LONG BEACH, California – Taking inspiration from one the greatest sports comeback stories of all time, Marco Andretti drove to an equally impressive 13th place finish at Long Beach. With tears in his eyes, Andretti walked down pit lane with his family to thunderous applause. “You can see how hard he has been working to get to this point,” said one fan, screaming at the top of her lungs and clad in Snapple branded Andretti Autosport attire. “There have been so many years where us fans were not sure Marco would get back to where he once was, but I think after today he has been vindicated beyond a shadow of a doubt. Truly an all time great redemption.”

Excitement among those leaving the track led to conversations of what the Month of May might hold for Andretti with many hopeful of at least an 11th -16th place performance.