Meet Andre

Andre first jumped in a kart at the age of seven, beginning what was then a hobby competing in the local karting scene. He began to compete head to head against some of the best karting drivers in the nation at the age of thirteen, learning valuable lessons in race craft and discipline along the way.

 

Andre began his competitive car racing career in late 2015 during the Skip Barber Karts to Cars Shootout, earning a career advancement scholarship to compete the 2016 Skip Barber Championship Series. His performances in the Skip Barber championship attracted the attention of Jeremy Shaw, who invited him to participate in the Team USA Scholarship selection process - Andre advanced to the finalist stage of the competition, receiving coaching from Indy 500 champ Gil de Ferran and learning from IndyCar’s industry leaders along the way.

FAST FACTS

 

Birthdate:               January 6, 1999

Hometown:              New York, NY

Occupation:             Student at Univ. of Chicago

Hobbies:                  Acting, Cycling, Sim Racing, Karting

Favorite Track:         Road America

Games:                     iRacing, Rocket League, FIFA

After a brief stint in USF2000 which saw Andre achieve two top tens in two weekends, Andre returned to competition in Colombia's 2018 3 Hours of Bogota, achieving a class victory. He turned to NASCAR in 2019 after being selected for the Whelen Euro Series Drivers Recruitment Program. Thus far in 2019 he has achieved four podium finishes, one pole position, and two Rookie Trophy wins heading into the playoffs.

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