Um, I hope this makes you want to watch racing. If not, you must have no pulse. (photo courtesy of www.indycar.com)
Okay, so I’m not going to lie:Â I’ve been very excited about writing on Marco Andretti’s career.Â He’s an amazing, young driver with so much talent and racing background that it’s only fitting we feature him this week coming fresh off his win at Iowa Speedway on June 25, 2011.Â I’ll also be honest and tell you it’s so hard NOT to stare at him when you see him as well.Â
Not only does he come from a long line of racing family tradition, he’s got the goods to back it up.Â So many times you see children of drivers trying to make it big in racing only to fall short in utter failure.Â I won’t name names but there are a few out there and Marco is NOT one of them.
Just for giggles, here are some of his famous, overly talented racing family members:Â Mario Andretti (Marco’s grandfather), Michael Andretti (Marco’s dad), John Andretti (Marco’s cousin), Aldo Andretti (Marco’s great uncle), Adam Andretti (Marco’s cousin) and Jeff Andretti (Marco’s uncle).Â
So as you can see, racing has ALWAYS ran deep in the Andretti family and Marco is carrying the torch through to the next generation in style.Â But most of all, he’s doing it successfully.Â Let’s take a look and get to know Marco a little bit more, find out how this young gun got his start in racing and how he’s done so well so quickly.
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