The Andretti name is a familiar with the Indianapolis 500. Mario Andretti won the race in 1969 and Michael Andretti – despite having no Indy 500 wins – has a history of near-wins at the race. Then you have Marco Andretti – the grandson of Mario and son of Michael – who finished second at the 500, as a rookie in 2006.
The 25-year-old recently qualified for his seventh 500, with an impressive run at 225.5 miles per hour. He recently talked to the Huffington Post about his chances:
I do think we're sitting pretty. Based on how the car has run so far, and on the last practice, it's going to be one of my better shots. We just have to take full advantage and be leading by lap two.