MARCO ANDRETTI NEWS

VICS: Indy 500 Grid-a-tology, Version 3.0

Not much involving what has happened so far since the conclusion of the Phoenix Grand Prix in March has influenced any significant changes on the Indy 500 Grid-a-tology list. With road and street circuit competition being the top concerns instead of oval-related action and with major questions still to be addressed on the level of Honda’s challenge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...
Via On Pit Road
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Pagenaud Tops Morning Warm-Up

Simon Pagenaud, driver of the No.22 PPG Automotive Finishes Chevrolet was the fastest in morning warm up ahead of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama with a 01:08.021. Graham Rahal, driver of the No.15 Steak and Shake Honda, was second and the fastest Honda of warm up with a 01:08.085. Chevy Drivers Scott Dixon, Will Power and Sebastian Bourdias were third through fifth, followed...
Via On Pit Road
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Marco Andretti Looks to Get Season Back on Track in Barber

Marco Andretti, driver of the No. 27 HHGregg/Snapple Honda, is looking forward to turning his season around at Barber Motorsports Park. Andretti hasn’t started the season off to well as he finished 15th at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, because of an aggressive move he made trying to pass another car which caused him to spin. He also suffered some damage to the nose...
Via On Pit Road
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Honda frantically trying to catch Chevrolet before Indy 500

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Honda Racing stuck with its longtime tradition of gathering its IndyCar drivers the day after the Grand Prix of Long Beach for visits to three of its California offices. They had little to celebrate Monday, though, not after Honda was smoked by rival manufacturer Chevrolet for the third time this season. Chevrolet claimed its third win in three IndyCar races...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Visor cam: Ride with IndyCar driver Marco Andretti around Long Beach

Tight streets and a storied history lead many racing fans to consider the Long Beach street circuit the Monaco of IndyCar. And, after riding along with Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti for just five minutes around the circuit with Visor Cam, it’s not hard to see why. Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach, which will start shortly after 4:30 p.m. ET, will see the 2016...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Marco Andretti Looking To Bounce Back From Rough Start at Long Beach

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has been a track that has been good and bad for Marco Andretti, driver of the No.27 United Fiber & Data/Snapple Honda for Andretti Autosports. He has raced in the event six times previously, and when he takes the green flag on Sunday afternoon, it will be his seventh. Andretti’s first race at Long Beach was in 2009, where he finished...
Via On Pit Road
19 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Marco Andretti Tops Indy Test as Teams Learn Valuable Test New Aerokits

Fifteen of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers tested today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The test was so that teams and drivers could assess the new configurations of both the Chevrolet and Honda superspeedway aerodynamic kits. More than 500 laps were turned between all fifteen drivers who were also trying to dodge the intermittent rain that was affecting area. As a result...
Via On Pit Road
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Andretti Autosport adds Bell for fifth Indy 500 car

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Andretti Autosport is adding Townsend Bell to drive its fifth car at the Indianapolis 500. Bell will join Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Carlos Munoz and Alexander Rossi in the 100th running of the Indy 500 on May 29. Bell has raced in numerous series, including CART, IndyCar, American LeMans and the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. He currently works...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Andretti Rejoins Forces With United Fiber and Data

A familiar sponsor to current IndyCar fans will once again be featured on Andretti Autosport’s most followed entry in four races this season, including this weekend’s Phoenix Grand Prix, the first major event for open wheel cars in the state of Arizona since 2005. United Fiber and Data, a provider of fiber networking and broadband solutions, will sponsor Marco Andretti’s...
Via On Pit Road
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Bell Expected To Join Andretti For Indy

The most accomplished driver amongst the current group of Indianapolis 500 one-off runners is expected to take the reigns this May, of perhaps the most competitive he has ever driven at the Brickyard. According to reports, Townsend Bell, a regular in the GT Daytona division of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship circuit and also known as an analyst on NBC Sports Network...
Via On Pit Road
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Andretti Autosport Looks For Success in Season Opener

Finally we have the first race of the 2016 IndyCar season upon us and no other team is more ready for it then Andretti Autosport. The team enters the year with four teams, following a key game changer during the off-season. Right before the season started Andretti merged with Bryan Herta and together they will fieled the No. 98 car driven by F1 driver Alexander Rossi. Andretti...
Via On Pit Road
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: HHGREGG AND ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR KEY RACES IN 2016

03.07.16 The partnership portfolio at Andretti Autosport continues to grow with the addition of Indianapolis-based hhgregg, a home appliance, electronics, and furniture retailer that operates stores across 20 states. The first appearance for the brand will come through primary sponsorship of Marco Andretti and the No. 27 hhgregg/Snapple car for the April 24 Grand Prix of Alabama...
Via On Pit Road
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Marco Andretti Happy to be Back at Phoenix

