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OCTOBER 16, 2005

Honda to stick with the IRL

Honda has announced that it will continue to supply engines to the Indy Racing League until the end of 2009. The announcement will come as a major boost for the series following the withdrawal of Toyota and Chevrolet. Honda has been involved in the series since the start of 2003 and has been a dominant force in recent times, winning 27 victories, two engine manufacturers? championships, two Indianapolis 500 wins and two Drivers? championships with Tony Kanaan in 2004 and Dan Wheldon in 2005.

"I am very excited about Honda's decision today as it brings stability and continuity to a very competitive racing package," said Tony George, chief executive officer of the Indy Racing League. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with Honda. We're encouraged by their multi-year commitment to the IRL, and their willingness to assist us in growing the series both on and off the race track."