As tune-ups go, John Andretti is good for another 500 miles. Andretti, competing in the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway as a prelude to the Indianapolis 500 on May 30, finished ninth in the No. 43 Window World entry for Richard Petty/Andretti Autosport — his highest IZOD IndyCar Series oval finish.
"I can't be disappointed with this," said Andretti, who has competed on the 1.5-mile oval in four different racing series. "I felt if we finished in the top 10 that would be better than I could expect and we finished ninth. We ran up there, we ran good and we ran good on the long runs.
"Like everybody, I think we wish (Scott) Dixon hadn't caught it quite so good because then we could have finished a little better, but I'm pleased. We weren't perfect, but it was good for me. I had a good time."