Andretti Autosport Prepares For The Season Finale At Sonoma

Andretti Autosport Sheild
Andretti Autosport
RACE PREVIEW
GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
Verizon IndyCar Series
OF NOTE:

  • Marco Andretti will make his 200th career Verizon IndyCar Series start on Sunday when he takes on the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, the track where he won his first Verizon IndyCar Series race in 2006
  • Takuma Sato will wear a black and yellow paint scheme to kick off the extended multi-year partnership with Dickinson Fleet Services
  • Hometown favorite Alexander Rossi needs to lead one lap during the season finale to have led 100 laps in the 2017 season. Rossi led 23 laps in 2016
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay has finished in the top five  at Sonoma Raceway the past three years. In his seven starts with Andretti Autosport at Sonoma, the 2012 series champion has finished in the top 10 six times

No. 98 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Honda

“It was a big confidence booster to get our first pole and win of the season in the NAPA car at The Glen and it couldn’t have come at a better time as we head into my home race. Sonoma is always a special event for me as there is a lot of local support from my hometown that shows up and gives me the extra motivation to get a good result. We have all the pieces in place to succeed, so it’s now just about executing and doing our job come race day.”

Current Points Standings: 6 (476 pts.)

Sonoma IndyCar History

Number of Starts: 1       Best Start: 8 (2016)        Best Finish: 5 (2016)
No. 28 DHL Honda

“First of all, I’d like to say on behalf of my family, we’re keeping our fellow Floridians and everyone else affected by the recent hurricanes in our thoughts.“I’m really looking forward to getting to Sonoma for the season finale. The DHL Honda has been strong there the last few years and the team is looking to keep the momentum rolling after last weekend’s podium. It’s our last chance to win this year so we’re going to give it our all and look to end the season on a high note.”

Current Points Standings: 8 (421 pts.)

Sonoma IndyCar History
Number of Starts: 10       Best Start: 3 (2015)        Best Finish: 2 (2014, 2015)

No. 27 United Fiber & Data Honda

“Sonoma has been good to me in the past and I think we should be strong here again this year. It is my favorite track on the schedule and it’s important for the UFD team to end the season on a high note, especially with double points up for grabs this weekend.”

Current Points Standings: 10 (373 pts.)

Sonoma IndyCar History

Number of Starts: 11        Best Start: 2 (2006)        Best Finish: 1 (2006)

No. 26 Dickinson Fleet Service Honda

“I cannot believe it’s already the last race of the season, but Sonoma is the perfect venue for the finale. It’s a gorgeous area for wine and foods, so of course we all enjoy the fantastic environment alongside of extremely exciting racing. The track is challenging and tricky, but we have been fast in the recent road courses and team has good history on this track. I’m really looking forward to having a good race in the Dickinson car.”

Current Points Standings: 13 (336 pts.)

Sonoma IndyCar History

Number of Starts: 7       Best Start: 13 (2013)        Best Finish: 4 (2014)

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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