Grand Prix of Portland Race Preview

“We had a really strong car in Portland last year, finishing second – but really had the car to beat all weekend. We’re hoping to roll off with that same speed this weekend and work our way one step higher on the podium Sunday. The DHL team is looking for two wins in these last two races.”

The team is heading west for the penultimate event of the season and the push is on to finish the year strong. The 2019 Grand Prix of Portland will mark just the second year of the Series return to the Pacific Northwest with 105 laps of road course racing a head of us this weekend.

The 2018 outing on the 12-turn circuit left a mixed bag for the Andretti quartet. All four team cars started inside the top nine, and Ryan Hunter-Reay earned himself a podium position and collected 19 laps led. Rossi settled into eighth after leading 32 laps and falling on the wrong side of strategy. The fate of the day was not as kind to Zach Veach and Marco Andretti. Veach challenged the top five before running off track and falling a lap down. But Andretti has the most unfinished business on the 1.964-mile tack after being taken out of last years race in a Lap 1 incident.

  • Length: 1.964 miles
  • Turns: 12
  • Type: Road
  • Race Distance: 206.22 miles
  • Race Laps: 105 laps
  • Green Flag: 3:42 p.m. ET
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