Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 11/8/14

SPARTA, KY - JULY 31: Marco Andretti (L) driver of the # 26 Meijer Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda chats with his teammate Tony Kanaan during a delay in practice for the IRL IndyCar Series Meijer Indy 300 on July 31, 2009 at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE- Prior to the green flag in the Izod IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile, Marco Andretti looked to be the favorite. The third-generation driver was the fastest in both practice sessions on Friday and backed that up with the pole for today’s race with a new track record speed. Andretti wanted to win this race so bad to give his father Michael Andretti a win on Fathers Day weekend. His dad as we all know is the team owner of Andretti Autosport and his marketing group Andretti Sports Marketing promotes the race at Milwaukee. It was a perfect storm for Marco as he had all of that, a great car and the guy he was chasing down for the championship Helio Castroneves starting 18th on a track he typically struggles at. Andretti got off to a great start and led the first 61 laps of the race. That’s where his dominance this weekend ended. His crew gave him a bad first pit stop then after moving his way back through the field his No. 25 RC Cola Chevrolet developed a mechanical issue. The issue saw him stall on the backstretch on Lap 97 and brought out the third caution of the day. His crew would get the car fixed momentarily as Andretti improved up to 20th before calling it quits. To make matters worse, Castroneves had a great day and finished second to stretch out his points lead over Andretti to 50 as Marco dropped from second to third in the standings heading to next weekend’s race at Iowa Speedway. Eric Smith is the Lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru The post IndyCar: Rough Afternoon Leads to Bad Points Day for Marco Andretti at Milwaukee appeared first on Race Review Online.
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