April 29, 2009: GoDaddy.com said it would be the presenting sponsor for “The Indianapolis 500 broadcast presented by GoDaddy.com” telecast for the third consecutive year. As part of the deal, the Web hosting and domain name provider will have its branding "on everything from broadcast segments to aerial and in-car views" during the May 24 broadcast on ABC. Driver and GoDaddy spokesperson Danica Patrick will be competing for a spot with Andretti Green Racing and also will star in a "racy new Go Daddy commercial tailor-made for the Indy 500," according to the company. In “Speeding,” Danica is pulled over for going too fast on a deserted highway by a police officer who recognizes Danica and proclaims a desire to become a GoDaddy spokesperson. “This is, by far, the hottest GoDaddy commercial we’ve ever done,” GoDaddy CEO and founder Bob Parsons said in a statement. “Considering all the GoDaddy ads rejected over the years, this is as GoDaddy-esque as it gets." Parsons added, "Our Internet-only version will have people talking.” Back to Home Page
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