Marco Andretti
American open-wheel racing driver
Marco Andretti
Marco Michael Andretti is an American auto racing driver who drives the #25 car for Andretti Autosport in the IndyCar Series. He is the third generation of the famous Andretti racing family.
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IndyCar - Andretti merges with Herta for four-car team
Yahoo News - about 1 year
- Michael Andretti's IndyCar team will field four entries in the upcoming season after announcing a merger Thursday with the race team of former Andretti driver Bryan Herta. No driver was named for the fourth car, which will join those of Colombian Carlos Munoz and Americans Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2012 IndyCar season champion. Herta's team won the 2011 Indy 500 with the late British racer Dan Wheldon taking the chequered flag only five months before his death in a crash during a race in Las Vegas.
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Indy 500 runner-up Munoz joins Andretti team
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Carlos Munoz, a 21-year-old Colombian who finished second at this year's Indianapolis 500 in his IndyCar debut, was named Monday as a full-time 2014 driver for Michael Andretti's team. Munoz, who raced most of this year in the Indy Lights development series, joins Americans Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay and Canadian James Hinchcliffe on a squad that has produced four season series champions, most recently Hunter-Reay in 2012. "Carlos stepped up this season and showed outstanding potential on track," Andretti said.
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IndyCar's Andretti Autosport re-signs Marco Andretti to drive No. 25
Fox News - over 3 years
Andretti Autosport tells The Associated Press it has re-signed Marco Andretti to drive the No.
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Auto Racing Team Joins Electric Car Championship
Huffington Post - over 3 years
-- Andretti Autosport announced Wednesday it has signed on as the third team to compete in the environmentally friendly FIA Formula E championship, which will feature electric cars racing in 10 cities around the world beginning in 2014. Michael Andretti's two-car operation will join China Racing and British-based Drayson Racing as organizations already committed to a field that will have 10 two-car teams competing in each e-Prix. "We're in the business of racing and we've been looking for opportunities to diversify, and when we were contacted about this we felt it was something we needed to look into," Andretti told The Associated Press. "The more we looked into it, the more interested we got. We like the relevancy of the series because one of the problems auto racing is starting to face – and is going to face more of in the future – is relevancy. "I think relevancy is going to be addressed with the electric cars. It's a good way to hook our younger audience i ...
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Canada's Hinchcliffe wins Iowa IndyCar title
Fox News - over 3 years
Canada's James Hinchcliffe won the Iowa Corn Indy 250 on Sunday, collecting his season-high third victory of the IndyCar campaign and his first career oval-course triumph in the series. Hinchcliffe started on the front row, seized the lead from the opening lap and stayed in front for all but three laps through the final pit stops and to the finish line after 250 laps over the .875-mile layout. "I can't believe we led that whole thing," Hinchcliffe said. "This is awesome." American Ryan Hunter-Reay, who fell to 21st with early right front car damage but charged into second place, was slowed by lapped traffic late and could not mount a challenge for the victory in the final seconds. "I worked so hard to catch back up to James and then (was slowed by) lapped traffic," Hunter-Reay said. "If you're five or six laps down, staying in front of the leaders is uncalled for." Brazil's Tony Kanaan, who won last month's Indianapolis 500, was third, his fourth podium finish in a row at Iowa. Am ...
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Josh Farmer: Indycar Midseason Thoughts
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
This IZOD IndyCar Series season has been anything but ordinary. With seven winners in nine races, it is shaping to be one of the most competitive seasons in recent memory. The Indianapolis 500 featured a record number of lead changes and while the finish left much to be desired, the racing made for one of the best 500s in history and you couldn't have asked for a more deserving winner than Tony Kanaan. As four-time series champion Dario Franchitti said: "We don't have the star power of a Mansell, Zanardi or Montoya right now but I'm telling you this field is as deep as the late '90s in CART." When he's right he's right. Who would have thought that a part-time driver like Mike Conway could jump in one of the lowest funded entries in the paddock and a car that had not made a splash all season without even knowing the people working on his car and go out and dominate the first race and nearly win the second? Chevrolet has been the dominant engine manufacturer this season ...
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Marco Andretti falls back at TMS, his rival moves up in IndyCar standings
Star Telegram- blogs - over 3 years
Helio Castroneves wins at Texas Motor Speedway to take sole possession of the season standings.
