Michael Andretti Tag

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
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Marco Andretti has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with Andretti-Herta Autosport, with partner U.S. Concrete also signed as lead primary sponsor to stay with the team. The 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series season will mark the 14th consecutive for the 31-year-old Pennsylvanian, who will continue to pilot the No. 98 Honda entry featuring the red, grey and white colors of the Dallas-based concrete company. “It’s great to be able to announce this extension for 2019 and beyond,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “Our companiesRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Sebastien Bourdais has never won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, but has had a strong car all weekend ahead of Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 for the Verizon IndyCar Series where the Frenchman will start 24th (last) after causing a red flag in the first round of qualifying. Bourdais drives for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser/Sullivan, one of the smallest teams in the IndyCar paddock but one of the most competitive as he has two of the more experienced engineers in the paddock workingRead More

Posted On February 22, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Rediscovering IndyCar Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer January 23, 2008. I was in my dorm room at Louisiana State University visiting speedtv.com to look up the motorsports news from the day. A Robin Miller headline immediately stopped my scrolling. CHAMP CAR: Tony George Makes an Offer for Unity Eyes widened, I clicked and read, finding numerous quotes that were smile-inducing. “We’ve got to find a way to make a deal with Tony George,” said 1996 CART champion Jimmy Vasser. “I was never consulted on anything that had to do with the Speedway butRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Andretti Autosport announced on Friday that Ruoff Home Mortgage has returned and will be the primary sponsor for the No. 98 Andretti-Herta Autosport Honda entry for two Verizon IndyCar Series events this upcoming season. Marco Andretti will carry the sponsor’s blue, green and white colors at the season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg and in July at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The return comes after Takuma Sato (now with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing) drove the sponsor into Victory Lane in last year’s Indianapolis 500Read More

Posted On September 13, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Zach Veach to Drive for Andretti Autosport in 2018

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Zach Veach is coming home. After racing with Andretti Autosport in the Mazda Road to Indy in 2010-2014, the Ohio native will compete full time for the Indianapolis-based team in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series. Veach will be piloting the No. 26 Honda replacing the departing Takuma Sato in a four car lineup. Sponsors are yet to be announced. “I’ve been thinking about this day since St. Petersburg in 2010 when I sat beside Michael Andretti announcing that I’d be competing inRead More
The partnership that has claimed five Indianapolis 500 victories will remain intact as Andretti Autosport announced today that the team will return to Verizon IndyCar Series competition in 2018 with Honda-powered machines as part of a multi-year agreement. “It’s no secret that we’ve been weighing this decision for a while now,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “We’ve had strong relationships and have marked milestones with both manufacturers, but we’re pleased to continue our Honda partnership. We have a great history of success with Honda and I have no doubtRead More
By Takuma Sato, Driver Columnist In his fifth column for Motorsports Tribune, Takuma Sato takes us inside the cockpit on how he won the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, the second consecutive for Andretti Autosport. He also carried that momentum into the Detroit doubleheader with two solid top five finishes and now sits third in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings as they ready for this weekend’s race at Texas. The Final Run to Victory It’s all about timing and it worked out perfectly. There was 22 laps to goRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer The Month of May 2017 has now come and gone. Andretti Autosport’s Takuma Sato will see his image added to the Borg-Warner Trophy after coming home victorious in the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights. 1 ) A Popular Win  Sometimes you hear the saying, “It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy,” and that holds true in this case. Sato is certainly one of the nicest guys in the paddock, despite thatRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Alexander Rossi was trying to secure a drive in Formula One when Michael Andretti reached out in February 2016 with a possibility of a ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series. To that point, what might have been his crowning achievement was winning the 2008 Formula BMW World Final over future Formula One driver Esteban Gutierrez, Macau Grand Prix and European F3 champion and Masters of Formula 3 winner Daniel Juncadella, as well as fellow Indianapolis 500 competitor Gabby Chaves. ThreeRead More