Andretti Autosport Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Over half a day removed from a insane Iowa INDYCAR 250, the 23 NTT IndyCar Series competitors were back in the saddle for a one hour practice session in preparation for tonight’s second 250-lap race at Iowa Speedway. Under very hot and windy conditions, it was two-time Iowa winner Josef Newgarden who set the fastest pace at 170.199 mph. Behind Newgarden was his Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and rounding out the top-five was Takuma Sato. The defending INDYCAR champion will haveRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer As the old saying goes – Lap 1, Turn 1 creates chaos. The old phrase came at full song when Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal became victims of Will Power’s aggressive moves in Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The first one out was Hunter-Reay, who was sandwiched between Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal before getting drilled by Power in Turn 1. The “wrecking ball” move as Hunter-Reay described it, sent him out of control and wound up stuck in the gravel which endedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor It has been a rough start to the 2020 NTT Indycar Series season for Alexander Rossi, but Sunday at Road America, things started to turn the corner with a much-needed podium finish – his first since late last year. Classifying his start to the season as “nightmarish”, Rossi started the season off with mechanical issues both before and during the race at Texas, resulting in a 15th place finish on the 1.5-mile oval and the bad luck continued as the season progressed into Indianapolis and RoadRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Doubleheader madness is about to kick the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series up a notch as Road America will be the first of three venues hosting two races on a single race weekend with the others being Iowa Speedway (July 17-18) and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (September 19-20). That in mind, it’ll be a hellacious time period for the competitors who’ve already dealt with multiple challenges ranging from the Aeroscreen making cars much warmer to finding ways of stopping the magnificent trio of Mike Hull, Michael CannonRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Team Penske’s Will Power led the way during Friday’s 90-minute practice session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course with a time of 69.9487 seconds, the only man to go clock in under 70 seconds. Power’s No. 12 Verizon Wireless Chevrolet didn’t start off the session to his liking, but eventually were able to provide a real good machine that led to his flying lap. The three-time GMR Grand Prix winner said the hot weekend in Speedway, Indiana will definitely make things tough for the 26-carRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Despite rotten luck at the start of Saturday night’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway that had him fighting from behind early, Ryan Hunter-Reay was able to right the ship and bring home an eighth-place finish when the checkered flag flew. The driver of the No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda started the day off with trouble in practice, making contact with the outside wall in Turn 2, but his team was able to get the car repaired in time for qualifying, where he laid down theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s been a long time coming for Andretti Autosport Zach Veach to have an all-around strong race performance, finishing fourth in Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. The moment his No. 26 Gainbridge Honda rolled off the transporter for the one-day show, Veach was one of the more consistently faster cars out there. It was highlighted with a fifth-place qualifying start, one spot shy of being the fastest Andretti car on the 24-car grid. Once the race rolled along, that vital starting position played aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The bid of defending the No. 1 plate starts off right for Josef Newgarden, who set a two-lap average of 215.740 mph to claim pole position for tonight’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. As the last guy out for qualifying, Newgarden felt like his XPEL Chevrolet had the pace to be fastest as he took down five-time series NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, whose average speed was 215.638 mph. There was a bit of hesitation from Newgarden if he can fully execute the poleRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “The Month of May” has arrived, but it’ll be pure silence this year as there won’t be an Indianapolis 500 in that glorious month for the first time since 1945. Former Indy 500 winners Tony Kanaan and Alexander Rossi explained during Friday’s video conference that it’s already affected them, knowing that the COVID-19 health crisis has dampened the spirits for them and the rest of the NTT IndyCar Series. However, the anticipated wait has shifted towards “The Month of August,” which both agreed it has theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The third round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge takes a virtual visit to the Irish Hills of Michigan International Speedway Saturday with the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Ryan Hunter-Reay making their league debuts. It’s also the first time Michigan and Indy car racing are mentioned in the same breath since 2007 when the sport last ran the real-life two-mile circuit. Tony Kanaan scored the victory on what was an unforgettable day for Andretti Autosport (then known as Andretti Green Racing). Although Kanaan ate someRead More