ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH HONDA PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT
The Andretti Autosport NTT IndyCar Series team will continue to drive under Honda Power in 2020 as part of a multi-year extension. The current line-up of drivers – Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi and Zach Veach – will return in 2020 carrying the Honda “H” on their chest and in the car as they chase victories for both Honda Performance Development and Andretti Autosport.
Since 2003, Andretti Autosport and Honda Performance Development have captured three NTT IndyCar Series championships (Kanaan ’04, Wheldon ’05, Franchitti ’07) and five Indianapolis 500 wins (Wheldon ’05, Franchitti ’07, Hutner-Reay ’14, Rossi ’16, Sato ’17) together. In addition, the team has collected 55 Indy car wins with Honda power. Drivers such as Tony Kanaan, Bryan Herta, Marco Andretti, Danica Patrick, Mike Conway and Carlos Munoz also contributed to the team’s success with Honda.
“We have a longstanding relationship of success with Honda and we’re happy to continue to build accolades together” continued Andretti. “All five of our Indy 500 wins have come under Honda power, and I’m looking forward to working with the entire HPD team to add to that count.”
“This is an important moment for Honda Performance Development," said Ted Klaus, President of Honda Performance Development. "Andretti Autosport is unquestionably one of the premier teams in the NTT IndyCar Series, and we are gratified to earn their confidence for the foreseeable future. At HPD, our first goal every season is winning the Indianapolis 500, and Andretti Autosport has won more ‘500s’ for Honda than any other team. That said, HPD is fortunate to work with multiple high-caliber racing organizations. This commitment from Andretti Autosport strengthens our entire effort, as we move into the next era of Indy car competition.”
In 2018, Honda won the NTT IndyCar Series manufacturers championship with 11 wins in 17 races. Honda currently leads Chevrolet in a tight battle for the 2019 championship – Honda with 976 points and Chevrolet with 930.