The NTT INDYCAR SERIES headed to Fort Worth, Texas, for the first oval event of the season on the rough and tumble superspeedway, Texas Motor Speedway. The No. 27 NAPA Honda driver, Alexander Rossi, was up for the challenge and showed his oval prowess during the start of the race, however his race would come to an early stop.
Rossi had made only 11 laps before his car slowed on the track. Rossi nursed the car back to pit lane where the NAPA AutoCare crew hoped to perform a quick fix. However, the pit stand realized it was an electrical issue that had removed power from the No. 27 NAPA Honda. Andretti Autosport was forced to retire the car.
“What a horrible way to start and end the day,” Rossi said. “I think we had an awesome car and went into the race with a lot of confidence. On Lap 2 we started losing power and ultimately had to retire the car with an electrical issue. All we can do is look ahead to Long Beach.”
Andretti Autosport and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES switch gears again for the next race as the team takes on the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The streets of Long Beach go green on NBC on April 10 at 3 p.m. ET.
Start / Finish: 12 / 27
Points Earned: 5
Points Standing / Total: 27th / 16 pts.
Next Race: April 10, Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach
How to Watch or Listen: NBC, PeacockTV and INDYCAR RADIO Sirius 205
Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success.
Under the banners of Andretti Autosport and Avalanche Andretti Formula E, the Indianapolis-based team fields multiple entries across the INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights, the FIA Formula E World Championship and the IMSA Prototype Challenge LMP3 division. The team also competes as Walkinshaw Andretti United in the Australian Supercars category through partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports additionally the team fields an entry in the Extreme E championship via Andretti United Extreme E.
The global racing enterprise boasts four INDYCAR SERIES championships, five Indy Light titles, one Pro Mazda championship, a Silver Class GT4 Championship and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500. The team also holds two X Games Gold Medals and five U.S. rallycross championships.