Marco Andretti was last at Phoenix International Raceway back in November when he took part in a test session. Andretti has returned this weekend as part of the promoter’s test ahead of their race in April. “I love this place. I always have,” he said. “I even drove the old configuration back when I started, which makes me feel pretty old. That was like 2005. Yeah, I mean...
Via On Pit Road
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Marco Andretti Leads Friday Night Test Session at Phoenix International Raceway

In the second session of the day for the Verizon IndyCar Series test at Phoenix International Raceway, Marco Andretti would top the charts with a lap of 19.6038 seconds. Andretti is hoping to have a better season this year that sees him return to victory lane as he hasn’t won a race since 2011 while finishing ninth in points the past two years. “I love this place. I always have...
Via On Pit Road
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: ALEXANDER ROSSI TO PILOT NO. 98 HONDA FOR ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT

02.23.16 Alexander Rossi will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2016 with Andretti Autosport. Rossi, who will make the transition from the FIA Formula 1 World Championship to IndyCar, will pilot the No. 98 Honda. Rossi makes his transition to IndyCar official with a rookie test day March 1 at Sebring International Raceway. “I’m very much looking forward to making my IndyCar...
Via On Pit Road
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

INDYCAR News and Notes – Feb. 23, 2016

1. Rossi fills out Andretti Autosport driver quartet for 2016 2. All teams ready for first full test of season 3. Firestone creates Indy 500 tire design commemorating its winners 4. Of note 1. Rossi fills out Andretti Autosport driver quartet for 2016: Alexander Rossi has been named as the fourth driver to compete for Andretti Autosport in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series. The 24...
Via On Pit Road
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: BUTTERBALL RETURNS WITH ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT, EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP

02.17.16 U.S. based food corporation Butterball has expanded its relationship with four-time Verizon IndyCar Series championship team Andretti Autosport, marking 2016 the third year for the successful partnership. Butterball, which accounts for approximately 20 percent of total turkey production in the country, will see its deliciously familiar branding on the No. 28 Honda piloted...
Via On Pit Road
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Marco Andretti is engaged to Polish model

IndyCar driver Marco Andretti is engaged to be married to Polish model Marta Krupa.Andretti announced the engagement to his girlfriend on Twitter.
Via Fox Sports
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Marco Andretti Talks Carrying Andretti Name, Indianapolis 500 and More

When Marco Andretti was old enough to realize he was an Andretti, he also noticed that people also started to treat him differently. Notably, being the son of Michael Andretti and the grandson of Mario Andretti, there are some big shoes to fill in the motorsports world. Though beyond that, the Andretti name is familiar around the world, with people who don’t even follow IndyCar...
Via On Pit Road
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti, Hinchcliffe among drivers at Phoenix test

Just a few days after NASCAR Sprint Cup's rain-plagued contest that determined the final four drivers in NASCAR's championship race, it was the Verizon IndyCar Series turn to hit the 1.0-mile Phoenix International Raceway. Several Verizon IndyCar Series teams participated in a test session for the Phoenix Grand Prix on April 2 - the first IndyCar race at PIR since 2005.Marco Andretti...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

INDYCAR News and Notes – Nov. 17, 2015

1. Munoz Returning to Andretti Autosport in 2016 2. Road America Virtual Race Has Drivers’ Engines Revving 3. Mario Andretti Makes Pit Stop on ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ 4. Canadian Race Broadcasts Show Marked Growth 5. Of Note 1. Munoz Returning to Andretti Autosport in 2016: Carlos Munoz will return to the No. 26 Honda with Andretti Autosport for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series...
Via On Pit Road
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Andretti honors Wilson with Golden Gate ride, replacement driver named

  Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale. Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that series veteran Oriol Servia will drive Wilson's No. 25 Honda at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. Wilson died Monday, a day after a piece of debris from another car struck him in the head at Pocono Raceway. "Justin was a true racer and advocate to our sport," team...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay victorious in crash-marred race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pennsylvania – It was an extremely bittersweet day for Andretti Autosport as Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono under caution while teammate Justin Wilson suffered an apparent serious injury when he was struck in the head by debris from a crash late in the race. Sage Karam lost control of his car coming out of the exit of Turn 1 and slammed hard...
Via Fox Sports
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: 'This is a must win for us,' says Marco Andretti

LONG POND, Pennsylvania – Marco Andretti may have a mathematical chance of contending for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, but even he realizes the numbers may not add up for him. He enters Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono International Raceway seventh in the standings, 87 points behind the leader, Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya. With just two races remaining...
Via Fox Sports
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Marco Andretti on Future F1 career: ‘I Would Definitely Take a Strong Look at it.’

The infamous Andretti name has been on an open wheel grid for as long as most race fans can remember. Standing as one of the most recognizable American racing names in the world, would 28-year-old Marco ever consider bringing the name back to F1? “Formula 1 is still the cream of the crop for me,” he stated. “Having said that, it would be tough to leave because I feel like I...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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