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WATCH: Racer Dodges Crashes To Clinch Detroit Grand Prix
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
DETROIT -- Simon Pagenaud took advantage of a series of restarts, making moves each time to thrive in a crash-filled Detroit Grand Prix for his first IndyCar victory. The Frenchman finished 5.6 seconds in front of James Jakes on Sunday in the second of two races on Belle Isle. "Luckily enough, my reflexes are pretty sharp," Pagenaud said. The reigning IndyCar Rookie of the Year hadn't finished better than second in 39 IndyCar and Champ Car races, a fact he thought about late in the race. "Those last two laps were very emotional in the car, but I kept saying, `Keep pushing,'" he recalled. "When I crossed the finish line, it was a sweet moment." Jakes, meanwhile, was a little salty that the start-and-stop nature of the race hurt his chances of winning an IndyCar event for the first time. "Whenever we managed to get in a rhythm, the yellow flags kept coming out," Jakes said. Mike Conway, who won Saturday's race with just three cautions, finished third. ...
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Josh Farmer: Another Indy 500 for the Ages
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Last year's Indy 500 was a great race. The lead changed hands a record 34 times and provided a classic duel between Takuma Sato and Dario Franchitti. Sato spun trying to pass Franchitti, but when it's the Indy 500, you can't blame him for going for it. I wasn't sure anything could top that. This year's 500 put last year's 500 to shame. It was an all out, full tilt and boogie pull your guns out and go to town kind of race. The 68 lead changes amongst 14 drivers put last years numbers to shame. Marco Andretti, Ed Carpenter, AJ Allmendinger, Tony Kanaan, Carlos Munoz and Ryan Hunter-Reay put on a great show racing for the lead. The race went green for an unprecedented 133 laps. There were no phantom debris cautions or big accidents to hinder or take away from the action, it was nothing but unmanipulated, pure racing. It was disappointing that the race didn't end under green, but IndyCar does not need a Green White Checkered either. A green white checkered would have r ...
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Kanaan Wins Indy 500, Finally
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
INDIANAPOLIS — Tony Kanaan had one more lap, one anticlimactic last lap under the yellow caution flag, to end 12 years of frustration in the Indianapolis 500. He flipped up his visor to wipe away tears as the crowd roared its approval, and then in Victory Lane gave his bride of two months a long kiss and poured the celebratory winner's milk over his head. Kanaan is Indy's hard-luck loser no more. He is its champion at last, fittingly with a dose of good luck for a change. "I have to say, the last lap was the longest lap of my life," Kanaan said. It was one of Indy's most popular victories. The losers were pleased with the outcome, evidenced by a scene similar to rivals lining up to congratulate Dale Earnhardt when he finally won the Daytona 500 on his 20th try. Dario Franchitti, whose crash brought out the race-ending caution, stood grinning by his crumpled car, two thumbs up as Kanaan passed under yellow. "When I saw who was leading, it cheered me up ...
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Marco Andretti looks to end run of family futility at Indy 500
CNN - over 3 years
Despite 40-plus years of the Andretti family coming up short at the Brickyard, Marco Andretti believes this year's race is his best shot to win the Indy 500. Lars Anderson agrees.
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Marco Andretti thinks he's in position to end curse at Indy 500
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The 26-year-old son of Michael and grandson of Mario qualifies third for Sunday's race and will start in the front row. No Andretti has won the Indianapolis 500 since 1969. INDIANAPOLIS — Marco Andretti thinks he's poised to finally end the decades-long "Andretti Curse" at the Indianapolis 500.
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Andretti eager to end family's Indy500 'curse'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - It was media day at the Indianapolis 500 on Thursday and Marco Andretti knew the question was coming before it was even asked. What about the Andretti curse? For Marco, grandson of former Formula One champion Mario Andretti and son of IndyCar champion and team owner Michael, the family name is both a blessing and curse when it comes to racing at the famed Brickyard. American motor racing royalty, the Andrettis have ruled over open wheel racing in the United States with a string of victories that has linked generations. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marco Andretti
  • 2014
    Age 26
    Andretti competed for Andretti Autosport in the fourth round of the 2014–15 Formula E season in Buenos Aires, replacing Matthew Brabham.
    More Details Hide Details For the fifth round in Miami Andretti was replaced by Scott Speed. key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) key) key) † Not Eligible for points key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap) -
  • 2012
    Age 24
    Andretti made his Rolex Sports Car Series debut in the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona, driving the No. 2 Starworks Motorsport Riley-Ford with Ryan Hunter-Reay, Michael Valiante, Scott Mayer and Miguel Potolicchio, finishing 10th overall.
