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    Andretti Autosport will become Chevrolet's second confirmed team for 2012. Chevrolet's “anchor” squad, Team Penske, was announced back in November 2010.

    This marks a return for the two names since Andretti team principal Michael Andretti and father Mario both raced and won with the manufacturer from 1987 to 1991. Michael Andretti won the 1991 championship with eight victories, the most Chevrolet has had in a season.

    “I am so excited to work with Chevy once again,” Andretti said. “We won 15 races and a championship with Chevy in just three years. The 1991 season was magical. Now, Andretti Autosport and our sponsors have the opportunity to win again with Chevrolet. This will prove to be a tremendous association. Chevrolet is committed to motorsports and they are proven winners.”

    The last time there was engine competition in IndyCar, Andretti's team was the de facto factory effort for Honda from their entry into IndyCar in 2003 until Chevrolet and Toyota left at the end of 2005........

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    Re: Andretti and Chevrolet partner for 2012

    Good deal. The Andretti name is synonymous with Indy, and I'm glad they're back together with Chevrolet, just as I'm sure a lot of fans will be.

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    I am just beyond pumped to see an American engine option in IndyCar again.
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    I stopped watching Indy when I saw all Engines were Honda. I said to myself, there is no point. Now with the bowtie back, I might watch, I do not care much for Andretti or Penske, nothing against em, just not a fan of any racing teams.

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    Too bad it's not an engine designed and manufactured by GM. I know that GM has a lot of input in he engine design but it's not ouiet the same if you do it all yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefox View Post
    Too bad it's not an engine designed and manufactured by GM. I know that GM has a lot of input in he engine design but it's not ouiet the same if you do it all yourself.
    No Automotive company ever builds a racing Engine for itself, ever.
    Did you know that? Racing is so specialized, that the auto manufacturers who actually want to win, have to partner with racing specialists.

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    The Andretti of GMI fame? Kewl!
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    Penske and Andretti are excellent teams. They will ensure that Chevrolet will have a solid chance of competing with Honda and Lotus. I would like to see Ganassi join them, however, after thge horrible season they have had with Chevy in Nascar I don't see it happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    I stopped watching Indy when I saw all Engines were Honda. I said to myself, there is no point. Now with the bowtie back, I might watch, I do not care much for Andretti or Penske, nothing against em, just not a fan of any racing teams.
    Me too, it wasn't very interesting with just one car type and one engine. It's too bad that they are only using one car manufacturer; Dallara. At least they can change the look with different aerodynamic kits. I'm hoping that in the future they will allow different cars like Riley and Crawford to enter the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dederer View Post
    Me too, it wasn't very interesting with just one car type and one engine. It's too bad that they are only using one car manufacturer; Dallara. At least they can change the look with different aerodynamic kits. I'm hoping that in the future they will allow different cars like Riley and Crawford to enter the mix.
    They need to let anybody who wants to give the race a try within reason, to have a go at it.

    And they should even let F1 teams in if they want in on the action. Lastly, they should have more road races instead of Nascar tracks...

    I do not dislike Nascar, its just not my kind of soap.

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    Great to have the Chevy name back in Indy Car. That famous BowTie driver Emerson Fittipaldi will be proud.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefox View Post
    Too bad it's not an engine designed and manufactured by GM. I know that GM has a lot of input in he engine design but it's not ouiet the same if you do it all yourself.
    Niether was the last Chevy indy motor. That was an Ilmor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    The Andretti of GMI fame? Kewl!
    The current generation racing under the "Andretti" name are cousins of mine. My Grandmother was born an Andretti.

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    “I am so excited to work with Chevy once again,” Andretti said. “We won 15 races and a championship with Chevy in just three years. The 1991 season was magical. Now, Andretti Autosport and our sponsors have the opportunity to win again with Chevrolet. This will prove to be a tremendous association. Chevrolet is committed to motorsports and they are proven winners.”

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