seems to be in the works. That plus the presence of skilled young drivers who are garnering fan and general public interest is boosting the outlook for a prosperous open wheel scene.
Last year, rookie female driver Danica Patrick, who led several laps at Indy and finished fourth, stoked interest in the sport from non-race fans. And this season, no one would argue that the freshman performance of 19-year-old Marco Andretti is nothing short of impressiveafter his ending up second in the closest Indy 500 in years and clocking the fastest lap on the road course at Watkins Glen before being pushed off the track.
As for the rest of the seasondrivers, start your engines!
Get some insight about Marco Andretti and how young drivers can get started in racing by visiting an audio interview we did a few months ago with his grandfather, racing champion Mario Andretti (scroll the cursor to 15:40 min after clicking on the link).