Congratulations to Vince Strutt who is this week’s Andretti Autosport Fan of the Week! Vince lists IZOD IndyCar Series drivers Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay as his favorite Andretti Autosport drivers. Strutt appreciates their character both on and off track as well as their level of professionalism.
Vince has worked for Dr Pepper Snapple Group for 12 years; DPSG is one of Andretti Autosport’s primary sponsors and a very loyal supporter of our involvement in the series. Having attended his first race in 1996 at Michigan International Speedway, Strutt has been hooked every since. “Once you see the power and speed in person, it’s hard to not get hooked,” said Strutt.
At the 2012 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Strutt got the chance to meet his two favorite Andretti Autosport drivers. “Both are well spoken and great competitors to watch,” Strutt comments. At the same race, Strutt had the “opportunity of a lifetime” to drive with Mario Andretti in the INDYCAR Experience two-seater rides. “I have never been so excited, the g-forces that you feel through each turn gave a even greater respect the great competitors and level of skill in this series,” said Strutt. “I still shake when I think of that amazing day.”
As the team prepares for Brazil, Strutt is anxious to watch all four Andretti drivers take to the streets of Sao Paulo for the Sao Paulo Indy 300. “I am looking forward to every race this year, 2013 is going to be a monster year for Andretti Autosport,” said Strutt.
As always, thanks for your amazing support.