #2Fast2Tasty campaign during last year’s season. Every week during the 2020 season, Mission surprised fans with #2Fast#2Tasty Fan Packs on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. At the end of the season, winners were invited to a Zoom call with special guest IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward to take a behind-the-scenes tour of a working IndyCar garage. O’Ward — Gomez’s favorite driver — surprised him by announcing him as the drawing winner.

“I was speechless,” Gomez said. “I wanted to start screaming and dancing with joy, but because Pato was on the screen, I had to compose myself and try to look professional.”

In addition to tickets to The Brickyard, Gomez and his guest will receive Mission- and Arrow McLaren-branded premium swag as part of their Mission Foods Indy 500 VIP Experience.

“I’m most excited to hear the sound of the engines roaring. It is a choir of sounds that makes your stomach shake and that fills the air with such a unique sound,” added Gomez.

Gomez first became a fan racing in 1987 when his grandfather gave him a diecast Lotus 98T with Ayrton Senna’s name on it for his seventh birthday. When Senna moved to the McLaren team in 1988, so did Gomez’s allegiance. “The moment I heard McLaren was returning full time to Indy Racing, I became a fan of Arrow McLaren SP,” he said. “As soon as team apparel came out, I bought a shirt to show my support.” He is also a huge Mission Foods fan, especially enjoying the Carb Balance Tortilla line and the Thin and Crispy chips.

“We have been supporting motorsports for a long time at Mission Foods, but this is our first time surprising a fan with an experience like this,” said Juan Gonzalez, president and chief executive officer of Mission Foods. “For Mission to be able to connect our fans with the sport we love through delicious food gives us a lot of pride. I’m so excited for Mario and Jordan and can’t wait to catch up with them in the McLaren suite!”

“I have to thank Mission Foods and the Arrow McLaren SP team for this incredible opportunity,” said Gomez. “From the prize pack to the exclusive Zoom call and now the Indy 500, I know that Arrow McLaren SP and Mission Foods truly care about us, the fans. Those of us who find joy and excitement watching races, who for a couple of hours every week can forget about COVID and other world problems and enjoy pure racing and good food.”


MISSION®, owned by GRUMA, S.A.B. de C.V., is the world’s leading brand for tortillas and wraps. MISSION® is also globally renowned for flatbreads, dips, salsas and Mexican food products. With presence in over 112 countries MISSION® products are suited to the lifestyles and the local tastes of each country. With innovation and customer needs in mind, MISSION® focuses on the highest quality, authentic flavors, and providing healthy options that families and friends can enjoy together. For more information, please visit www.missionfoods.com

Original article – https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210527005777/en/Mission-Foods-to-Send-One-Lucky-IndyCar-Fan-on-a-Trip-of-a-Lifetime