“I Better Not Comment on That”- Marco Andretti Cites “New Guy” Claims as He Refuses to Call Out ARCA Stars Despite Daytona Wreckfest

Published 02/18/2024, 1:41 AM EST

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Marco Andretti has his racing year planned from the beginning. After driving only the Indianapolis 500 in 2021, Andretti decided to head back to full-time racing. The part-timer who drove at Daytona back in 2012 has chalked out his schedule, starting with the ARCA series. Last time, he finished in the tenth position in the Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway.

However, it looks like things did not go as planned for him, as he suffered a fatal blow in his ARCA debut. When asked about the same, Marco Andretti decided to come up with a diplomatic reply.

Marco Andretti’s proirities at the moment


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Marco Andretti’s No. 17 Chevrolet SS blew up in flames with three laps to go. That was the eighth caution in that very race. A lot of accidents occurred on the track, but luckily all the drivers climbed out to safety. In a post-race interview with Frontstretch, Andretti was asked about the race. He was asked about the accidents, especially the one that happened at the halfway break.

Marco Andretti decided to remain silent and not make any statements that might cause any controversy. “I better not comment on that; I’m the new guy here,” said Andretti. The 36-year-old calls himself new, as this is his debut in the ARCA series.

Whatever might be his reply, he will certainly be disappointed to have met with this consequence at the beginning of this season. Though he has a long way to go, a convincing result in the ARCA would have certainly lifted his confidence. The Daytona track was on his bucket list for long.

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Andretti’s looking to beat to beat all


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The grandson of the legendary Mario Andretti and son of Michael Andretti is determined for a comeback. He decided to keep himself busy through racing, as that is something that keeps him going. “I just want to do it by winning some stuff and not just going there on my merits,” said Andretti.

He added, “I want laps; I want to survive, and if we’re there at the end, we’re going to be one of the ones to beat.” You surely cannot hold anyone off track for long, especially if they have raced in their genes.


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Macro Andretti’s schedule is full of the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, which provide maximum track time. The Pennsylvania resident is all in for a comeback, and with style.


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Mamata Mukherjee


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Mamata Mukherjee is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. Combining her love for writing and motorsports she has created some interesting and in-depth stories on drivers like Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Coming to ES with 3 years of experience in the field of writing, Mamata feels right at home in her role as a NASCAR Journalist.
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Shivali Nathta