No. 98 OBERTO SPECIALTY MEATS / CURB HONDA
CHAMPIONSHIP: 16th (254 pts.)
Marco was credited with leading four laps during pit sequence and a caution period.
Ran consistently in the top 10 and was on track for a podium finish before the final yellow of the race was brought out.
Andretti jumped 15 positions, the second most of any driver in the field (Kanaan +17, Daly +15).
“We hung in there and gave ourselves a lot of opportunity on going long and fighting through the vibrations and staying out. We almost bailed a couple times, but just hung tough and got the yellows and put ourselves in a decent position. I felt weak on restarts, which is usually one of my fortes. Not a bad night but I think the potential was a lot better.”
Another year of racing in the shadow the St. Louis arch has come to a close, and yellows were the name of the game for the 248-lap Bommarito Automotive Group 500. Pit strategies and yellow flags played a heavy hand in delivering IndyCar an unexpected podium cast while fans packed the stands for a reported sell-out crowd.
There’s no time to rest for the IndyCar field as the transporters roll west, directly to Portland International Raceway for the penultimate event of the 2019 fight for the Astor Cup. The Grand Prix of Portland airs Sunday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!