Jay Howard
Bryan Herta Autosport, in partnership with BBM, announced Nov. 3 it will field a 2015 Indianapolis 500 entry with primary sponsorship from Green1.

The Green1 car will carry the No. 97 and be driven by former Indy Lights champion Jay Howard. The car will be run in conjunction with the team's primary No. 98 entry.
“Although this is early to announce an Indy 500 entry, we wanted to put this exciting news out right away," said team principal Bryan Herta, who fielded a one-off entry for Dan Wheldon and won the 2011 Indianapolis 500. "We have been using Green1 in our shop for years now and believe in the quality of the product as well as the performance and safety it gives us. We will be working closely in the upcoming months with the team at Green1 to seek additional partners who share Green1’s vision and core values to expand this program to additional races and venues with Jay at the wheel.”

Green 1 has been a supporter of the Verizon IndyCar Series and the BHA team for several years, but this will mark its most significant partnership to date.  

“Green1 decided to invest in the BHA INDYCAR team and selected the historic Indianapolis 500 race event platform for several reasons," said  Ray Drysdale Founder of Green1. "The track boasts the largest solar farm of any sports venue in the world, the racecars run on 100 percent renewable fuel, it is the largest single day sporting event in the world and, BHA is a proven Indy 500 event winner and Bryan Herta along with Jay Howard are high class, high integrity individuals."
Howard has won multiple junior races and championships including the 2006 Indy Lights title, and has competed in 14 Verizon IndyCar Series races in his career. He hopes to compete in the Indianapolis 500 for the third time next May.

“There are no words that can describe how happy I am for this opportunity," he said. "The entire BHA team from Bryan, BBM, the guys in the shop, they all have the same determination and passion to win as I do, so it is a perfect fit. I have personal knowledge in what a unique industry changing technology Green1 is, and piloting the car for the Green1 alliance will be an honor. I am also on board in doing my part, by sharing my knowledge and helping make the world a better, safer, cleaner, place.”

Jay Howard's Indy 500 entry