Marco Andretti will make his LMP3 debut in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, co-driving Andretti Autosport’s Ligier JS P320 Nissan with third cousin Jarett Andretti and Rolex 24 at Daytona class winner Oliver Askew.
As previously reported by Sportscar365, the IndyCar star had been in line to make several IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starts with his family’s team, which recently made its WeatherTech Championship LMP3 debut at Mid-Ohio with Askew and Jarett Andretti.
Marco’s last sports car racing outing came in the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona in a Starworks Motorsport Riley-Ford DP.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to Watkins Glen and sports cars,” said Marco. “I know John really loved driving with family, so I am happy Jarett and I can continue that part for him.”
Michael Andretti, chairman and CEO of Andretti Autosport, added: “I’m so proud to see Jarett and Marco coming together to co-drive at Watkins Glen.
“Racing has always been a family affair for us, but it was especially important to John, and it’s been a goal of ours to get them in a car together.
“I’m just glad that this opportunity worked out for Marco to come onboard for the first endurance race of the season.”
Jarett added that Watkins Glen will be “very special” for himself and the entire Andretti family.
“The Glen has been great to us in the past, I am excited to learn from Marco and have him join Oliver and I for our first endurance race this season,” he said.
The team plans to contest the remaining WeatherTech Championship LMP3 races, which includes the WeatherTech 240 at The Glen, Road America and the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
Marco’s participation beyond the six-hour Watkins Glen race has not yet been confirmed.