Posted October 17, 2013 on
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Andretti Autosport tells The Associated Press it has re-signed Marco Andretti to drive the No. 25 next season with sponsorship from Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
The signing of Andretti is not a surprise, but kicks off what could be a busy weekend of announcements for owner Michael Andretti at the final IndyCar race of the season.
The team is expected to announce a manufacturer switch to Honda, and could have driver James Hinchcliffe re-signed before Saturday night's finale at Auto Club Speedway.
Andretti, a third-generation racer, goes into the finale ranked fifth in the standings. He has a career-best 14 top-10 finishes this season, two poles and is closing in on 1,000 laps led.
It's not clear which Dr Pepper Snapple brand will adorn Andretti's car next season. He carried RC Cola the last two years.
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After an offseason spent recommitting himself to racing, Marco Andretti was rewarded with the best season of his IndyCar career.
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Marco Andretti saw the tweets that feigned surprise at the two-year contract extension he signed with his father's race team.
He figured that was going to be the reaction when he agreed to return to Andretti Autosport for a ninth season. When you drive for your dad, everybody thinks you've got it pretty easy.
But Andretti insisted he has to earn his place in the lineup...
James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport in 2014 with sponsorship from United Fiber & Data.
The team, meanwhile, will switch from Chevrolet to Honda.
The manufacturer change to Honda announced before Saturday night's season finale at Auto Club Speedway had been expected after rival Chip Ganassi said two weeks ago he was moving to Chevrolet.
The re-signing of...
Andretti Autosport has confirmed today that James Hinchcliffe will return to the cockpit of the #27 car for next season and telecom company United Fiber and Data will be the primary sponsor of the car. UFD will also be an associate sponsor for Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay.
“We saw how great with he was as a brand ambassador,” said Bill Hines of UFD. “We want to piggyback...
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After countless driver changes and a big manufacturer change a few weeks ago when Chip Ganassi announced he would switch to Chevrolet power starting in 2014, rumors starting swirling that Andretti Autosport would then change to Honda.
That news was confirmed today at Auto Club Speedway when Michael Andretti announced his organization...