IRL: Milwaukee: Marco Andretti preview

Marco Andretti on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225: "I'm looking forward to racing at The Milwaukee Mile. It's a relatively tight, flat track and you have to get your setup just right or you're in for a long day. The NYSE team had a ...

Marco Andretti on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225:

"I'm looking forward to racing at The Milwaukee Mile. It's a relatively tight, flat track and you have to get your setup just right or you're in for a long day. The NYSE team had a successful test there last week and what we learned from that test should really help us as we head into race weekend."

Marco Andretti Facts

The ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225 will represent Andretti's 10th career IndyCar Series start Andretti registered his fourth top-10 finish of the year with his eighth-place finish last week at Nashville. He has two top-five finishes this season (second at Indianapolis, fourth at Richmond).

Andretti is riding a string of three consecutive top-10 finishes (fourth-Richmond, ninth-Kansas, eighth- Nashville).

Andretti placed second at the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500 in what was the second-closest finish in the history of the event.

In earning Rookie of the Year honors at Indianapolis, he joined both his father and grandfather in having earned the honor.

Marco Andretti recorded the fastest race lap at the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix.

Andretti stands eighth in the IndyCar Series point standings, just seven points shy of seventh place.

Marco is following in the footsteps of his grandfather Mario, father Michael, uncle Jeff and his second- cousin John, each of whom have competed in Indy-style racing over the past four decades.

Andretti registered three victories (St. Petersburg, Indianapolis road course and Infineon Raceway), five top-fives and three pole positions in six starts in the 2005 IRL Indy Pro Series.

In 2004 Andretti earned the Skip Barber National Championship, the Formula TR Championship, as well as the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Southern Series Championship.

Andretti won the 2003 Skip Barber Formula Dodge Eastern Series Championship.

Eddie Jones, Race Engineer, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone, on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225:

"The premium at Milwaukee is on mechanical grip with maximum downforce. We had a successful test there a couple weeks ago and got Marco very comfortable with the car in a race setup. Qualifying is going to be a real battle; one-tenth of a second off pole and you could be in eighth or tenth spot on the grid. We'll be looking to qualify well but we definitely think that we'll be strong contenders in the race."

-AGR-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Skip Barber , Marco Andretti , A.J. Foyt