IPS: St. Pete: Marco Andretti Saturday notes

MICHAEL ANDRETTI ON THE RE-INSTATEMENT OF MARCO'S POLE RUN [After hearing a protest from Andretti Green Racing, Roger Bailey, the executive director of the Menards Infiniti Pro Series, has reinstated the pole position to driver Marco Andretti...

MICHAEL ANDRETTI ON THE RE-INSTATEMENT OF MARCO'S POLE RUN

[After hearing a protest from Andretti Green Racing, Roger Bailey, the executive director of the Menards Infiniti Pro Series, has reinstated the pole position to driver Marco Andretti for Sunday's Menards Infiniti Pro Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

It was determined by Bailey that the spec variation did not improve performance and was unintentional. Bailey stated that he has reinstated the pole position after hearing subsequent interviews and doing further due diligence.

Andretti Green Racing was initially penalized for an aerodynamic infraction and placed in the last position of the final starting field.

The team will be penalized a yet to be determined fine and/or points.]

MICHAEL ANDRETTI ON THE RE-INSTATEMENT OF MARCO ANDRETTI'S POLE POSITION:

"Obviously, we're pleased with Roger Bailey's decision to overturn Marco's disqualification. We knew from the first time we heard there was an issue with the car that Marco had gained no advantage during the qualifying session and that nothing had been done intentionally by the team. At the end of the day, the correct decision was made and we appreciate the fact that the League stuck with their process, heard our protest and did the right thing."

-AGR-

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Marco Andretti , Roger Bailey