(Photo courtesy of the IZOD IndyCar Series)
As first reported by Robin Miller, John Andretti has now been confirmed to pilot a 5th Andretti Autosport entry at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May. Andretti will run the #43 Window World entry in conjunction with Richard Petty Motorsports beginning at Kansas on May 1st before attempting to qualify for his 11th '500'. The Dallara will carry a similar livery to last years Dreyer & Reinbold design with "Petty Blue" and "Day Glo-red".
"It would be difficult to script a scenario any better than the one we have here. The relationship I have with Richard, the respect I have for Michael and his team, the partnership I enjoy with Window World and all of it focused on the Indianapolis 500 - it's really a perfect situation. I can't wait to get in the car and get to work. May can't get here soon enough." - John Andretti
"We're thrilled to be back at the Indianapolis 500 with John Andretti. We've had the pleasure of working with John for a few years now, and we are big fans of his - both on and off the track. John's talent combined with a strong team of Richard Petty and Andretti Autosport are sure to make for a great race for the #43 Window World car this May." - Window World President, Blair Ingle
"I'm excited to be a part of this venture with John, Andretti Autosport, and Window World for the Indy 500. There is so much history around this event and the Andretti's have such a rich tradition in racing. I'm looking forward to watching John hit the track in May." - Co-Owner #43 entry, Richard Petty
"I'm really excited to be able to be a part of this. Richard Petty is one of the true legends in our sport and someone I have always admired. Window World deserves a lot of credit for bringing all of this together.
"I have a lot of respect for John's talent - I always have. I really think he will fit in very well at Andretti Autosport and can be a factor during the month of May." - Michael Andretti