Marco Andretti Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Marco Andretti will pilot the No. 98 U.S. Concrete Honda for this year’s 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 with  a tribute livery celebrating the 50th anniversary his grandfather Mario’s victory of the iconic race in 1969. The Andretti-Herta Autosport with Marco and Curb-Agajanian entry has No. 98 styled similarly to the font used by the No. 2 on Mario’s entry from 1969 and has the numbers on the flick-ups in front of the rear wheels instead of on the rear wing itself. “I’m really happyRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The opening day of NTT IndyCar Series practice for this weekend’s running of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park was a bit treacherous, to say the least. With overcast skies and rain threatening during the first of two scheduled practice sessions, several drivers found themselves making off track excursions on the mix of wet and dry pavement around the 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course, bringing out a number of red flags in the process. When all was said andRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Friday for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg had many interesting happenings across all the INDYCAR system so let’s take a look from the top down. In the NTT IndyCar Series practice sessions, Felix Rosenqvist led the first session in his first race for Chip Ganassi Racing in the No. 10 NTT Data Honda. The Swede was ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay in the first session but Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 Andretti Autosports DHL Honda led the second session. What’s more odd is thatRead More
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By INDYCAR ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – Taking advantage of racing in their home state, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Spencer Pigot set the pace in practice as the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season opened at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG: Practice 1 I Practice 2 I Combined practice results Hunter-Reay was fastest overall in Friday’s two practices, turning a lap of 1 minute, 0.8969 of a second (106.409 mph) on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary circuit that encompasses city streets and a runway of Albert Whitted Airport. His standard-setting lapRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the NTT IndyCar Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into the 2019 season opener at St. Petersburg on March 10. Age: 31 Team: Andretti Herta Autosport Years in IndyCar: 13 Career Wins: 2 Career Podiums: 20 Marco Andretti’s 2018 campaign was a step in the right direction after changes were made that saw him move from his father Michael Andretti’s main team to Bryan Herta’s single-car alliance, and results showed. More importantly, it allowed Marco to focus onRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After a difficult 2018 that included a pieced-together Indianapolis 500 ride, a NASCAR race with a sponsor that took its logos off the car following a PR storm involving his father and some dirt midget racing that didn’t end as expected, Conor Daly now has his best shot to perform well at the Indianapolis 500. Daly announced today that he will attempt to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport in the No. 25 USAF Recruiting Services Honda to complete an all-American lineup alongsideRead More

Posted On November 29, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2018 IndyCar Driver Review: Alexander Rossi

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the second-place finisher, Alexander Rossi. Alexander Rossi, No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda 2018: 2nd in the championship  Wins: 3, Top 5: 10, Top 10: 14, Poles: 3, Laps Led: 415 Best Finish: 1st (Long Beach, Mid-Ohio, Pocono) Alexander Rossi’s 2018 IndyCar season can best be described as a roller coaster ride. From an incident in St. Petersburg, to a comeback in Phoenix, to aRead More
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 bestRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list continues with the ninth-place finisher, Marco Andretti. Marco Andretti, No. 98 U.S. Concrete Honda 2018: 9th in the championship  Wins: 0, Top 5: 2, Top 10: 8, Poles: 1, Laps Led: 22 Best Finish: 4th (Detroit – Race 1) Marco Andretti quietly put together a solid season, which saw him return to the top 10 in the championship standings for the first time since 2015. The third-generationRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Marco Andretti enjoyed a quiet and solid fifth-place finish in Sunday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma. The 31-year-old Pennsylvanian remained under the radar for much of the 85-lap contest as his Andretti Autosport teammates drew much of the attention with Ryan Hunter-Reay taking the victory, and Alexander Rossi battling for a championship. That combination allowed Andretti to quietly parlay a fourth-place start on the grid into his second top five finish of the year. After participating in his first Firestone Fast Six during Saturday’s qualifying, Andretti hadRead More