Dollar General will serve as primary sponsor for the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entry driven by 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve in the Indy 500, May 25.
This will mark Villeneuve's third start in the prestigious race. He's returning to the Indy 500 after a 19-year absence.
|Jacques Villeneuve already ran with Dollar General as a sponsor in NASCAR in 2009. (Photo: Philippe Champoux)|
"I have so many wonderful memories of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout my career, including my last appearance at the track in the Brickyard 400 when I also was sponsored by Dollar General," Villeneuve said.
"It's been 19 years since I ran this race, but returning with a team like Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and a household-name sponsor like Dollar General is going to give me a fantastic opportunity to perform at a high level."
Practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 begins Sunday, May 11, with pole qualifying Sunday, May 18.