Andretti Autosport returns to the Streets of Baltimore

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda Chevrolet, No. 28

Ryan Hunter-Reay enters the Grand Prix of Baltimore in second place in the IZOD IndyCar Series point standings with two races remaining. Hunter-Reay will host the Yellow Party in Baltimore Thursday evening, a fundraiser for his Racing for Cancer charity, LIVESTRONG and the Ulman Cancer Fund. Hunter-Reay founded Racing for Cancer, and is one of only 13 Global Envoys for the LIVESTRONG organization.

Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ryan Hunter-Reay

Photo by: Jeff Davidson

"It's frustrating to have had two races without the finish the DHL/Sun Drop team deserves, but we're going all-out to win the last two races. In my mind, the championship is wide open, and we're focused on one thing: winning. I'm going to push hard and treat every lap like a qualifying lap. I think it's going to be a great event in Baltimore, between the Yellow Party and Andretti Sports Marketing promoting the event, and we'll do all we can to end the weekend in victory lane."

Marco Andretti, Team Dr Pepper TEN Chevrolet, No. 26

Marco Andretti will pilot a new-look No. 26 Chevy this weekend in the Grand Prix of Baltimore. The car will feature a Dr Pepper TEN look with a primarily grey and maroon colors, as well as prominent logos from the team's newest associate sponsor, Buffalo Wild Wings.

"Last year, the Baltimore race was one of the most physically challenging races I've ever driven. As a driver, you look for elements that might give you an advantage, and I feel like I'm in good physical condition to be able to handle the street circuit this weekend and make gains on those who aren't as fit. I known they've made some changes for the better for the track, and since Andretti Sports Marketing is promoting the race, I really want to do well."

James Hinchcliffe, Team Chevrolet, No. 27

Hinchcliffe, who is currently ranked seventh in the IZOD IndyCar Series points standings, scored a 24th place finish on the streets of Baltimore in 2011 after falling out of the race due to handling issues. The Grand Prix of Baltimore will mark Hinchcliffe's 31st career IZOD IndyCar Series start. In his previous 30 starts he has recorded 15 top-ten finishes and two podiums.

"I'm excited about going to Baltimore and being back on a street course. This was a great event last year and we've had competitive cars on the streets this season, so hopefully this can be a good turn around for the Go Daddy team. Sonoma was a tough weekend and now we are all focused on doing what we can as a team to give Ryan (Hunter-Reay) the best shot at bringing home the championship title. The biggest thing for us is that we want to finish the season in the same fashion we started, and that's up front."

Source: Andretti Autosport

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay , Marco Andretti , James Hinchcliffe
Teams Andretti Autosport
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Tags andretti, baltimore, chevrolet, hinchcliffe, hunter-reay