Veach to drive fourth Andretti entry in 2018
13 September 2017 – Indy Lights race winner Zach Veach will step up to IndyCar full-time in 2018, after securing a deal to drive Andretti Autosport's fourth entry.
Veach, 22, made his IndyCar Series debut this season, replacing the injured J.R. Hildebrand at Barber Motorsports Park, where he finished 19th.
He also drove in the Indianapolis 500, classifying 26th with AJ Foyt Racing.
Veach, having represented Andretti in USF2000, Star Mazda and Indy Lights, will pilot the team's No. 26 entry, alongside Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi.
"I've been thinking about this day since St. Petersburg in 2010 when I sat beside [team boss] Michael Andretti announcing that I'd be competing in USF2000 for his team,'' said Veach.
"To be driving in the Verizon IndyCar Series with them is a dream come true."
Andretti said Veach is a driver who "has always impressed me".
"We are excited to give Zach the opportunity to show what he can do at the highest level," he commented.
"I'm looking forward to welcoming him home, so to speak, as he completes our all-American line-up.
"Zach started his IndyCar career with us in USF2000 and has driven in every step of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder with Andretti Autosport.
"Zach works hard and he takes something away from every time he's in the car – he's constantly improving.
"He's put the effort in, found success at every level and now his dream has come full circle."
Veach's best overall classification in Indy Lights was third, achieved in 2014.