Andretti Autosport Previews Watkins Glen

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Andretti Autosport
RACE PREVIEW
INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen
Verizon IndyCar Series

No. 98 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Honda

“I’m really excited to get to Watkins Glen this weekend.  There has been a lot of lead up to this race. We tested at The Glen earlier this month and I went to the NASCAR race there to promote our race this weekend. It is one of my favorite road courses in the world and I hope that we can have a strong race to continue the momentum we have built in the second half of this year.”

Current Points Standings: 7 (422 pts.)

Watkins Glen IndyCar History

Number of Starts: 1       Best Start: 15 (2016)        Best Finish: 8 (2016)

No. 27 United Fiber & Data Honda

“We didn’t have a strong performance at Gateway, so we’re looking for a bit of a rebound this weekend in Watkins Glen. It’s almost like another home track for me, not being very far from Pennsylvania so we will have a lot of support and UFD will be back on the 27 car. With the current aero kits, the track is super-fast and very physical, we’ve been working hard and training to be ready.”

Current Points Standings: 13 (322 pts.)

Watkins Glen IndyCar History

Number of Starts: 4       Best Start: 3 (2006)        Best Finish: 5 (2007, 2008, 2009)
No. 28 DHL Honda

“There’s nothing quite like an IndyCar race at Watkins Glen on Labor Day weekend; it should be a great event.  Just a couple weeks ago we had a very promising test at The Glen, so hopefully we can continue where we left off and have a strong race weekend for the DHL team.”

Current Points Standings: 11 (337 pts.)

Watkins Glen IndyCar History
Number of Starts: 4        Best Start: 3 (2008)        Best Finish: 1 (2008)

No. 26 MilitaryToMotorsports.com Honda

“I think no one has ever said that Watkins is an un-favorite track – we all love it! This awesome track has a beautiful series of flowing, high-speed corners with great elevation changes, and overtaking is very possible. It’s just a fantastic road course. We had a productive test a couple of weeks ago and I feel very positive for this coming weekend. We have been showing great speed but some unfortunate events have cost us results in the last two races. I am very hungry to have a strong finish this weekend.”

Current Points Standings: 8 (410 pts.)

Watkins Glen IndyCar History

Number of Starts: 2       Best Start: 5 (2010)        Best Finish: 15 (2010)
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No. 98 Deltro Energy Mazda


“I can’t believe we’ve come to the last round of the Indy Lights season so quick! It’s been an amazing year, and I hope to go out with a win, adding to what we’ve achieved in my rookie season. I love Watkins Glen, and I think the racing will be great this weekend.”
Current Points Standings: 3 (227 pts.)


Watkins Glen Indy Lights History
The 2017 event will be Herta’s first Indy Lights race at Watkins Glen.
No. 28 K-Line Insulators USA Mazda

“Watkins Glen will be a great track to end the season at. It’s one of the classic road courses in America with a lot of racing history there. It’s a very exciting track to drive, and I think it should bring some great racing for the final round of the 2017 season. We’ll be looking to finish strong and bring home a good result, ending the season on a high note.”
Current Points Standings: 11 (190 pts.)
Watkins Glen Indy Lights History
Number of Starts: 1    Best Start: 11 (2016)   Best Finish: 11 (2016)

No. 48 Journey Mazda

“I am super excited to get to Watkins Glen this weekend! I absolutely love this track and have showed success here in the past. It’s one of my favorite race tracks that I’ve competed at. I’m looking forward to taking everything I’ve learned in my rookie season this year and to show it off this weekend and go for a podium, or even better, a win!”

Current Points Standings: 12 (189 pts.)


Watkins Glen Indy Lights History
The 2017 event will be Norman’s first Indy Lights race at Watkins Glen
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No. 27 Synova Mazda 

“I’m very excited to go to Watkins Glen for the first time. I’ve never been there but it looks like a really cool track – smooth and very fast. We’ve had a fast car the last few races and I am confident we can build on that to finish the season strong. I’d love to get another with for the 27 team – they’ve worked so hard the whole season and they all deserve it!”
Current Points Standings: 6 (252 pts.)


Watkins Glen Indy Lights History
The 2017 event will be Jamin’s first Indy Lights race at Watkins Glen.

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