    More Details Hide Details On November 3, 2008, Andretti was confirmed to be racing for A1 Team USA at the second round of the 2008–09 A1 Grand Prix season. Andretti was given the opportunity to race after Andretti Green Racing was revealed to be taking over the management of A1 Team USA starting with the 2008–09 season, and his father Michael Andretti became seat holder.
    This was followed by 2 seventh-place finishes at Barber and Long Beach, matching his top-ten tally from the 2012 season.
    More Details Hide Details In the fourth race of the season at São Paulo, Andretti finished third and was able to move to second in the championship thirteen points behind Takuma Sato. He also led his first seven laps of the season. At the Indy 500, Andretti qualified 3rd and was consistently in the top 5 throughout the race. He led 31 laps and finished 4th after two late yellow flags that prevented him from moving forward in the field. After the race, Andretti said he was "frustrated" with the finish because he had not been below fourth all race. However, after the 500 he took the points lead by 11 points over Takuma Sato. He continued his season with the first double header at Detroit, finishing 20th in the first race – his lowest finish of the season – and 6th in the second race, marking improvement between the two. At Texas, he performed relatively well, staying within the top 10 for most of the race, and later finishing 5th. He claimed his third pole position at Milwaukee, but despite his success in qualifying, his engine blew after the first pit stop, leaving him with a 20th-place finish, before he finished ninth at Iowa.
    The 2012 season was a struggle for Andretti.
    More Details Hide Details He started the year with a 14th place at St. Petersburg, 11th at Alabama, 25th at Long Beach, and 14th at São Paulo. He led the most laps (59) at Indianapolis, but hit the Turn 1 wall on Lap 188. Andretti continued the season with 11th at Detroit, 17th at Texas, 15th at Milwaukee, and a best finish of the season at Iowa, where he finished 2nd. Following his runner-up at Iowa, he had 16th at Toronto, 14th at Edmonton, 8th at Mid-Ohio, and 25th place at Sonoma. At Baltimore, Andretti made another finish in the back of the field, finishing 14th. Just as the season was about to end, he achieved the second pole position of his career at Fontana, finishing the race 8th. Andretti finished 16th on the point standings. Andretti started off the 2013 season with a third-place finish at St. Petersburg.
  • 2011
    Age 23
    On June 25, 2011, Andretti won his second IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway.
    More Details Hide Details It was his first win in 79 races since his win at Sonoma Raceway in 2006.
    In 2011, Andretti placed 9th at Indianapolis after starting 27th.
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  • 2009
    Age 21
    The 2009 season began on two street circuits, giving Andretti an opportunity to show the benefits of his A1 Grand Prix experience.
    More Details Hide Details At St. Petersburg he tangled late in the race with veteran Alex Tagliani, finishing 13th, but overcame a 19th place start in Long Beach to finish 6th due to a different pitting sequence. This was Andretti's first time at Long Beach, a circuit at which both his father and grandfather won multiple times. After a 6th-place finish at Kansas. Andretti looked to Indianapolis, where he had been 2nd and 3rd in two of his three starts. Starting 8th, Andretti attempted to pass KV Racing Technology's Mario Moraes on the outside of the South chute between Turns 1 and 2. Moraes moved towards the wall, apparently unaware that Andretti was outside of him, and both cars collected the wall. Both Andretti and Moraes expressed their displeasure with each other in their on-air interviews. Andretti called the second-year driver "clueless" and said that "he doesn't get it and never will. I should have known who I was racing with."
  • 2008
    Age 20
    At the 2008 Indianapolis 500, Andretti finished third, after leading several laps.
