Michael Andretti Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Since 1965, the Andretti family name has become synonymous to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Outside the years of 1979, 1996-2000, 2004-05, at least one has competed in the Indianapolis 500. Those keeping score, that’s 49 of out the last 58 years. For Marco Andretti, it’ll be his 16th start in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, equaling his father Michael’s starts. This bears the question of how much longer until the Andretti name no longer competes at Indy as a driver? During Indy 500 MediaRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Three years removed from one of the more recent heartbreaks in Indianapolis 500 history, Stefan Wilson is back for vengeance. Andretti Autosport confirmed Tuesday that he’ll pilot the No. 25 LOHLA SPORT Honda in the 105th Indianapolis 500. That brings up the car total to six cars for owner Michael Andretti. Michael stated in a press release that he’s excited to welcome Stefan back, but also the arrival of LOHLA SPORT. The company has been around since January and right out of the gate, it’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “The Mayor of Hinchtown” will once again have a larger presence in the NTT IndyCar Series grid as James Hinchcliffe will run the entire 17-race schedule in Andretti Autosport’s No. 29 Honda-powered entry. Genesys also returns with the driver/team pairing as they’ve expanded their involvement in the sport, going from three races (Texas, Indy GP and Indy 500) last year to now 10, including the 105th Indianapolis 500. Team Chairman and CEO Michael Andretti is really excited having both Hinchcliffe and Genesys, knowing how they’veRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After 15 full seasons in the NTT IndyCar Series, Marco Andretti announced on social media Friday he’ll scale back on racing this year. The 33-year-old carefully thought about his future as a racer, including speaking with his father Michael Andretti until deciding now it’s time to hit the reset button. “I appreciate (Michael’s) openness and for allowing me the flexibility to map out my own course going forward,” said Marco. “I am fortunate to be in a position at Andretti Autosport to run the fullRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A brand new number and a brand new colors for Colton Herta became Tuesday morning’s headline as he’ll be moving to the No. 26 Andretti Autosport entry in 2021 with Gainbridge as his primary sponsor. Following a season that can be best described as forgettable for the race team, Herta was the gem of the squad with a triumphant win at Mid-Ohio Race No. 2 and subsequent third-place points finish. A strong 2020 campaign was something Michael Andretti couldn’t ignore and by putting Herta inRead More
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
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
By David Morgan, Associate Editor After an uncertain offseason, James Hinchcliffe will be back behind the wheel in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020, albeit on a part-time basis. On Wednesday, Hinchcliffe and Andretti Autosport announced that the 33-year old Canadian would be piloting the No. 29 Honda for three races, starting with the Indianapolis Grand Prix on May 9, followed by the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, and the June 6 race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Andretti entry will carry sponsorship from Genesys, which hasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer One of the top rising American open wheel stars has found a home in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires as reigning Indy Pro 2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood will run for Andretti Autosport this season. Kirkwood will pilot the No. 28 car that was driven by last year’s Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew, who graduated to the NTT IndyCar Series, driving full-time for Arrow McLaren SP. The 21-year-old Floridian said he’s hoping to deliver similar success with Andretti after feeling the pairing was meant to beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series paddock hasn’t seen the last of Conor Daly this season as he’ll be back with Andretti Autosport for the finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca late September. Daly will be driving the fifth AA entry, piloting the No. 25 U.S. Air Force Honda for the second time this season after putting on a stellar 10th place performance in the 103rd Indianapolis 500. “I couldn’t be more excited to get back to my road course routes and take on Laguna Seca with AndrettiRead More