Excitement Building At Andretti Autosport Ahead of Long Beach

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Andretti Autosport’s NTT IndyCar Series drivers are excited to be heading to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend.

Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda who came home fifth at Barber Motorsports Park last weekend is looking forward to the race saying:

“Words don’t really capture my excitement of getting back to Long Beach. It’s a flagship event on the calendar, my first home race of the year, and a place with a lot of special memories for the NAPA Racing team. This weekend will be all about putting all the pieces together, which should hopefully get us onto the podium for the first time this year.”

Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport started the race at Barber from 11th and finished the race in eighth place and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:

I’m really looking forward to racing in Long Beach again. It’s always been one of my favorite tracks. In 2018, the DHL car had good pace, we fought our way through the field a couple times but had a pretty unfortunate result. Overall, the entire team has been strong in Long Beach the past few years, so we’re optimistic that we’ll leave with a good result.”

Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda goes into the weekend following a 12th place finish in Birmingham.

Speaking ahead of the race he said:

“With the Barber weekend behind us, it means we’re moving on to one of my favorite races of the year, Long Beach. I was able to get my first career top five here last year and only one spot off the podium – we’re definitely pushing to have an opportunity to better that result this year.”

Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda goes into the weekend following a 14th place finish in Barber Motorsports Park.

Speaking ahead of the race he said:

“We need to rebound after last weekend’s race at Barber. Long Beach has a great setting for a podium finish and I love the track. Long Beach is my second favorite race of the year (only behind the Indy 500) and I always have a lot of friends and family that come to support me and the U.S. Concrete team. It would be great to put on a great show for them and bring home a good result and valuable championship points.”

 

 

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