Archive for February 27, 2014

Andretti Autosport_R_TM_Stckd_HDINDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 25, 2014) – At the onset of the 2014 race season, Andretti Autosport Short Track announced that third generation driver Jarett Andretti will compete in every United States Auto Club (USAC) National Sprint Car event and every USAC Silver Crown Series event.

The USAC National Sprint Car and Silver Crown Series are among the most respected and prestigious in short track open wheel racing. The Andretti family’s deep tradition in both Sprint Car and Silver Crown series includes Jarett’s father John, Grandfather Aldo and great uncle Mario.

Andretti Short TrackThis will be Andretti’s first full season in both the USAC National Sprint Car and Silver Crown Series, bringing his schedule to over 50 races in 2014. “Like all drivers, I think about the racing schedule that I may be doing coming into a new season. Obviously, we all want to race as much as possible and this year, I could not have wished for a better lineup of races. I will be competing all the time in a variety of cars against the toughest competitors in short track racing in the country. I’m really looking forward to this year,” said Andretti. Last year, Andretti competed in several Sprint Car and Silver Crown events, igniting his to return in the 2014 season.

Andretti will be driving the Superior Auto Sprint Car in all of the Midwest USAC races. His Sprint Car in each of his traveling USAC races will feature primary sponsorship from Window World, longtime supporter of both Jarett and his father John.

Andretti will also pilot the No.4 Window World Silver Crown car on pavement for Andretti Short Track and the No.14 McQuinn Silver Crown car at all of the dirt track Silver Crown races, rounding out his ambitious schedule.

Additional sponsorship for the 2014 season comes from Indy Trading Post, Schaeffer Oil, Stoops Freightliner, Excelda Manufacturing and AAA Roofing.

Andretti ST CarsAt 21 years old, Andretti already has an impressive resume, including championships in go-karts and the USAC Eastern Ignite Pavement Series. In 2012, Andretti competed in supermodifieds leading to his capturing the Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway Rookie of the Year title. Most recently, Andretti has competed in Sprint Cars and Silver Crown Cars, earning recognition as the Lawrenceburg (I.N.) Speedway Rookie of the Year in the Sprint Car Class.

Entering his fourth year of racing, Andretti is excited to continue gaining driving experience. Off the track, he is currently a junior at N.C. State University, where he is pursuing a degree in Business and is in the honors program.

Data and Photography courtesy of Andretti Autosport