Verizon IndyCar Series - Marco Andretti

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Marco Andretti
Driver Info
Marco Andretti
All-Time Career Statistics - Verizon IndyCar Series
  • Championship
    0
  • Indy 500 Wins
    0
  • Total Poles
    4
  • Race Wins
    2
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Biography of Marco Andretti

Marco Andretti made a successful leap to the IndyCar Series in 2006 after three seasons competing in various junior formula series and Firestone Indy Lights.

But Andretti's rapid rise shouldn't come as a surprise given his lineage. He is the son of Verizon IndyCar Series team owner and CART champion Michael Andretti and the grandson of auto racing legend Mario Andretti.

Andretti won for the first time in his rookie season -- a few months after finishing runner-up in the second-closest Indianapolis 500 -- at 19 years, 5 months, 14 days. 

Andretti is an avid sports participant and traveler.
VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

First start: March 26, 2006 (Homestead-Miami Speedway)
First victory: Aug. 27, 2006 (Infineon Raceway)
First pole start: June 1, 2008 (The Milwaukee Mile)

2013
• Finished fifth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded six top-five and 15 top-10 finishes, with a best of third at St. Petersburg and Sao Paulo.
• Earned pole starts on Milwaukee and Pocono ovals.
• Made front-row start and finished fourth at Indianapolis.
• Led 259 laps in seven races.
• Was running at finish in 18 of the 19 races.

2012
• Finished 16th in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded three top-10 finishes, with a best of second at Iowa Speedway.
• Won pole in season finale at Auto Club Speedway.
• Led the most laps (59) in the Indianapolis 500 after starting fourth.

2011
• Finished eighth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Earned second series victory -- and first on an oval -- at Iowa Speedway.
• Compiled seven top-10 finishes and led 42 laps.
• Was running at the finish in 12 of the 17 races.

2010
• Finished eighth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Had eight top-10 finishes, with a best of third at Indianapolis and Texas in consecutive starts.
• Was running at the finish in the final 16 races.
• Started a season-best third at Iowa.

2009
• Finished eighth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
• Had two top-five finishes and 11 top 10s, with a best of fourth at Texas.
• Biggest advancement came at Long Beach, when he finished sixth after starting 19th.

2008
• Finished seventh in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
• Tied career best with six top-five finishes with high of second in season opener at Homestead.
• Became youngest driver (21 years, 79 days) to earn series pole at Milwaukee.

2007
• Finished 11th in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
• Recorded career-best six top-five finishes with best finish of second at Iowa and Michigan.

2006
• Won Bombardier Rookie of the Year Award after finishing seventh in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
• Became youngest winner of a major open-wheel event (19 years, 5 months, 14 days) when he won at Infineon Raceway.
• Recorded four top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
• Started ninth and finished second in 90th Indianapolis 500 and earned Chase Rookie of the Year honors.
• Winner of "Rising Star Award," given in honor of late Tony Renna.

ROAD TO VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

2005
• Finished 10th in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series despite competing in just six of 14 events.
• Recorded three victories and three pole positions, including his series debut on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., the first non-oval event in series history. Also recorded wins and poles at Indianapolis (road course) and Infineon.
• Led 102 laps in four races.
• Finished 16th in his first career oval race, the Futaba Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
• Finished fifth in Star Mazda Championship, recording three top-five finishes.

2004
• Won the Skip Barber National series.
• Won the Formula TR 1600 Pro Series championship with seven victories.
• Won the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Southern Series championship with 11 victories.

2003
• Won Skip Barber Formula Dodge Eastern Series championship in his first season racing cars. Earned eight victories en route to Rookie of the Year honors.

Early Career
• Began karting at age 10. Competed in World Karting Association and Stars of Tomorrow karting events in 2002.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 0 0 2 8 22 11
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 0 2 6 15 259 18
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 0 1 1 3 65 12
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 0 4 7 42 12
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 4 8 85 16
2009 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 2 11 10 14
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 1 6 8 330 10
2007 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 6 6 43 7
2006 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 1 0 4 7 73 11
Total 147 2 4 35 73 929 111
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2005 Indy Lights 6 3 3 5 5 102 6
Total 6 3 3 5 5 102 6
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Firestone Indy Lights, the Star Mazda Championship and in the USF2000 National Championship.

The company boasts three IZOD IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005 and 2007), two Firestone Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 twice (2005 and 2007).

Andretti competed for 19 years in the CART championship before moving to the IndyCar Series in 2003. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership.