Formal confirmation is forthcoming, but MotorSportsTalk has learned that Marco Andretti has committed to a one-year extension with Andretti Autosport for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Andretti, still only 28, has been part of Andretti Autosport’s IndyCar lineup since 2006. He’ll be alongside Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz, the latter of whom was confirmed just on Tuesday, next season.
“I did a one-year. Yep,” Andretti told NASCAR Talk‘s Nate Ryan at last weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series penultimate race of the season at Phoenix International Raceway.
“Right now that’s where the Dr Pepper contract ends. They can’t sign me (longer) with anything on the table.”
Andretti, who has only raced for his father Michael’s team in IndyCar since coming in as a rookie, wouldn’t rule out a potential move elsewhere down the road.
“Yeah. It’s business. How my dad and I look at it. (But) I’m happy where I’m at,” Marco Andretti told Ryan.
“Wish I had more race wins, for sure. But we had the best qualifying and race averages of the team last year. We need to win races. That’s been hindering me for sure. We have a good shot at the 100th (Indianapolis 500), and the championship, and he’s one of the top three teams, I don’t see why I should be upset.”