Andretti Autosport Tag

By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – Alexander Rossi and Will Power led an aggressive and adventurous day of practice on the opening of weekend activities for the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR. Rossi’s best lap of 1 minute, 43.1206 seconds (140.131 mph) in the second of three practice sessions held up as the fastest of any NTT IndyCar Series driver on Road America’s 4.014-mile permanent road course. But it wasn’t easy by any means. In-car cameras showed Rossi battling to maintain control of the No. 27 NAPA AUTORead More
By Road to Indy After a brief hiatus following the traditionally hectic month of May at Indianapolis, all three levels of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder will return to action this weekend, June 21-23, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will all feature a pair of races held in support of the NTT IndyCar Series at the super-fast and challenging 4.014-mile roadRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – The look of disappointment was written all over Alexander Rossi’s face when he emerged from his Andretti Autosport Honda Saturday night in Texas. Having just staged a thrilling battle with Josef Newgarden over the closing laps of the DXC Technology 600, Rossi looked to be in prime position to score his first win in the Lone Star State and break his streak of near-misses that have been haunting him in recent weeks, but had to settle for yet another runner-up finishRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Familiar faces failed to finish Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, a race that was slowed down three times with some exits resulting in huge championship implications. Matheus Leist struggled finding pace and didn’t took long into the race when leader Takuma Sato lapped him. His race would turned its rear ugly head as for the third time this season, Leist failed to see the checkered flag. Unlike his previous retirements, handling issues took his No. 4 ABC Supply ChevroletRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Heading into NTT IndyCar Series qualifying Friday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, both oval ace Will Power and Alexander Rossi were thought to be threats for strong qualifying runs, but instead the two drivers came away disappointed with their starting positions for Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600. Power has won at Texas twice and since August 2016 has been a threat at nearly every oval, with five of his last seven wins coming on oval tracks. After putting up speeds inRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DETROIT — Turn 3 was calamity corner during Sunday’s part of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader weekend at Belle Isle and for one driver it’s where everything went wrong while trying to extend the points lead. NTT IndyCar Series points leader Josef Newgarden was trying to defend what would effectively be third place after the second round of pit stops. Alexander Rossi was right behind him on Lap 33 and James Hinchcliffe had just come out of the pits when Newgarden had to go downRead More
By INDYCAR DETROIT – Alexander Rossi made a statement on practice day for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader weekend, gapping the NTT IndyCar Series field by more than a half-second with his fastest lap. CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX: Combined practice results I Qualifying groups Following three practice sessions on Friday, Rossi sat atop the timesheet with a best lap of 1 minute, 15.1367 seconds (112.595 mph) around the Raceway at Belle Isle’s 2.35-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit. The Andretti Autosport driver and 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner was 0.5274 ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Cars hurtling into Turn 1 at 240 mph, grandstands packed with upwards of 300,000 people, the pomp and circumstance of the pre-race festivities. A race that can turn an average driver into a superstar and boost the career of a driver that is already a superstar into the stratosphere. I had heard the stories about how magical race day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was and how much it means to everyone involved, but for years, the Indianapolis 500 has been an event that I tookRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — With no guarantees of another shot in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, Conor Daly had to make the most of his one opportunity with Andretti Autosport in the Indianapolis 500 and take advantage he did with a 10th place finish. The No. 25 U.S. Air Force Honda turned the fastest lap of the month and started 11th in the 33 car field. After some close action with a few drivers and running as high as second in the last 30 laps, Daly fadedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Alexander Rossi was a man on a mission in Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, but even a passionate drive wasn’t enough to overcome the odds and score a second victory in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The 27-year old has shown grit and determination at Indianapolis in the past, take last year’s thrilling run for example, but this time around a little bit of anger looked to be the fuel that would propel him back to Victory Lane at Indianapolis. Ultimately,Read More