By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer
The No. 98 entry for Andretti-Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian in the IndyCar Series just scored a new business partner entering the car as driver Marco Andretti has become the second owner-driver in IndyCar racing.
The No. 98 U.S. Concrete Honda will be entered by the newly-renamed entity Andretti-Herta Autosport with Marco Andretti and Curb-Agajanian.
“I’m happy and proud to invest back into the team that I have been with for 13 seasons and counting,” said Andretti in a team statement. “I truly believe this is the best team out there and I’m looking forward to a fun, competitive future with the U.S. Concrete No. 98 family.”
This could create an interesting dynamic with Marco competing as a team owner opposite and yet in conjunction with his father, Michael Andretti.
“I’m proud to see Marco looking beyond the racing seat and taking a vested interest in not just his car entry, but the future of motorsport that can one day take him beyond his driving career,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti in a team release. “Marco has many driving years ahead of him and many victories yet to come but is continuing to see the big picture of racing and that will in turn make him a stronger competitor all around.”
Andretti Autosport’s other three entries remain unchanged with Zach Veach still piloting the No. 26 entry, Alexander Rossi will be in the No. 27 entry while Ryan Hunter-Reay will be in the No. 28 Honda. The 2019 IndyCar season will start on the streets of St. Petersburg on March 10th.