Andretti Autosport Cars Strong In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – In the two years since the Verizon IndyCar Series has return to Road America, Andretti Autosport hasn’t been a main contender for race wins. Among the four drivers that have raced for them in 2016 and again in 2017, just once did they grab a top 10 finish. That came by virtue of a fourth place run by Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2016. Now, as we’ve moved through two practice sessions for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network), the Andretti Autosport group may very well…

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Michael Andretti Seen In Montreal For F1 Race Weekend, Why That Mixed With Alonso’s Recent Comments Amplify Writing On The Wall

FORT WORTH, TX – Lets rewind the scene to April 2017. Michael Andretti, McLaren and Fernando Alonso announced that they have teamed up to provide a joint entry into the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. McLaren knew Alonso, a world champion Formula One driver, was growing irritated with subpar equipment. He was beyond disappointed with what Honda was supplying his team. Heading into that announcement, he had two DNF’s in three races for the season and a best finish of fifth since he returned to the team in 2015. With…

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Texas Has Been Feast or Famine For Andretti Autosport

The four Andretti Autosport drivers head to the Texas Motor Speedway with looking to buck a recent trend for them. They’ve all struggled in the DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) lately. Alexander Rossi has made two career starts on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway and he’s finished outside the top 10 in both. He was 11th in 2016 and 22nd last year. With him eyeing a 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, a bad result on Saturday night could keep that from him. 

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Rossi Overshoots Turn 3, Allows Hunter-Reay To Tie Kanaan For All-Time Wins With Andretti Autosport In Belle Isle Triumph

BELLE ISLE, MI – Alexander Rossi was well on his way to his fourth career Verizon IndyCar Series victory on Sunday. He just completed his 46th lap led and was staving off his Andretti Autosport teammate of Ryan Hunter-Reay. The pace was there for his No. 27 Honda to hold off his American teammate. With eight laps left in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Rossi locked up his brakes heading into Turn 3. That allowed Hunter-Reay to close the gap to come right up to his rear wing. All he needed…

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Strong 1st Dual Of Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix For Andretti Autosport Drivers

BELLE ISLE, MI – What a weekend that its been so far for the entire Andretti Autosport group. In the two Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions on Friday, all four of their drivers were in the top 10 of both sessions. Marco Andretti was fifth in each of the 45-minute long practices on the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit, while Alexander Rossi (4th, 8th), Ryan Hunter-Reay (7th, 1st) and Zach Veach (8th, 10th) joined him up front. In qualifying on Saturday morning to set the field for the first dual…

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Andretti Autosport Looking Strong In Friday’s Practices

BELLE ISLE, MI – Prior to this season, one of the Achilles Heels for Andretti Autosport was racing on street courses. It became a widely speculated notion that their disadvantage on those circuits were in the shocks. Well, with this new universal car, it’s helped close that gap for Andretti on street courses. Look at Friday’s practice two practice sessions at Belle Isle as a perfect example. If I were to pick a team to win at least one of the two Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix duels this weekend, Andretti would…

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Rossi Gets Ruoff Home Mortgage Sponsorship For Belle Isle

The No. 27 Honda of Alexander Rossi will wear the blue and green colors of Ruoff Home Mortgage when the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner hits the streets of Belle Isle this weekend. The double-header event will showcase Rossi’s battle for the championship after remaining second in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings after this year’s Indy 500.  “After a great finish at the Indy track this weekend, we are excited to align ourselves with another name that is synonymous with speed and determination, Alexander Rossi.”  Mark Music, president & CEO…

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Did The Andretti Autosport Group Find Something In Monday’s Race Practice?

INDIANAPOLIS – Monday’s Indianapolis 500 practice session from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway lived up to its annual billing. It’s always one of the most thrilling sessions of the year. 2,526 laps were turned, but among those laps, it appears that the Andretti Autosport organization may very well have found something. See, Chevrolet had the clear advantage in qualifying. They were well represented in the Firestone Fast Nine with taking seven of the nine spots. Overall, seven of the top eight starting spots are Chevy’s and nine of the top 11. But,…

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Andretti Autosport Looking For 4th Indianapolis 500 Win (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) In Last 5 Years

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading into Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) the easy group of favorites to pick would be the Andretti Autosport. Over the last several years, they’ve been bar none the top Verizon IndyCar Series team to beat in the prestigious race. This weekend, Andretti will look to win their fourth Indy 500 in the last five years. Ryan Hunter-Reay got it all started when he narrowly beat Helio Castroneves in 2014. Alexander Rossi clutch and coasted to a win in the 100th Running…

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Engine Problems Cost Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti On Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – The dreaded Andretti Curse at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway must go beyond the Indianapolis 500. It seems like Marco Andretti is snake bitten in not just the ‘500 but the Grand Prix too. Andretti, blew an engine just two laps into the Verizon IndyCar Series warm up session on Saturday morning. While the team was able to change their engine and not lose his 14th place starting spot, it didn’t necessarily mean his No. 98 Honda was going to have an advantage. Andretti, finished 13th on Saturday, his worst finish…

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