Marco Andretti’s No.98 Andretti Autosport Honda will feature a retro livery inspired by his grandfather’s 1993 Phoenix paint scheme as part of ISM Raceway’s 25th anniversary celebration of Mario Andretti’s final career win.
Marco’s Oberto Beef Jerky Circle K/Curb Honda will don the colors of his grandfather’s winning car from April 4, 1993. The third-generation driver had Oberto’s colors on his IndyCar entry last season at Phoenix and Gateway.
“We’re really excited to see Oberto back on the car this year,” Marco Andretti said.
“Andretti Autosport has built a strong relationship with them and we’re happy to continue to grow the partnership. When the idea of a throwback livery celebrating my grandfather’s final win was thrown around, Oberto was ready to get to the drawing board. The black, white and red car resembles many of my family’s race cars and was a big part of my life growing up.
— Marco Andretti (@MarcoAndretti) March 19, 2018
“It’s really cool to be able to add one of my cars to that family legacy.”
As part of the weekend’s festivities, ISM Raceway will showcase four iconic cars the elder Andretti drove to victory on the one-mile oval. ISM Raceway, the Verizon IndyCar series and Classic Racing Times will work together to honor the cars and drivers from the 1993 race, whose field included Al Unser Jr., Emerson Fittipaldi, Bobby Rahal, Arie Luyendyk, Paul Tracy, Robby Gordon, Eddie Cheever, Scott Pruett and Jimmy Vasser.