Hinchcliffe to run final 3 IndyCar races with Andretti

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for the final three races of the season to fill the seat left vacant this week by Zach Veach.

Andretti Autosport on Friday said Hinchcliffe will drive the No. 26 at next week's doubleheader at Indianapolis and the October season finale at St. Petersburg. Hinchcliffe ran three races earlier this year for Andretti, where he drove three seasons from 2012 through 2014.

"It's always unfortunate to have to change drivers this far into a season, but we have to look at finishing the year the best we can for the 26 team and start evaluating and looking at options for 2021," said team owner Michael Andretti. "James has an existing relationship with our team that we'd love to build on and it makes the most sense for him to step in for these last three races."

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