During Zach’s first oval test at IMS, he was fastest and the only driver to turn a lap over 190 MPH on May 2, 2013
Zach’s first test at IMS was on the F1 course, where he topping the speed charts and set an unofficial new track record in mid-2012 while testing Firestone Indy Lights during the annual Mazda Road to Indy Open Test
Zach is a rookie in the Firestone Indy Lights in 2013. On the season, his best start is third on the Streets of Long Beach and his best finish is fifth and came on the Streets of St. Petersburg
Zach is the first driver alongside former teammate Sage Karam to advance through the entire “Mazda Road to Indy” developmental system (USF2000, Star Mazda, Indy Lights)
Zach returned to Andretti Autosport for his fourth season with the team after being signed in 2010 at age 15 (2010, 2011 USF2000; 2012 Star Mazda; 2013 Firestone Indy Lights)
Won the 2012 Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear Winter Series championship, his second straight winter series championship following winning the USF2000 Winterfest Championship in 2011
Has a pending interview with legendary television and radio host Larry King in the coming weeks. Zach will just be the second racecar driver interviewed on King’s online show, following Danica Patrick
Zach is the youngest sponsored athlete with Got Chocolate Milk?, joining Kurt Warner, Hines Ward, and Apolo Ohno
Plans to graduate high school from K12.com, the nation's largest provider of online education, on June 8, 2013, a school that enables Veach along with Olympic athletes, American Idol contestants and other “amazing kids” to pursue otherwise unusual occupations
Won the Most Popular Driver Award in 2011 and 2012 in USF2000 and Star Mazda, respectively
Listed as one of CNN’s most “Intriguing People” in 2010, while ESPN The Magazine named him NEXT in motorsports in 2011. Sports Illustrated followed in agreement in 2012, naming him a “Face in the Crowd”
An advocate against Distracted Driving and Bullying prevention, having worked alongside Oprah Winfrey’s “No Phone Zone” campaign and The Great American No BULL Challenge anti-bullying movement with Dr. Oz and his daughter Zoe.
Released his first book in 2011 with a special appearance on NBC’s TODAY Show, for which he’ll participate in a special book signing on Mass. Ave at Indy Reads on Wed., May 22 at 7 p.m. EDT.
Started racing when he was 12; Veteran Indy 500 starter Sarah Fisher’s dad Dave Fisher was his first driving coach
Currently training his new Bernese Mountain Dog, which he named Indy-Anna