Andretti Autosport head into the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season which gets underway in just under two weeks time with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg which takes place from March 13 to 15 looking to pick up where they left off in 2019 but to go one step further.
Michael Andretti’s team has expanded for 2020 after teaming up with Harding Steinbrenner Racing to form Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport to run Colton Herta in the No.88 GESS Capstone Honda as a fifth full time entrant, the highly rated Californian heads into his sophomore year in the NTT IndyCar Series and has plenty of experienced drivers around him to help him move forward.
Herta claimed two victories in 2019 at the inaugural IndyCar Challenge at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas and the season ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Alexander Rossi ended the 2019 season in third place in the championship as the highest placed Honda driver taking two wins at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and the race at Road America.
Rossi’s long term sponsor NAPA Auto Parts returns for 2020 as co primary sponsor alongside AutoNation.
Zach Veach returns in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda as does Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda.
Marco Andretti returns to the No.98 US Concrete Honda which he part owns alongside Bryan Herta and his dad Michael.
For 2020, Andretti Autosport satellite company Andretti Technologies are providing Meyer Shank Racing with technical and engineering support throughout the season.
The biggest news for Andretti Autosport over the off season is the return of one Mayor of HinchTown James Hinchcliffe who will drive the No.29 Genesys Honda during the month of May including the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 24.
Hinch will also compete in the Genesys 600 at Texas Motor Speedway along with possible outings later in the season.
Speaking ahead of the new season, team owner and CEO Michael Andretti said:
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES continues to show great growth and is one of the most competitive paddocks out there. We’ll run our biggest effort to date in 2020 with five-full time entries – and six for three races – but we have a strong team, supportive partners and talented drivers, and we’re focused on the big picture more than ever. I have full confidence that our team will be in contention each weekend.
The mix of youth and experience is sure to help Andretti Autosport fight for for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship. #ADifferentBreed.
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