Given his family's checkered history in the Indianapolis 500, Michael Andretti understands better than anybody why his son, Marco, was so frustrated during Sunday's race.
And as a race car driver, Andretti knows there's only one way for his son to get over a growing sense of frustration at Indy. It's something Michael wasn't able to do himself as a driver: Win it.
''You're still human,'' Michael Andretti said Tuesday, during a test session for the June 15-16 IndyFest at the Milwaukee Mile. ''And until it happens, he's going to be that way. And once it happens, I think you'll see a different person. It's just that way. I know it was that way with me. You can talk until you're blue in the face, but that pressure and everything that you have there is just going to be there.''
Marco Andretti led 59 laps Sunday, more than any other driver. But he got shuffled back in the field by an ill-timed caution flag after a pit stop. Then he crashed on lap 188, ending his day.
Before the crash,...