    More Details Hide Details During the race, he passed teammate, Tony Kanaan, who then crashed into the wall, blaming Andretti. A week later he captured his first IndyCar Series pole at the Milwaukee Mile and became the youngest IndyCar pole winner at the time – at the age of – but crashed out with 3 laps to go in the race. His car slipped up the track, collecting Ed Carpenter, which in turn caused Vítor Meira to go airborne as he drove over Andretti's tire. The eventual winner, Ryan Briscoe just missed the wreckage, as Andretti finished 21st. At Texas Motor Speedway, Andretti had one of the best cars and was able to drive the high line all night, but Ryan Hunter-Reay and Andretti made contact with just a few laps to go. Andretti finished third at Iowa, and then ran a strong race at Richmond but lost position when he pitted under green and a subsequent caution allowed the race leaders to pit under yellow; he finished ninth. Andretti finished fifth at Watkins Glen, before mechanical failure caused his car to crash out at Nashville. He also raced earlier the same day in the American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock Park. At Mid-Ohio, Andretti got caught up in a four-car wreck on a restart on lap 42 which ended his race, before a 17th-place finish at Edmonton after contact with his teammate Danica Patrick. At Kentucky, Andretti took the lead from Scott Dixon, but as the race neared its end, all drivers had to pit for more fuel and Dixon took the win, while Andretti finished third.
    Andretti ran his first night race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the first race of the 2008 season, with a 2nd-place finish behind Scott Dixon.
    More Details Hide Details He also led the most laps of the race – leading 85 – and received an additional three points. At St. Petersburg, Andretti snapped a half-shaft on his car trying to leave the pits, causing him to retire. In the third race of the season at Motegi, Japan, Andretti spun out on the first lap of the race.
  • 2007
    Age 19
    The 2007 season was not as successful for Andretti.
    More Details Hide Details He failed to finish ten times and only completed 7 races. The team struggled to find balance on ovals, with accidents eliminating him from the races in Japan, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Chicago, as well as the Mid Ohio road course. After finishing second at Michigan, Andretti finished eleventh place overall with 350 points.
  • 2006
    Age 18
    Andretti's win established him as the 2006 Bombardier Rookie of the Year.
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    On August 27, 2006, Andretti became the youngest winner – at the age of – of a major open-wheel racing event (later to be replaced by Graham Rahal) as he scored his first career Indy Racing League victory at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.
    More Details Hide Details He held the record until April 2008, when Graham Rahal won the 2008 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg aged 74 days younger.
    In his rookie start on March 26, 2006 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 26 New York Stock Exchange Dallara Honda, Andretti started 13th but broke a halfshaft in his first pitstop, eliminating him from the race.
    More Details Hide Details With his Rookie of the Year performance in May at the Indianapolis 500, he became the third Andretti to finish in the top five in his first Indianapolis 500 appearance, after father Michael (5th in 1984 Indianapolis 500) and grandfather Mario, who finished third in 1965. Andretti finished second to Sam Hornish, Jr. in the second closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history at a margin of .0635 seconds.
    Motorsports journalist Gordon Kirby suggested at the Champ Car finale in Mexico City that the youngest Andretti would be replacing Dan Wheldon in his No. 26 Jim Beam Dallara-Honda for 2006 with Michael Andretti coming out of retirement to run a fifth car for his Andretti Green Racing team at the Indianapolis 500.
    More Details Hide Details Though a novel proposition to some, it was later confirmed in a December 15 press conference that he would move up to the Indy Racing League full-time as the youngest driver in series history and would trade sponsors – the New York Stock Exchange and Motorola – with Dario Franchitti as Andretti was not old enough to run an alcohol-sponsored car.
  • 2005
    Age 17
    His (unofficial) fastest time on February 8, in changeable conditions, was less than one second slower than that of the 2005 and 2006 Formula One World Drivers' Champion Fernando Alonso's fastest lap.
    More Details Hide Details Andretti drove in the ALMS Sebring 12-hour endurance race for the Andretti Green Racing XM Satellite Radio car in March 2008. He was able to put in times in the 1 minute 48 second range that neither of his co-drivers were able to match. Although the car was retired early from the race, it was in the position for a podium finish. On July 12, 2008, Andretti raced in the American LeMans race at Lime Rock Park, Conn in the AGR XM Acura. Later that same day, he raced in the IndyCar Series race in Nashville. Andretti, Franck Montagny and Tony Kanaan raced at the Petit Le Mans on October 4, 2008. A late-race incident retired the #26 XM Radio Acura early, with a seventh-place finish in LMP2 and 16th overall.
    Still barely out of high school, he raced in the Star Mazda series in 2005 and also made six starts in the Indy Pro Series.
    More Details Hide Details He won three times – at St. Petersburg, the Liberty Challenge, and Sonoma – and finished 10th in points despite only starting half the races.
  • 2003
    Age 15
    Andretti won eight races in the 2003 Barber Formula Dodge Eastern Championship, and was champion in the Barber National and Southern class the following year.
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  • 1987
    Born on March 13, 1987.
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