Zach Veach will not continue with Andretti Autosport for the rest of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Sept. 23.
Veach, who competed in the No. 26 Honda, steps away with three races left. He wasn’t tapped to come back next year for Andretti.
”The decision was made that I will not be returning in 2021 with Andretti Autosport in the No. 26 Gainbridge car,” Veach said in a statement. “This, along with knowing that limited testing exists for teams due to COVID, have led me to the decision to step out of the car for the remainder of the 2020 IndyCar season. I am doing this to allow the team to have time with other drivers as they prepare for 2021, and so that I can also explore my own 2021 options.”
Veach’s best finish of fourth came in the season opener at Texas Motor Speedway. He was in his third full-time season with Andretti.
Stepping out of the car is the hardest decision I have ever made, but to me, racing is about family, @FollowAndretti is my family and I am doing this to allow the team to have time with other drivers as they prepare for 2021, and so that I can also explore my own 2021 options. pic.twitter.com/KXNjitpLSF
— Zach Veach (@ZachVeach) September 23, 2020
Andretti will announce who will drive the No. 26 in the coming days.