FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Andretti Autosport tells The Associated Press it has re-signed Marco Andretti to drive the No. 25 next season with sponsorship from Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
The signing of Andretti is not a surprise, but kicks off what could be a busy weekend of announcements for owner Michael Andretti at the final IndyCar race of the season.
The team is expected to announce a manufacturer switch to Honda, and could have driver James Hinchcliffe re-signed before Saturday night’s finale at Auto Club Speedway.
Andretti, a third-generation racer, goes into the finale ranked fifth in the standings. He has a career-best 14 top-10 finishes this season, two poles and is closing in on 1,000 laps led.
It’s not clear which Dr Pepper Snapple brand will adorn Andretti’s car next season. He carried RC Cola the last two years.