MARCO ANDRETTI NEWS

IndyCar: Tough Break for Marco Andretti Once Again on Oval

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...
Via Race Review Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Strong in Practice and Qualifying at Pocono

Pocono, PA- Andretti Autosport dominated qualifying for last year’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. They swept the front row and were supposed to be the favorites. But, a rough race led them to only one top 10 finish out of the group in 2013. This year, they were hungry to make up for it. In the opening practice session this morning, all four cars were...
Via Race Review Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Can Marco Andretti Win at His Hometown Track Sunday in Pocono?

INDIANAPOLIS- Its been 53 races since third-generation driver Marco Andretti has reached victory lane. He’s been so close many times in the three years since his victory at Iowa Speedway in 2011, but has yet to take the checkered flag first. He hopes to change that this weekend at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. The “Tricky Triangle” is considered his hometown track as he and...
Via Race Review Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Bizarre Weekend in Houston Sees Underdogs Steal Podiums

Houston, TX- We always knew parity was coming on in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Gone are the days of the big three (Penske, Ganassi and Andretti) dominating the podiums and hogging the victory trophies. This weekend in Houston was even more evidence of that. After two complete races, stars like Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti...
Via Race Review Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tough Night for Andretti Autosport in Texas

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- From the highest of highs at Indianapolis to the lowest of lows now for Andretti Autosport two weeks later. In the Indianapolis 500 just 13 days ago, Andretti obviously won the race with Ryan Hunter-Reay, but they put three cars in the top four and four in the top six at the year’s biggest race. It really doesn’t get much better than that for...
Via Race Review Online
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: After Terrific Start, Marco Andretti’s Night Ends as Quick as it Began

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- Marco Andretti barely broke a sweat in tonight’s Firestone 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway as his night ended as quick as it began. Early on, he looked like he would be a contender as he moved from 17th to ninth on the opening lap. His No. 25 Snapple Dallara/Honda was bad fast and was moving up with ease. But, his engine blew just five laps in...
Via Race Review Online
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins first Indy 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American since 2006 to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Hunter-Reay passed Helio Castroneves in a thrilling final lap to win the 2014 Indianapolis 500. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said in Victory Lane before he was joined by his wife and son. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in diapers...
Via Sports-Glory
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Dominates 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- One thing that’s going to be overshadowed in today’s victory is how good the entire organization of Andretti Autosport really did. Yes, Ryan Hunter-Reay took them to victory lane for the first time since 2007 and third time as a whole, but what the rest of the team did was nothing short of amazing. Andretti Autosport had three cars in the top...
Via Race Review Online
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Strong Again in Rain Shortened Day 3 of Indy 500 Practice

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Andretti Autosport showed they were going to be the team to beat on Monday afternoon in Indianapolis 500 practice as they put all five cars in the top 10 of the speeds charts including the top two speeds. Today, it was more Andretti dominance as they flexed their muscle even more at the 2.5-mile track. Four of the top five speeds today belonged...
Via Race Review Online
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

News from INDYCAR: Andretti Autosport Flexes Its Muscles On Busy Day at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, May 12, 2014) – Verizon IndyCar Series drivers made use of every minute at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the second day of practice for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, recording more than three times as many laps as Opening Day. Five of the 30 drivers who participated topped 100 laps on the 2.5-mile oval — half the race distance...
Via On Pit Road
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Strong on Friday at Barber

  IndyCar Media Site LEEDS, Ala- It was a very good Friday at the 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park course for the four-car Andretti Autosport stable. After some drama within the team the last time the Verizon IndyCar Series was on the track at Long Beach, they showed to have put that behind them and dominated today’s dual practice sessions at the scenic 17-turn circuit. Defending...
Via Race Review Online
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Muñoz ready for first full season of IndyCar racing in 2014

After a solid Indy Lights season and a second place finish in the Indianapolis 500, Carlos Muñoz is moving up to the IndyCar Series in 2014 with Andretti Autosport. The Columbian say he is glad to have received the opportunity after that solid performance at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “That race just give me the opportunity to be here, no, in a full season,” he commented....
Via On Pit Road
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Andretti Autosport unviels 2014 cars, sponsors

At the team’s shop in Indianapolis, Andretti Autosport officially confirmed its four car in the IndyCar Series lineup of Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz. Michael Andretti, team owner, president and CEO, also announced that the team will field a car in Global Rallycross events with Volkswagon backing, but did not elaborate on the details. Marco...
Via Formula 1 Blog
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Andretti to race Global RallyCross with Volkswagen

Andretti Autosport will compete in Global Rallycross events this year representing Volkswagen. Michael Andretti will release more details about his GRC plans at a later date. He spent Monday detailing the 2014 lineup for the rest of his programs, including a four-car IndyCar lineup. The organization will also field two cars in Indy Lights and two in the Pro Mazda Series. Andretti...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Andretti adds Munoz to IndyCar lineup for 2014 season

Andretti Autosport will add Carlos Munoz to its IndyCar lineup next season. Munoz will join Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay on the four-car team. Andretti said sponsorship will be announced for the Colombian at a later date. Munoz made his IndyCar debut in the Indianapolis 500. He started from the front row and finished second. He was a replacement driver...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Carlos Munoz Lands Ride with Andretti Autosport

Indianapolis, IN- The 2013 Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year has found a home for the 2014 IndyCar Series season. Carlos Munoz, who nearly won this past May’s Indianapolis 500, was promoted from full time Indy Lights driver to a fourth seat with Andretti Autosport next season. Munoz has raced the past two years in Indy Lights with Andretti where he won six times in 24 starts...
Via Race Review Online
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Andretti adds Carlos Munoz to IndyCar lineup

Andretti Autosport will add Carlos Munoz to its IndyCar lineup next season. Munoz will join Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay on the four-car team. Andretti said sponsorship will be announced for the Colombian at a later date. Munoz made his IndyCar debut in the Indianapolis 500. He started from the front row and finished second. He was a replacement driver...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Hinchcliffe returning to Andretti

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Hinchcliffe returns to IndyCar for 2014 with new sponsor, Honda to power cars

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...
Via Formula 1 Blog
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Andretti doesn't believe it's easy working for dad

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Switches to Honda Power for 2014

Fontana, CA- It’s been a weird silly season in IndyCar. 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...
Via Race Review Online
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Andretti re-signs Marco Andretti

After an offseason spent recommitting himself to racing, Marco Andretti was rewarded with the best season of his IndyCar career. Although he didn't make it to the winner's circle -- he's got one more chance in Saturday night's season finale at Auto Club Speedway -- he'll return to Andretti Autosport next season to make another run at an IndyCar championship and...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Andretti Autosport re-signs Marco Andretti

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Carlos Munoz close to deal with Andretti Autosport for 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- Juan Pablo Montoya made it clear today that he has turned down an offer to join Andretti Autosport for the 2014 Izod IndyCar Series season. The 1999 CART champion and 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner has decided he will stay in NASCAR despite not having a ride yet for next season. Montoya was told he would not return to Earnhardt/Ganassi Racing next year after seven...
Via Race Review Online
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Struggling This Weekend in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD- It’s been a rare tough weekend on track for the entire Andretti Autosport group. The four-car team has struggled in all three practice sessions and none of the cars advanced to the Firestone Fast Six session in today’s qualifying round. Usually, Andretti Autosport cars perform very well in Andretti promoted events. Andretti Sports Marketing has put on events in...
Via Race Review Online
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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