Adam Andretti

Adam Andretti
TA2 44 Adam Andretti Road America Trans Am 2015.jpg
Andretti driving his TA2 Trans-Am car at Road America in 2015
Nationality American
Born Adam P. Andretti
(1979-03-24) March 24, 1979 (age 40)
Brownsburg, Indiana
Related to Aldo Andretti (father)
John Andretti (brother)
Mario Andretti (uncle)
Michael Andretti (cousin)
Jeff Andretti (cousin)
Marco Andretti (cousin)
Trans-Am Series TA2 career
Debut season 2014
Starts 41
Wins 5
Podiums 16
Poles 7
Best finish 2nd in 2014
Finished last season 19th (2017)
Previous series
2000
2001–2002
2003
2007
2016
20172018
United States Formula 3
NASCAR Southwest Series
SPEED World Challenge
Indy Pro Series
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Stadium Super Trucks
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish 30th (2017)
First race 2017 Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto (Toronto)
Last race 2017 Total Quartz 200 (Mosport)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of March 28, 2019.

Adam Andretti (born March 24, 1979) is an American racing driver. He has raced in sports cars, Indy Pro Series, NASCAR, and Stadium Super Trucks. He has been competing in the Trans-Am Series since 2014.

Family background

He is the younger brother of veteran NASCAR racer John Andretti, nephew of Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti and first cousin to IndyCar champion Michael Andretti and Jeff Andretti. He is the first cousin once-removed to IndyCar driver Marco Andretti. His father Aldo Andretti, Mario's twin brother, retired from driving race cars after nearly dying in an accident. Adam married Tabitha Eve on November 3, 2007. As of 2017, they reside in Brownsburg, Indiana. Andretti is a graduate of the Skip Barber Racing School.

Racing career

Andretti racing in his TA2 Trans Am Series car at Road America in 2014

Andretti's racing career started in 1994 at the age of 15 with the help of his brother John, who helped Adam obtain a ride in the new half-scale Mini Cup Stock Car series, driving for Terry Lingner of Lingner Group Productions at the Velodrome in Indianapolis. He showed promise by winning four races in 1995 and finishing fourth in the series championship. After his stint in the Mini Stocks, Andretti raced karts. His brother Mark bought him a 125cc shifter kart and they raced for the next two years in the SKUSA series. In 1998, he finished second at the Formula C World Karting Championship held in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also ran in the 24 Hours of Daytona, an event sponsored by the Grand American Road Racing Association.

In 2000, Andretti drove the No. 12 car in the short-lived United States Formula 3 Championship for Duesenberg Brothers Racing. He won a race and finished third in the series points championship. Then in 2001 and 2002, he drove in NASCAR's Featherlite Southwest Series. In 2003, Andretti drove a Corvette at Sebring Raceway in the SPEED World Challenge Series. He drove in the 2004 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

Andretti made his Indy Pro Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway on September 9, 2007. His race ended with an altercation with IndyCar veteran Jimmy Kite. Andretti announced after the race that he would compete in a full Indy Pro Series season in 2008.[1] On December 17 he announced that he had signed a deal with the new FuZion Autosport team for the upcoming season.[2] However, the team and Andretti failed to participate in any league-sponsored test sessions or enter any races.

Andretti's No. 44 Stadium Super Truck at Road America in 2018

In 2014, he became the first member of the Andretti family to compete in the Trans Am Series, doing so regularly in the TA2 class. He has raced a Camaro, a Mustang, and a Challenger, picking up 6 wins and finishing second in points twice.

In December 2017, Andretti joined UFD Racing for his Stadium Super Trucks debut at the Lake Elsinore Diamond in the No. 44 truck.[3] He failed to qualify for the first feature race after finishing sixth in his heat race,[4] and finished twelfth in the second feature after suffering a mechanical failure on lap eight.[5]

Andretti returned to SST in August 2018 at Road America, where he finished eleventh and ninth in the weekend's two rounds.[6]

He has also served as a racing instructor for Road & Track magazine and some driving schools, including the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2016 Bob Schacht 75 Toyota NSM MOB GRE BRI VIR DOM STA COL NHA IOW GLN
8
GRE NJM DOV 46th 36 [7]
NASCAR Pinty's Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NPSC Pts Ref
2017 Scott Steckly 44 Dodge MSP DEL ACD ICAR TOR
3
SAS SAS EIR CTR RIS MSP
10
ASE HAM 30th 75 [8]

Stadium Super Trucks

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

Stadium Super Trucks results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 SSTC Pts Ref
2017 ADE ADE ADE STP STP LBH LBH BAR BAR BAR DET DET TEX TEX HID HID HID BEI GLN GLN ELS
DNQ
ELS
12
21st 34 [9]
2018 ELS ADE ADE ADE LBH LBH BAR BAR DET DET TEX TEX ROA
11
ROA
9
SMP SMP HLN HLN MXC MXC 22nd 23 [10]

References

  1. ^ Full ride for Andretti Archived November 18, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, indycar.com, September 10, 2007
  2. ^ Andretti signs with new team[permanent dead link], indycar.com, December 17, 2007
  3. ^ Stadium Super Trucks [@SSuperTrucks] (December 7, 2017). "Adam Andretti will make his #stadiumsupertrucks debut December 15-16 at the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore, CA" (Tweet). Retrieved March 4, 2018 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "2017 Lake Elsinore Race 1". Stadium Super Trucks. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "2017 Lake Elsinore Race 2". Stadium Super Trucks. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Campbell, Angela (August 26, 2018). "Robby Gordon And Matthew Brabham Dominate At Road America". Speedway Media. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "2017 NASCAR Pinty's Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "2017 Overall Point Standings". Stadium Super Trucks. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "2018 Overall Point Standings". Stadium Super Trucks. Retrieved January 28, 2019.

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