Marco Andretti Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Not even before taking the green flag, mayhem happened in Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway where a crash took out three Andretti Autosport entries. With weather being a concern, the 23-car field were about to take the green flag for the 200-lap event, but at the back half of the field is where things went awry due to the competition checking up. Alex Palou went underneath Rossi where a few seconds later, Rossi got hit in the back byRead More

Posted On August 21, 2020By Luis TorresIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pato O’Ward Tops Carb Day Practice

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward set the fastest pace at 225.355 mph to top Friday’s Carb Day practice for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The 21-year-old ran 84 laps as he’ll look to shine at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, not only aiming for Rookie of the Year honors, but perhaps also the famed Borg-Warner Trophy. “I think it’s just been really important to try and get the best car under us for race day,” said O’Ward. I think traffic running is going to be key.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The time has come. The Greatest Spectacle in Racing is near and while many folks want to commentate about the obvious absence of fans in the stands, there’s still a few things they can look forward to in the 104th renewal of the Indianapolis 500. For the first time since 1987, an Andretti will lead the field to the green flag as Marco, who’ll be competing in his 15th Indy 500, is hoping to cap off an amazing month at IMS with a Borg-Warner Trophy. Should he winRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief After a dramatic pole-winning performance on Sunday afternoon, Marco Andretti followed it up by going fastest in post qualifying practice for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The 33-year-old from Nazareth, Pennsylvania arrived late to the 2.5-hour session, but made an impact with a flying lap of 224.122 mph to go to the top of the scoring pylon in the final minutes of the session. The No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco & Curb-Agajanian Honda completed only 27 laps. Three-time Indy 500 winner HelioRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Marco Andretti captured pole for next Sunday’s 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 (2: 30 p.m. ET on NBC). Piloting the No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport Honda, Andretti was the last driver to go out in the Fast Nine shootout and put together a four-lap average of 231.068 mph on the 2.5-mile superspeedway to unseat five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) from the top spot by a narrow 0.017 of a second. It’s the sixth pole of Andretti’s career and eclipses his previous bestRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Marco Andretti vaulted to the top of the leaderboard on the opening round of qualifying for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. An unfavorable draw of 28th, Andretti went out during the heat of the day when track conditions were at their toughest. Despite the obstacle, he powered the No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco & Curb-Agajanian Honda to a four-lap average of 231.351 mph. Additionally, he was one of only two drivers to break 232 mph, doing so on the opening of hisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Where a driver rolls of in line for qualifying has never been so vital than this year’s Indianapolis 500 as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato will be the first two guys out for tomorrow’s qualifying session, beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET. Drawing took place 15 minutes after the six-plus hour Fast Friday practice session concluded as drivers and team representatives came up to the stage based on where they ended up in practice. Once they were on stage, they grabbed a coinRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Marco Andretti put down a flying lap of 233.491 mph to pace ‘Fast Friday’ practice for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The 33-year-old from Nazareth, Pennsylvania enjoyed the extra 80 horsepower boost provided to teams for the day’s practice, which will also be used for this weekend’s round of qualifying to set the field of 33. The addition of the boost, along with cooler track conditions and the aid of a tow propelled the No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco & Curb-Agajanian HondaRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Marco Andretti started his “Month of August” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a positive opening day, setting the second fastest overall speed at 224.345 mph during Wednesday’s practice. While it was a strong outing for his Andretti Autosport teammates with James Hinchcliffe fastest overall (224.526 mph) and Ryan Hunter-Reay fourth (223.431 mph), Andretti is simply focusing on the bigger picture with hopes of finally capturing the Borg-Warner Trophy next Sunday. It didn’t meant Andretti wasn’t satisfied with his speed right out of the gate as heRead 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