INDIANAPOLIS — Continuing to fill out a busy summer schedule, Andretti Autosport Short Track announced third-generation driver Jarett Andretti will compete in every pavement USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Series event. The Silver Crown Series is one of the most prestigious in all of open wheel racing and lists Jarett’s father John and great uncle Mario Andretti as graduates.
Window World, Inc., a longtime supporter of both Jarett, and his father, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 4 Window World machine. The car will also carry associate sponsorship from Superior Auto and Stoops Freightliner during the series’ five-race pavement schedule. For Andretti, who is already committed to a full dirt sprint car schedule throughout Indiana, the Silver Crown races will add additional experience to his promising racing career.
“I’m extremely grateful for Window World coming on board and giving myself and Andretti Autosport Short Track the opportunity to race the Silver Crown pavement races this year,” said Andretti. “The series has so much history and my family has deep roots racing Silver Crown machines as well. Our goal is to gain experience in longer races and also have strong finishes for Window World and all of our supporters.”
The Silver Crown car and Andretti’s sprint car add experience on Jarett’s resume that already includes championships in go-karts and the USAC Eastern Ignite Pavement Series. Last season he competed in supermodifieds, capturing the Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway’s rookie-of-the-year honors.
Andretti is currently a sophomore year at North Carolina State University in the honors program.