Heading into the Grand Prix of Baltimore, Marco Andretti's performance has improved significantly this season. On a team that now features reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion and defending Grand Prix of Baltimore champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti is currently fourth in the standings.
For as long as Ryan Hunter-Reay can remember, the Indianapolis 500 was a huge deal. As a small child growing up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Hunter-Reay used to plop down a plastic race track and line up his miniature race cars in front of the television set on the Sunday morning of Memorial Day weekend.
This year, JF Thormann will continue to help make winners of Andretti Autosport's drivers on Baltimore's streets. But as an officer of another company, Andretti Sports Marketing, he will also have a role in making the race a success.
Ryan Hunter-Reay has been an "up and coming" driver for much of the last decade in the IZOD IndyCar Series, but that part of his career is over now. The Florida native has won the last three races and leads the championship points chase.