INDYCAR: Ryan Hunter-Reay Receives Baby Borg In Recognition Of Indy 500 Triumph

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – official release — PRNewsFoto/Borg Warner Inc. photo —

2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay received his first BorgWarner Championship Driver’s Trophy during the Automotive News World Congress held in Detroit, Michigan.

The first American to win the Greatest Spectacle in Racing in eight years, Hunter-Reay also won the Verizon IndyCar Series championship in 2012.

Known as the Baby Borg to racing fans, the personal keepsake sports a duplicate of the 101st sterling silver image displayed on the iconic BorgWarner Trophy. Andretti Autosport team owner and racing legend Michael Andretti also accepted his third BorgWarner Championship Team Owner’s Trophy™.

“As the Borg-Warner Trophy begins a new century of achievement, we are proud to present Ryan with his first Baby Borg as a symbol of dedication, skill, innovation and leadership,” said James R. Verrier, President and Chief Executive Officer of BorgWarner. “At BorgWarner, we recognize that every victory—whether designing new ground-breaking technologies or speeding around the race track—requires collaboration and teamwork. A team owner who also competed in 16 Indianapolis 500 races, Michael Andretti will now have three team owner’s trophies to symbolize his team’s outstanding accomplishments.”

A one-of-a-kind replica of the Borg-Warner Trophy, the BorgWarner Championship Driver’s Trophy is awarded each year to the winner of the Indianapolis 500. The sterling silver trophy is 14 inches high, weighs five pounds and rests on a beveled black marble
base. The base is inscribed with the winner’s name and year of victory, and includes a hand-crafted, three-dimensional sterling silver image of the winner, a duplicate of the BorgWarner Inc. image affixed to the full-sized Borg-Warner Trophy.

BorgWarner established the driver’s trophy in 1988 to provide the driver with a personal keepsake of their victory.

CREDIT: BorgWarner Inc.

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