By: Tanner Watkins
May 22, 2019 | 2:00 PM
The incredible, unpredictable month of May for Juncos Racing rolls along with Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 just four days away.
After losing their two primary sponsors for this year’s Greatest Spectacle in Racing just one day before practice began on May 14, the up-and-coming team has inked 250ok as the No. 32 Chevrolet’s primary sponsor for the Indy 500.
“We are thrilled to announce a highly innovative company like 250ok has joined our effort and will be our primary sponsor for the No. 32 Juncos Racing Indy 500 entry,” said an ecstatic Ricardo Juncos, the owner of Juncos Racing.
“When Greg (Kraios, CEO of 250ok) offered to support us, and we were connected over our personal journeys, we knew this sponsorship was meant to be. We both share the same values, commitments and goals, and I look forward to building our relationship with the 250ok team.”
250ok is an Indianapolis-based e-mail intelligence platform. The company began “reinventing analytics and deliverability software in 2011,” according to their website.
The company started as a pet project by former ExactTarget email deliverability manager Greg Kraios. 250ok’s e-mail analytics inform senders like Marketo, SendGrid, SparkPost and Adobe, the combination of which is responsible for more than a quarter of the world’s legitimate email.
“After hearing Ricardo’s story, and knowing they were in need of a sponsor, I jumped at the opportunity,” said Greg Kraios, the CEO of 250ok. “From our similar upbringings, supporting his hardworking and odds-defying team felt like a personal calling.”
The Juncos Racing press release describes Kraios as a lifelong race fan that grew up in working-class Indiana with experience at Salesforce (who sponsors the Dreyer & Reinbold No. 48 Chevrolet) before founding his own company, 250ok.
Juncos Racing defied logic on Sunday by bumping worldwide motorsports giant McLaren from the Indianapolis 500 field when Kyle Kaiser went just a hair quicker than two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso.
Kaiser will start 33rd in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Header image by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR.
Open-Wheels coverage of the 2019 month of May at Indianapolis is presented by Driven 2 Save Lives. Driven 2 Save Lives, an entity of the Indiana Donor Network, is a program that utilizes motorsports as a platform to encourage race fans to become organ donors. Currently, there are 114,000 individuals that are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Register as an organ, tissue, and eye donor at Driven2SaveLives.org/register and follow Driven2SaveLives on Facebook and Twitter.