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Saavedra to run fourth Andretti IndyCar at Auto Club

9.5.2012 (Via racer.com) – Sebastian Saavedra will get another start in the IZOD IndyCar Series next weekend at Auto Club Speedway. The Colombian will make his third appearance of the year in the jointly entered AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport No. 17 Chevrolet, having previously competed at the Indianapolis 500 in May and on the road course at Sonoma last month.

Saavedra was eliminated from contending for the Firestone Indy Lights championship with a 10th place finish last race in Baltimore, following contact with Gustavo Yacaman as Yacaman exited Turn 1.

He'll now embark on his second doubleheader weekend of the year, having also done so at Indianapolis in racing both Indy Lights and IndyCar for a total of 600 miles.

A translated tweet he posted late Tuesday reads, “Well folks .. is a fact, for going to all 600 miles of Fontana! Lights 100 to 500 in @IndyCar #SiSePuede”

Andretti Autosport principal Michael Andretti expanded on adding a fourth car for this race in a teleconference Wednesday.

Saavedra appears committed to a long-term relationship with AFS/Andretti, having competed with the team in 2009 and looking toward perhaps resuming full-time in IndyCar in 2013.

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