Three drivers have placed in the top 10 of all three IZOD IndyCar Series races this season. Marco Andretti is one.
Andretti, driving the No. 25 RC Cola car, recovered from a qualifying penalty that sent him to the 25th starting position in the 80-lap Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach to finish seventh. He previously finished third and seventh this season.
"Going into this, I knew that this would be about the best we would finish," said Andretti, who last posted three straight top 10 finishes at Richmond, Watkins Glen and Toronto in 2009. "I am definitely pleased with how we climbed our way through the field and how we stayed consistent throughout the day. We knew that if we just stayed in the race and didn't make any mistakes, we would be good."
Andretti is fourth in the championship standings heading into the street course race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 5. An Andretti Autosport car won the first two races of the season.
Andretti's starts through the first three races the previous five seasons:
2012 -- 14th, 11th, 25th
2011 -- 24th, 4th, 26th
2010 -- 23rd, 12th, 5th
2009 -- 13th, 6th, 6th
2008 -- 2nd, 5th, 18th
Justin Wilson and Helio Castroneves are the others who have finished in the top 10.
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