Given his family's checkered history in the Indianapolis 500, Michael Andretti understands better than anybody why his son, Marco, was so frustrated during Sunday's race.
He knows there's only one way for his son to get over a growing sense of frustration at Indy: Win it.
And once he does, Michael says, "I think you'll see a different person."
Marco Andretti led 59 laps Sunday, more than any other driver. But he got shuffled back in the field by an ill-timed caution flag after a pit stop and spent much of the afternoon venting frustration on his radio. Then he crashed on lap 188.
It was the latest example of the Andretti family's rotten luck at Indy since Mario Andretti won in 1969. Many call it the "Andretti curse."
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