Announced today at Barber Motorsports Park, John Andretti will return to the IZOD IndyCar Series running with Andretti Autosport in the 2011 Indianapolis 500. Andretti will pilot the #43 Window World Richard Petty entry for the third consecutive season.
Andretti's sponsor, Window World, also announced a contest that could give one lucky fan $1 Million. From a group of six semi-finalists, one of which will be a veteran, a random draw will take place giving that winner the prize if Andretti can take his entry to victory lane in May.
"No matter how many times you've done it before, it never gets old to announce that you're going to run in the Indianapolis 500," said Andretti. "To be able to represent Window World again is fantastic, as is the opportunity to work with Richard (Petty) and Michael (Andretti). Winning the Indianapolis 500 has always been a dream of mine. To be able to have another shot at that is tremendous, and being able to make one of our military heroes a millionaire in the process would make it that much better."
Following a seven year run in the late 80's and early 90's, the racing veteran went on a 13 year hiatus from Indianapolis before returning to the 'Greatest Spectacle' in 2007 with Panther Racing.