Andretti Autosport Duo Of Rossi, Hunter-Reay Backing Up Vendetta at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – Heading into this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) both Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay had a vendetta against the track. Nothing against the track itself, as both drivers call the street course layout in Southern California one of their favorite stops on the schedule, but this year is all about taking back what they felt was theirs in 2017. See, last year, both Hunter-Reay and Rossi had shots to win the 2017 edition of the prestigious race. Instead, both saw…

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Andretti Autosport Likely Favorites To Win In Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – I think February’s Verizon IndyCar Series open test at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix proved one main thing, Chevrolet’s advantage was gone. See, there’s a new car out for the series in 2018. The cars’ predecessor, well it aided Chevrolet’s aerokit on the short ovals, especially at Phoenix. Chevy drivers have led all 250 laps in each of the two INDYCAR races on the 1.022-mile track since the series’ return to the desert in 2016. But, that test a couple of months ago, well it favored the Honda…

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Rossi Says End Of Season Success In 2017 And 3rd Place Finish in St. Pete Validated Offseason’s Hard Work

INDIANAPOLIS – Some people believe in momentum, others don’t. I for one do. Stats normally back my thinking of momentum up. Another driver is in my corner on this as well. Alexander Rossi says that he believes that racing as a whole is a momentum sport and that positive momentum can shape how a driver does in a season. See, Rossi’s main goal at the end of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season was simple, close out as strong. Don’t break the good string of finishes that he had. While he…

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After 3 Practices, Penske’s Stranghold on St. Pete Pole Looks To Be Threatened

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Coming into this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, the best word to describe what we’d see for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) was unknown. With a new car, it would completely change the way you not just drive the car itself, but the 1.8-mile race track. James Hinchcliffe said it best on Friday that you have to change your approach on the whole track. Braking points, everything is different. 

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Andretti Autosport Hoping To Start 2018 Off With a Bang in St. Pete, Hopeful New Car Will Close Gap With Penske

I don’t think there’s a bigger story surrounding the Verizon IndyCar Series heading into this weekend’s season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) than the new car that will debut. For one team, they’re hopeful that the new 2018 Dallara will help aid in better results throughout the entire season now. It’s no secret, the aerokit era that was fully developed from 2015 through 2017 certainly hurt the Honda teams overall. From the start of the 2015 season through the season finale at Sonoma…

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Ranking The Teams In The INDYCAR Test at Phoenix

A lot of data was collected this weekend at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, as 12 hours of on track testing occurred over the course of two days on the 1.022-mile track. When the dust settled, there were a few teams that stood out above others. But, I want to warn everyone that this weekend was just a test, so you really can’t hang your hat on the speed charts and use that to think this is going to shape the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While four separate test…

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US Concrete To Sponsor Marco Andretti For 6 Races In 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – Another new sponsor has come on board the Verizon IndyCar Series, as US Concrete will sponsor Marco Andretti and his No. 98 Honda with Andretti Autosport/Herta Autosport in six races for the 2018 season. The races that they will have their colors on the third generation drivers’ car will be at Long Beach, both races at Indy, Texas, Pocono and the season finale in Sonoma. Andretti, shifts to the joint entry between Michael Andretti and Bryan Herta after being with Andretti Autosport exclusively for the last 12 seasons. Andretti,…

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Pato O’Ward Joins Colton Herta, Dalton Kellett and Ryan Norman With Andretti Autosport For 2018 Indy Lights Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Entering his first full season of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition with Andretti Autosport, Pato O’Ward will pilot the No. 27 Mazda and join the team’s roster alongside returning Andretti drivers Colton Herta, Dalton Kellett and Ryan Norman. “First off, I want to thank the whole Andretti Autosport team for the incredible opportunity they are giving me. I’m really happy to be with this power house team and I will give this my all to deliver results,” O’Ward said via a statement. “I have been working really…

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Munoz To Andretti a Race Winning Combination, Better Opportunity Even Than Alonso To Win

INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday afternoon, Andretti Autosport announced that for a second straight season that they will feature six cars for the prestigious Indianapolis 500. Last year, it worked to perfection with Takuma Sato taking the checkered flag first. It was the second straight ‘500 victory for the organization and third in the last four years. This time, it’s not Fernando Alonso in the sixth car, it’s Carlos Munoz. While that won’t necessarily move the needle like “Alonso Mania” did last year, it’s one that should provide an even better option…

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Munoz To Rejoin Andretti Autosport for Indy Only Opportunity

INDIANAPOLIS – A familiar face will make its way back to the Andretti Autosport stable for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race as Carlos Muñoz returns to the team, vying for his chance to kiss the bricks.    Muñoz made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Andretti Autosport at the 2013 Indianapolis 500, where he finished second, earning himself Indy 500 Rookie of the Year honors. The Colombian-native went on to compete full time with the team the following year. In 2016, Muñoz once again finished runner-up when his…

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