Marco Andretti would want nothing more than to end his current winless drought. The Andretti Autosport driver hasn’t won a Verizon IndyCar Series race in over seven years now. After a week off, the Pennsylvania native returns home this week for a “home game.” See, Pocono Raceway, the site of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 (1:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) is about 30 miles away from his home. He’d love to end his streak at his hometrack.
Trends say Andretti will finish between ninth and 14th. Through the first 13 races of the 2018 season, Andretti has finished in that range 10 times. At Pocono, Andretti has made five career starts on the Tricky Triangle, four of those finishes were between ninth and 14th.
Andretti, started on the pole and came home 10th in 2013. He’d lead 88 laps that day. The next year, he finished ninth. After a crash in 2015, he finished 12th and 11th respectively the last two years.
“I’m looking forward to the home race at Pocono,” said Andretti. “It should be a wild one with the restarts, so the fans will be in for a good show. It will be interesting to see how the new aero (kit) is here. This weekend is definitely a big one for us – the U.S. Concrete team has a lot of my hometown support.”
Now, can the third generation driver end the season on a high note?