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Marco Andretti, Portland, IZOD INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS


First start:
March 26, 2006 (Homestead-Miami Speedway)
First victory: Aug. 27, 2006 (Infineon Raceway)
First pole start: June 1, 2008 (The Milwaukee Mile)


2011
Finished eighth in IZOD IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
Earned second series victory -- and first on an oval -- at Iowa Speedway.
Compiled seven top-10 finishes and led 42 laps.
Was running at the finish in 12 of the 17 races.

2010
Finished eighth in IZOD IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
Had eight top-10 finishes, with a best of third at Indianapolis and Texas in consecutive starts.
Was running at the finish in the final 16 races.
Started a season-best third at Iowa.

2009
Finished eighth in IZOD IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
Had two top-five finishes and 11 top 10s, with a best of fourth at Texas.
Biggest advancement came at Long Beach, when he finished sixth after starting 19th.

2008
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.
Became youngest driver (21 years, 79 days) to earn series pole at Milwaukee.

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
Won Bombardier Rookie of the Year Award after finishing seventh in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
Became youngest winner of a major open-wheel event (19 years, 5 months, 14 days) when he won at Infineon 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


ROAD TO IZOD INDYCAR SERIES


2005
Finished 10th in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series despite competing in just six of 14 events.
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.
Led 102 laps in four races.
Finished 16th in his first career oval race, the Futaba Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Finished fifth in Star Mazda Championship, recording three top-five finishes.

2004
Won the Skip Barber National series.
Won the Formula TR 1600 Pro Series championship with seven victories.
Won the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Southern Series championship with 11 victories.

2003
Won Skip Barber Formula Dodge Eastern Series championship in his first season racing cars. Earned eight victories en route to Rookie of the Year honors.

Early Career
Began karting at age 10. Competed in World Karting Association and Stars of Tomorrow karting events in 2002.

Marco Andretti



Date of birth: March 13 1987
Residence: Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Nationality: United States
No.: 98
First race: Homestead, 2006
Season: 14
Team: Andretti Autosport
Website: Marco Andretti
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