Andretti Autosport announced earlier this week that Frank Montagny will drive the No. 26 Honda-powered car for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10th. Montagny is driving the same entry in which AA has entered into the Indianapolis 500 with Kurt Busch behind the wheel.
“I am very happy to be back with Andretti Autosport; I have already felt ‘at home’ during my visits,” Montagny said per team press release. “Participating in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis in the temple of motorsport that is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a true moment of happiness.”
Montagny made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2008, finishing second at Long Beach with Forsythe/Pettit Racing. He made one star the following season with Andretti Autosport – a 20th place finish at Sonoma. The GP of Indianapolis will mark his first IndyCar start since then. The 36-year-old has four podium finishes in a dozen starts in the 24 Hours of Le-Mans.
The French driver is scheduled to take part in the open test on the 2.46-mile, 14-turn road course on April 30th.