Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/1/14

SPARTA, KY - JULY 31: Marco Andretti (L) driver of the # 26 Meijer Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda chats with his teammate Tony Kanaan during a delay in practice for the IRL IndyCar Series Meijer Indy 300 on July 31, 2009 at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Michael Andretti doesn't fault IndyCar for leaving James Hinchcliffe stranded in his disabled vehicle for the entire race at Barber. ''It's unfortunately just part of it - there's no way they should throw a yellow just because a car is stuck on the track,'' Andretti said Saturday. ''It's just bad luck. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and you know what they say - that's racing.'' Hinchcliffe's car was damaged in traffic on the first lap of the race in Birmingham, Ala. IndyCar threw a caution to clean up debris, and the damage on Hinchcliffe's car caused a tire problem that brought him to a stop on the track. The caution period wasn't long enough for IndyCar officials to tow Hinchcliffe back to the pits, so his car was simply pulled out of the way with IndyCar intending to tow him back during the next yellow. Only there were no more cautions, and Hinchcliffe was stranded on the course for the final 87 laps. It was a nightmare for the second-year Andretti Autospo...
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