Congratulations to Andy Manes, who is this week’s Andretti Autosport Fan of the Week! Andy lists 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay as his favorite Andretti Autosport driver. Mane lists Hunter-Reay as his favorite driver not only for his racing ability, but also for his advocacy work with Racing for Cancer.
As a life long race fan, Andy enjoys everything from IndyCar to NASCAR. “My dad used to have IndyCar or NASCAR on the television every Sunday when I was growing up. I remember I used to sit in the living room playing with my toy race cars as he watched it,” said Manes. “IndyCar has the best drivers in the world, nothing compares to being at the track for a race.”
Andy’s greatest racing memory was when his dad brought him to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2004. “It was the season finale of IROC XXVII and at the time I didn’t know about all the history with the track. That memory of my first trip still lives with me,” Manes comments. Mane has moved from Ohio to Indianapolis to be closer to the sport.
Andretti is a staple name in racing history and Manes considers Mario Andretti one of his and his dad’s heroes. “Mario was one of the best drivers ever – meeting him was a big thrill in my life,” said Manes.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a form to become the Andretti Autosport Fan of the Week. Please check back next Friday as we select another winner!
As always, thanks for your amazing support.