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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Andretti Fastest On Fast Friday, Davison Crashes In Turn 2

INDIANAPOLIS – It should come to no surprise that Marco Andretti was the fastest man standing on Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Andretti, turned out a blazing hot lap of 231.802 mph in his No. 98 Honda a little past lunch time to earn his fifth top five finish on the speed charts in as many sessions this week. But, like all his previous practice sessions, that lap was laid with a tow. On the no tow list, Andretti came in 12th. 

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Andretti Paces Day 2 Of Indy 500 Practice, As Drivers Now Say Passing Will Be Tougher This Year

INDIANAPOLIS – The fastest speeds of the month occurred on Day 2 of Indianapolis 500 practice, as all 35 drivers took to the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway and turned 3,349 laps on a nice Wednesday afternoon of practice. As you can tell by the high number of laps turned, the track was a busy place for most of the day. Most of the drivers decided to work in drafting conditions, as with the boost levels for qualifying not getting turned up until Friday, they all felt it was best to…

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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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Andretti To Change Engines Before Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix, Will Keep Starting Position

INDIANAPOLIS – Just two laps into Saturday’s Verizon IndyCar Series warm up session, Marco Andretti’s engine in his No. 98 Honda gave way. The team has decided to obviously change engines in his Andretti Autosport entry as smoke was seen coming from the exhaust of his car. Andretti, was slated to start 14th in Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) and was told he could keep the starting position as it was an approved engine swap from the series. From Honda officials, the engine failure is what is…

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Andretti Frustrated With 10th Place Finish In Monday’s Rain Delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

LEEDS, Ala – Marco Andretti vowed to start qualifying better. He was adamant that his No. 98 Honda could contend for race wins if he could get his head out of his rear end in the Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying sessions. See, he’s qualified 18th, 20th and 20th respectively in his first three races of the 2018 season. He would finish ninth, 12th and sixth in those three events. Andretti said just last Sunday in Long Beach that imagine where he could be if he qualified better. 

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Andretti Vows To Qualify Better In Barber, Will Start 7th For Sunday’s Race

Marco Andretti vowed last Sunday to get his head out of his rear end and start qualifying better. He knows that the only one holding him back now is himself. Alexander Rossi hasn’t had a finish outside the podium all year. He led 71 of 85 laps in a win at Long Beach. Since last July, he’s had one result outside of the top six. Ryan Hunter-Reay had two top five finishes to start the year off and a very fast race car at Long Beach. Unfortunately, bad luck struck. 

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Solid Runs Out of Veach, Andretti On Sunday In Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – Andretti Autosport should have had all four cars finish in the top seven in Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Instead, they had three in the top six. They’ll take it though. Alexander Rossi led all but 14 laps in the race en route to the dominating win. But, two other drivers have momentum changing days. 

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INDYCAR Sleepers Shaping Up To Earn Bettors Possibly Tons of Monday This Weekend In Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – If I had some extra cash aside, I wish I did but I don’t, but if I did, the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the ISM Raceway on Saturday night could potentially net me, or someone else wise enough with some extra cash sitting aside to bet on the race, a ton of money. See, the series is rapidly rising up the popularity ranks. But, unfortunately, they’re not quite there yet on the mainstream market. For bettors, well it’s a series that if you have a little bit…

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Marco Andretti To Honor Mario Andretti With Throwback Scheme at Phoenix

INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 98 machine of Andretti-Herta Autosport driver Marco Andretti will feature a special look for the upcoming Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix’s ISM Raceway. In honor of the of 25th Anniversary of Mario Andretti’s last career win, the third-generation driver will race the Oberto Beef Jerky Circle K / Curb Honda in the colors of his grandfather’s 1993 winning car. “We’re really excited to see Oberto back on the car this year. Andretti Autosport has built a strong relationship with them and we’re happy to continue to grow…

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