IRL: Kansas: Marco Andretti preview

Marco Andretti on the Kansas Lottery Indy 300: "The NYSE team has a lot to look forward to at Kansas. We have not had good results on the 1.5-mile ovals this season but we can take some positives from each race. At Homestead, we qualified well.

Marco Andretti on the Kansas Lottery Indy 300:

"The NYSE team has a lot to look forward to at Kansas. We have not had good results on the 1.5-mile ovals this season but we can take some positives from each race. At Homestead, we qualified well. At Motegi, we had a very good first stint. If we can do those things well at Kansas, we will be successful."

Marco Andretti Facts

. Andretti finished ninth at the 2006 Kansas Lottery Indy 300, his first start at Kansas Speedway.

. He finished 16th at the most-recent IndyCar Series event, the Indy Japan 300, after an accident ended his day early.

. Andretti became the youngest driver (19 years, five months, 14 days) to win a major open-wheel race when he took the checkered flag at Infineon Raceway on August 27, 2006.

. He finished seventh in the 2006 IndyCar Series driver championship and collected the IndyCar Series Bombardier Rookie of the Year award.

. Andretti finished second at the 2006 Indianapolis 500 in what was the second-closest finish in the history of the event. He joined both his father and grandfather in earning the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year honor.

. He made six starts in the Indy Pro Series in 2005, collecting three victories (St. Petersburg, Indianapolis road course and Infineon Raceway), five top fives and three pole positions.

-credit: agr

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