Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 1/7/15
Newton, IA- The ovals have been heartbreaking for Marco Andretti this season. At the first oval race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Marco Andretti finished third. Despite being a good day, he was gutted as he thought he had the car to win that day. At Texas two weeks later, his bad luck struck. After moving through the field very quickly in the opening laps going from an impressive 17th to ninth on the first lap of action, his engine blew on his No. 25 Snapple Dallara/Honda after only five laps. Then tonight at Iowa, he was running in the top 10 for most of the night but once again the Pennsylvania native’s engine blew again on Lap 231 of the 300 lap event. Last week at Pocono he finished ninth but was disappointed as he wanted to win at his hometown track so bad. Now, his championship hopes are diminishing quickly. This was his third finish outside the top 10 since Indy as he’s yet to nab a top five since the 500. Something has got to change for him and his Andretti Autosport team. Everyone thought they’d be a favorite tonight including Marco but he’s left with his third finish outside the top 10 at the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway in nine starts. Eric Smith is the Lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. He’s covered both NASCAR and IndyCar action since 2010 and has been credentialed to many races around the country. He’s also recognized as an accredited member of the media by both NASCAR and IndyCar. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru The post IndyCar: Tough Break for Marco Andretti Once Again on Oval appeared first on .
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