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Jarett Andretti To Drive Car # 18

Updated: Jul 12, 2019

David Tilton Racing Andretti Autosport announced that jarett Andretti joined the Andretti Autosport team as their premier driver. Andretti will compete in the Blancpain GT World Challenge GT4 Races starting at St. Petersburg, Fl. Andretti will be driving car # 18.

Andretti, a native to Indiana, Indianapolis, and a graduate of North Carolina State University is already a rising star in the motorsports industry with an incredible record of success behind the wheel. Carrying on the family tradition, Jarett is the son of John Andretti, cousin of Marco Andretti, nephew of Michael Andretti, grandson of Aldo Andretti and great nephew of Mario Andretti.

He has competed full-time in the USAC National Sprint Car and Silver Crown Cars Series, earning Rookie of the Year honors in the Sprint Car category at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway (in the shadow of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway) once at the USAC National Sprint Car and again at Oswego Supermodified. He’s steadily progressed in several series, including winning championships in go-karts, USAC Midget Eastern Ignite Pavement Series, Lawrenceburg Speedway Sprint Car and Indiana Sprint Car Series.

"I want to thank David Tilton Racing for being part of Andretti Autosport”, said Andretti. “I am excited and look forward to this new challenge. David and everyone at DTR put a lot into the program and I'm eager to become a part of it."

"We look at this as an opportunity to go to the next level”, said David Tilton, founder of David Tilton Racing, a retired U.S. Navy Veteran and Andretti Autosport chassis owner. “I am humbled that Andretti has chosen us. We have hired a lot of different drivers in the past, but Andretti brings a lot of youth and talent to our team, explained Tilton. He’s proven at a young age to be able to be consistent, giving feedback to his team to improve the car and race hard to get the best possible finish. He knows how to win, too. He’s really eager to show what he can do and that he belongs in the Pirelli World Challenge GT4 Racing Series.”

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