After spending the last couple of years looking for a ride, Zach Veach has found his home at Andretti Autosport as he will complete their driver line-up for 2018. Veach will drive the No. 26 Honda entry next season.
“I’ve been thinking about this day since St. Petersburg in 2010 when I sat beside Michael Andretti announcing that I’d be competing in USF2000 for his team,’’ Zach said. “To be driving in the Verizon IndyCar series with them is a dream come true.”
The 22-year-old made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in April for Ed Carpenter Racing at Barber Motorsports Park, finishing 19th, followed by a 26th in the Indianapolis 500 for A.J. Foyt Racing.
Veach made himself known in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, scoring a career-best third in the standings in 2014 with Andretti Autosport. Last year, he scored three victories driving for Belardi Auto Racing en route to placing fourth in the points.
“We are excited to give Zach the opportunity to show what he can do at the highest level, and I’m looking forward to welcoming him home, so to speak, as he completes our all-American lineup,” said Michael Andretti, CEO, Andretti Autosport. “Zach started his INDYCAR career with us in USF2000 and has driven in every step of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder with Andretti Autosport. He’s a driver that has always impressed me. Zach works hard, and he takes something away from every time he’s in the car – he’s constantly improving. He’s put the effort in, found success at every level and now his dream has come full circle.”
The announcement completes the “all-american” line-up at Andretti Autosport as Veach joins Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Alexander Rossi.
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