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Marco Andretti, Laguna Seca, 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