Alexander Rossi And Marco Andretti Swap Seats For 2018

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ANDRETTI HERTA AUTOSPORT CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP
Marco Andretti named driver of the No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport Honda

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 7, 2017) – The race-winning partnership between Bryan Herta Autosport and Andretti Autosport will continue for a third season in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The Andretti Herta Autosport team will again field the No. 98 Honda, but this season it will be third-generation driver Marco Andretti behind the wheel.

While remaining co-owner of Alexander Rossi’s entry in 2017, Bryan Herta stepped off the No. 98 timing stand and moved within the Andretti Autosport team to call strategy for Andretti. The duo and No. 27 team collected five top-10 finishes together, with a best finish of fourth on the streets of Toronto.

“I’m thrilled to be continuing the partnership with Andretti Autosport,” said Herta, president of Bryan Herta Autosport. “The relationship has worked really well both on and off the track for us and our partners. I’m looking forward to moving back onto the No. 98 timing stand with Marco and can’t wait to get the 2018 season started.”   

“I’m very much looking forward to being in the Andretti-Herta entry,” said Marco Andretti. “My goal is to bring the No. 98 another Indy 500 win along with many other victories. Working with Bryan has been refreshing – he is very committed to getting me all the tools I need to get back into victory circle. He believes in my talent and is dedicated to turn that into results.”   

Andretti Herta Autosport has earned two victories in its two-year partnership, the first at the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and the second in 2017 at Watkins Glen International after starting from the pole position.

With the 30 year-old climbing in to the No. 98 car for 2018, Alexander Rossi will transition to pilot the No. 27 entry of Andretti Autosport with NAPA AUTO PARTS returning for a 10-race co-primary package. The two teammates will join veteran driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 28 DHL Honda) and rookie Zach Veach (No. 26 Group One Thousand One Honda) for the all-American 2018 line-up. The Verizon IndyCar Series season kicks off March 9 on the Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.


About Bryan Herta Autosport 
Co-founded by veteran driver Bryan Herta, Bryan Herta Autosport has been a race winning team since its debut in 2009, including the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with driver Dan Wheldon and the 2016 Indianapolis 500 with Alexander Rossi. Bryan Herta Autosport competed in Indy Lights from 2009 to 2014 and has been running in the Verizon IndyCar Series since 2010. Bowen Motorsports of Ontario, Canada has partnered with Bryan Herta Autosport, beginning in 2012. The team has since expanded into Red Bull Global Rallycross operating under Bryan Herta Rallysport. At the start of the 2016 season, Bryan Herta Autosport joined forces with Andretti Autosport fielding the No. 98 Honda as Andretti-Herta Autosport in the Verizon IndyCar Series. For more information about Bryan Herta Autosport, please visit  www.bryanhertaautosport.com 

About Andretti Autosport
Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success.  Together with Andretti Formula E and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IndyCar Series and Indy Lights, along with entries in the FIA Formula E Championship and Global Rallycross. Additionally, the team competes in the Australian Supercars category through partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Supercars. Walkinshaw Andretti United will celebrate an inaugural season in 2018.  The global racing enterprise boasts four IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008, 2009), one Pro Mazda championship (2013) and one USF2000 championship (2010) and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016, 2017). Additionally, the team holds two X Games Gold Medals and three Global Rallycross championship (2015, 2016).  To share in the Andretti story, please visit online atAndrettiAutosport.com and follow along on Twitter via @FollowAndretti.

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