Marco Andretti
Marco  Andretti
Andretti Autosport
Marco Andretti
rank
09
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Mar 13, 1987
27 USA Road To Indy Graduate
Hometown
Nazareth, PA
Residence
Nazareth, PA

Marco Andretti made a successful leap to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2006 after three seasons competing in various junior formula series and Indy Lights.

But Andretti's rapid rise shouldn't come as a surprise given his lineage. He is the son of Verizon IndyCar Series team owner and CART champion Michael Andretti and the grandson of auto racing legend Mario Andretti.

Andretti won for the first time in his rookie season -- a few months after finishing runner-up in the second-closest Indianapolis 500 -- at 19 years, 5 months, 14 days. 

Andretti is an avid sports participant and traveler.
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CAREER STATS
YEARS SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 4 11 60 15
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 0 2 9 23 14
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 0 2 6 15 259 18
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 0 1 1 3 65 12
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 0 4 7 42 12
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 4 8 85 16
2009 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 2 11 10 14
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 1 6 8 330 10
2007 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 6 6 43 7
2006 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 1 0 4 7 73 11
Total 167 2 4 39 85 990 129
YEARS SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2005 Indy Lights 6 3 3 5 5 102 6

* Under INDYCAR sanction

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.

The company boasts four Verizon IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005, 2007 and 2014.

Andretti competed for 19 years in CART before moving to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2003. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership and drove for the final time in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

First Start
March 26, 2006
Homestead
First Win
August 27, 2006
Sonoma
First Pole
June 1, 2008
Milwaukee

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2014
    • Finished ninth in the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Placed third in Indianapolis 500 -- his fifth top five in nine starts.
    • Recorded two top-five finishes, with a best of second at Barber.
  • 2013
    • Earned pole starts on Milwaukee and Pocono ovals.
    • Finished fifth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Led 259 laps in seven races.
    • Made front-row start and finished fourth at Indianapolis.
    • Recoreded six top-five and 15 top-10 finishes, with a best of third at St. Petersburg and Sao Paulo.
    • Running at finish in 18 of the 19 races.
  • 2012
    • Finished 16th in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Led the most laps (59) in the Indianapolis 500 after starting fourth.
    • Recorded three top-10 finishes, with a best of second at Iowa Speedway.
    • Won pole in season finale at Auto Club Speedway.
  • 2011
    • Compiled seven top-10 finishes and led 42 laps.
    • Earned second series victory -- and first on an oval -- at Iowa Speedway.
    • Finished eighth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Running at the finish in 12 of the 17 races.
    • Started a season-best sixth at Kentucky
  • 2010
    • Compiled eight top-10 finishes, with a best of third at Indianapolis and Texas in consecutive starts.
    • Finished eighth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Running at the finish in the final 16 races.
    • Started a season-best third at Iowa.
  • 2009
    • Biggest advancement came at Long Beach, when he finished sixth after starting 19th.
    • Finished eighth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
    • Scored two top-five finishes and 11 top 10s, with a best of fourth at Texas.
  • 2008
    • Became youngest driver (21 years, 79 days) to earn series pole at Milwaukee.
    • Finished seventh in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
    • Tied career best with six top-five finishes with high of second in season opener at Homestead.
  • 2007
    • Finished 11th in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
    • Recorded career-best six top-five finishes with best finish of second at Iowa and Michigan.
  • 2006
    • Became youngest winner of a major open-wheel event (19 years, 5 months, 14 days) when he won at Infineon Raceway (now Sonoma Raceway).
    • Recorded four top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
    • Started ninth and finished second in 90th Indianapolis 500 and earned Chase Rookie of the Year honors.
    • Winner of "Rising Star Award," given in honor of late Tony Renna.
    • Won Bombardier Rookie of the Year Award after finishing seventh in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.

Marco's Road To Indy

  • 2005
    • Finished 10th in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series despite competing in just six of 14 events.
    • Finished 16th in his first career oval race, the Futaba Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    • Led 102 laps in four races.
    • Placed fifth in Star Mazda Championship, recording three top-five finishes.
    • Recorded three victories and three pole positions, including his series debut on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., the first non-oval event in series history. Also recorded wins and poles at Indianapolis (road course) and Infineon.
  • 2004
    • Won the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Southern Series championship with 11 victories.
    • Won the Skip Barber National series.
    • Won the Formula TR 1600 Pro Series championship with seven victories.
  • 2003
    • Earned eight victories en route to Rookie of the Year honors.
    • Won Skip Barber Formula Dodge Eastern Series championship in his first season racing cars.
  • Early Career
    • Began karting at age 10.
    • Competed in World Karting Association and Stars of Tomorrow karting events in 2002.