The Fastest Flip Flops on the Planet Have Pole Position for Indianapolis 500

“We can identify with Hinch’s indomitable spirit and determination to overcome obstacles.” – Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin.

James Hinchcliffe wins Indy 500 pole | Matt Kryger/IndyStar

When the stoke is real, it spreads. 

Our partners and friends at TA Group, a Bellevue, WA-based investment firm, decided to salute the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and Military Appreciation Month by partnering with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

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Then, something rad happened.

Launch Consulting, another of TA Group’s veteran-powered brands, donated their sponsor space to CFF. And that's how our logo ended up on the back of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car, driven by fan favorite, James Hinchcliffe.

“Our sponsorship of the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Indy Car is based on mutual values of speed, innovation, technology, and a strong belief that giving back makes us better. The Indy 500 is a great time for us to say thanks to our country’s veterans and showcase the good we can do together.” –John Sercu, TA Group Chairman

If you didn't hear, Hinchcliffe secured the pole position for this historic race in an emotional qualification that underscored his comeback from a life-threatening crash one year ago on the same track. We're so proud of all Hinch has been able to accomplish and we're beyond stoked to be along for the ride. 

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“Making cool stuff in dangerous places is a lot like driving a race car…you need to go full throttle while anticipating every potential road block, and understanding when to have patience in the short-term to hit your long-range goals." –Griff

 Indy 500 James Hinchcliffe

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Photos courtesy of Matt Kryger/IndyStar and JImmy Dawson/For the Star

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