Jarett Andretti Honors Father John During Sprint Week

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Jarett Andretti's sprint car for Indiana Sprint Week will be an homage to the Rollie Helmling No. 4 Midget driven by his father, John Andretti.
Jarett Andretti's sprint car for Indiana Sprint Week will be an homage to the Rollie Helmling No. 4 Midget driven by his father, John Andretti.

INDIANAPOLIS – Jarett Andretti has revealed the livery design for the non-winged sprint car he’ll drive during USAC Indiana Sprint Week.

Andretti’s No. 18 Andretti Autosport/Superior Auto-sponsored entry will feature a deep cherry red body with white and chrome silver accents. The colors and design are reminiscent of the 1985 midget raced by Andretti’s father, John Andretti, for car owner Rollie Helmling.

“We always want to do something special for our friends at Superior Auto so Jarett and I decided on a throwback scheme based on a USAC midget that I raced in the late 80s for a car owner that would become one of my best friends, Rollie Helmling,” said John Andretti, the owner of Andretti Autosport Short Track. “I am excited to get to see it on track in the next few days as sprint week starts up.”

“Sprint Week is the most intense stretch of races during the entire year so it seems fitting to run our yearly throwback scheme during that week,” said Jarett Andretti. “I’m excited to unveil it later this week in the longest Sprint Week I’ve ever competed in!”

“Everyone at Superior Auto takes pride in our relationship with Andretti Autosport Short Track and it’s been amazing to be a part of Jarett’s career since the beginning,” said Superior Auto President Chad Melchi. “Our team at Superior Auto gets excited to watch the #18 car race especially with these throwback designs.  It is very special this year to honor Jarett’s father, John, as both Jarett and John have become good personal friends too.”

Indiana Sprint Week gets underway July 18 at Gas City I-69 Speedway.