The Collection Auto Group to Sponsor Bryan Herta Autosport in 2014

Indianapolis, IN - February 28, 2014 - Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) announced today that The Collection Auto Group (CAG), Ohio's largest dealer of luxury vehicles, will join Castrol as a sponsor of the No. 98 BHA entry in the 2014 IndyCar Series.

As part of the partnership, Castrol will become the primary motor oil of The Collection Auto Group. Engineered to withstand the extreme heat and pressure of today's high-performing engines, Castrol Oils provide the highest level of protection for critical engine parts. The CAG will be offering Castrol products to their customers at their Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Infiniti, Acura, VW, Buick/GMC and Nissan dealerships across Northeastern Ohio.


The announcement was made this morning at the Cleveland Auto Show, where the BHA No. 98 showcar will be on display throughout the week. The CAG president Bernie Moreno and BHA team owner Bryan Herta were in attendance to share the news.


"Because The Collection Auto Group is committed to delivering high performance service every day, it makes sense to join forces with two of the most respected leaders in the automotive world," Moreno said. "Our partnership with the 2011 Indy 500 champions, Bryan Herta Autosport, and Castrol will help The CAG win on the track and on the street."


Herta added, "The Collection Auto Group's focus on speed and customer service blends perfectly with the speed and technology of Indycar. The CAG is a flagship partner under our new Castrol sponsorship, and I'm personally very pleased to welcome them to the team and sport."


The No. 98, Honda-powered BHA Dallara will feature The Collection Auto Group's logo at Mid-Ohio, the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.


The 2014 IndyCar season opens on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida in just over four weeks. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will take place on Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m. ET. Fans can catch all the action on the live ABC broadcast or on Sirius/XM channel 211.

About The Collection Auto Group

The Collection Auto Group is a privately owned business composed of multiple automotive dealerships and an on-site performance center. Moreno and his staff have earned many recognitions from within the automotive industry, including: Mercedes-Benz "Best of the Best" Award 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; #1 Mercedes-Benz Dealership in Ohio; #1 Mercedes-Benz Dealership in the Central USA; First German "Autohaus" designed Mercedes-Benz dealership in North America; and #1 Maserati dealer in the Midwest. For more information, go to www.TheCAG.com


About Bryan Herta Autosport

Founded by veteran driver Bryan Herta, and noted race engineer and team manager Steve Newey, Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) has been a race-winning team in Firestone Indy Lights competition since 2009 and won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with driver Dan Wheldon in only its second IndyCar Series start. BHA currently fields entries in the IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights with Curb - Agajanian. Since 2012, BHA has partnered with Bowen and Bowers Motorsports, Inc. (BBM).Based in Toronto, Ontario, BBM is the coming together of leading sports and entertainment property development professionals, Chris Bowers and David Bowen, along with the financial management experience of Trapeze Asset Management Inc.For more information, visitwww.bryanhertaautosport.com.