Andretti announces Chevrolet engine switch
24 September 2011 – Andretti Autosport has revealed that it will be switching from Honda engines to Chevrolet power next year, with a total of three manufacturers now on offer to the field. The two parties enjoyed a successful relationship together in previous years, recording 20 victories and a championship in the space of five seasons (1987-1991).
"I am so excited to work with Chevy once again," explained team boss Michael Andretti. "We won 15 races and a championship with Chevy in just three years. The 1991 season was magical. Now, Andretti Autosport and our sponsors have the opportunity to win again with Chevrolet. This will prove to be a tremendous association. Chevrolet is committed to motorsports and they are proven winners."
"We are very proud to announce that Andretti Autosport is now part of the Chevrolet family and that they will compete with Chevy’s new twin-turbo V-6 beginning in 2012," added Jim Campbell, Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports at Chevrolet.
"Michael and his family have won many races for Chevrolet and we intend to continue winning with our new partnership. We are anxious to have Andretti Autosport begin testing the 2012 engine in the near future."