Marco Andretti Finishes 5th In Season Finale, Ties Rahal For 8th In Final Standings

SONOMA, Calif – Marco Andretti showed a lot of speed in the closing races of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He earned three straight top 10 starting spots including his second best start of the year this weekend in Sonoma in fourth. The third generation driver back that strong starting spot up with a top five finish to close out the year in his No. 98 Honda. Andretti, finished fifth for just his second top five finish of the season in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Sonoma. It was his 42nd…

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Andretti Having Himself A Great Weekend In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – I’ve written about this before and the streak unfortunately continues on. It’s been 124 races since Marco Andretti last visited victory lane in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He’s had some close calls since, but ever since that night at the Iowa Speedway in 2011, he hasn’t been back. But, as we’ve now been through four separate sessions around the Portland International Raceway this weekend, it appears that this may be Andretti’s shot at ending that drought. Andretti, had his No. 98 Honda second and fourth respectively in the…

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Andretti Earns Best Career Finish At Pocono And 100th Career Top 10 Result

LONG POND, PA – Marco Andretti said on Saturday at the Pocono Raceway that he had a very fast race car under him this weekend. He proved that in Sunday’s ABC Supply 500. Andretti, restarted the race after an 1-hour, 56-minute red flag in 10th, but on the first lap of green flag action (Lap 12) Andretti improved five spots to fifth. Coming to his second pit sequence, Bryan Herta made a call to move Andretti from a top five finish to a possible podium.

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Andretti And US Concrete Sign Multi Year Agreement To Remain With Andretti Autosport, Team To Keep Same 4 Car Lineup

The familiar red, grey and white colors of U.S. Concrete will paint the racing machine of Marco Andretti for the future of IndyCar Series competition as the ready-mixed concrete company will serve as lead primary sponsor of the third-generation driver through a multi-year agreement. The partnership will see the Dallas-based company ride on the No. 98 car for seven races each season, including the Indianapolis 500. U.S. Concrete first appeared on the race car of Andretti at the Phoenix Open Test in February 2018 revealing the new partnership between the…

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Marco Andretti Aiming For Home Track Win In Pocono

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…

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Toronto The Spot Marco Andretti Can End Winless Drought

Marco Andretti hasn’t won a Verizon IndyCar Series race since the 2011 race at the Iowa Speedway. But, that winless drought could be coming to an end in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Andretti, enters with some momentum and heads to one of his better tracks. Out of his last 11 Toronto starts, the third generation driver has finished inside the top 10 in eight of them, including a fourth place run last year. Plus, the Exhibition Place circuit was his dads playground. No one has…

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Team Penske Strong On Friday, Full INDYCAR Practice Report From Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the scenic 4.014-mile Road America track on Friday for not one but two practice sessions on the day. The first session was 45 minutes in length and saw Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden top the speed charts with a time of 1:43.047-seconds in his No. 1 Chevrolet. Newgarden is the defending series champion and finished runner-up on the Elkhart Lake track last season. So, the speed isn’t surprising. Plus, at another track on the schedule like Road America in Barber, Newgarden was…

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Scott Dixon Wins A Strategy Filled Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix In Belle Isle

BELLE ISLE, MI – Saturday’s first dual of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race weekend was a strategy filled race. The biggest question being asked was which strategy would be the one that gets you to victory lane, a two stop or three stop strategy? Well, when Rene Binder got into the run off area just past the halfway point and Graham Rahal crashed on Lap 45, that put everyone on the same strategy for a last 25 lap dash to the finish. That helped Scott Dixon cruise to his 42nd…

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Marco Andretti Wins Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) Pole

BELLE ISLE, MI – Marco Andretti said back in Long Beach after his top 10 finish that if they could figure out how to start better, then watch out. Well, you can’t get much better than what he did on Saturday in qualifying for today’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Andretti, put a flier down in the final second of Group 2 to earn his first Verizon IndyCar Series pole in nearly five years. The third generation driver sped around the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street course with…

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Andretti Prepares For 13th Indy 500 While Carrying The Weight Of His Last Name With Him

INDIANAPOLIS – As Marco Andretti puts on his white and gray US Concrete drivers suit on Sunday morning and straps himself into his No. 98 Honda for the 13th time in the Indianapolis 500, he will be doing so with the weight of 48 years on his shoulders. See, Andretti is not just seeking his first Indy 500 triumph, but the first for his family since his grandfather Mario Andretti won in 1969 too. The name is synonymous with racing. Other than Earnhardt or Petty, no other name means more in…

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