Marco Andretti will run a mix of ARCA Menards Series and Craftsman Truck Series races this season with Cook Racing Technologies.
Andretti will run 14 ARCA races in the No. 17 Chevrolet starting with the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway (Feb. 17). It will be his series debut.
The former IndyCar Series regular and SRX champion will also run seven Craftsman Truck Series races in the No. 04 Chevrolet, the first of which will be at Circuit of The Americas on March 23.
NASCAR veteran Bruce Cook will be Andretti’s crew chief. Cook has one win in the Xfinity Series with Tony Stewart in 134 starts. He’s worked with drivers including Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Ross Chastain. Cook also has experience in the Truck Series, serving as crew chief for drivers including Ron Hornaday Jr., Harvick and Johnny Sauter, earning six wins in 104 starts.
“I’m really happy with the program we’ve put in place for my racing schedule in 2024,” Andretti said. “This plan is a good mixture of races with the ARCA Menards Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series that provides maximum track time, which is what I’m after. It will answer a lot of my unknowns in stock cars.
“I also want to do it the right away and not go right to the top of their sport on my IndyCar and SRX merit as I respect the amount of talent in all of the various stock car series. I’m looking forward to having a lot of run with Bruce and the team. I’m confident that we can be pretty competitive right out of the gate.”
Last season, Andretti made three starts in the Truck Series with Spire Motorsports, taking two top-20 finishes. His NASCAR national series debut was in 2022 in the Xfinity Series.
“I am looking forward to working with Marco and helping him to develop and grow as a driver in stock cars,” Cook said. “Marco has a proven track record across multiple racing platforms. I think with some more seat time and guidance in the stock car world, he’ll be able to compete up front on a regular basis.”