Andretti encouraged by strong showing
12 April 2010 – Marco Andretti was pleased with the performance of the Andretti Autosport team as he raced to a top five result at Barber on Sunday. However, had the late-rate caution arrived a handful of laps earlier, the American could have been celebrating his first IndyCar victory since 2006.
With those behind him adopting a considered approach and saving fuel, Andretti bolted ahead but was presented with no option but to give up his lead when pitting for a last refill of fuel late in the race.
"Helio (Castroneves) just went longer than us each time and that was the difference in the end - he was able to go that much farther and we fell short. Now we just have to keep marching forward; the four of us (drivers) are working together to keep improving our cars but we're still a bit off pace.
"Overall, I think this shows we're on the right track."