Herta Makes History In The Lone Star State
Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta in the No.88 Latitude Vacation Club Honda made history on Sunday becoming the youngest NTT IndyCar Series winner.
The 18 year old who started the inaugural IndyCar Classic at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin Texas from fourth place and ran up front throughout the 60 lap race.
Herta came home victorious just ahead of championship leader Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter Reay.
Speaking following the race, Herta said:
(About what it means to be not only the youngest race winner in Indy car history, but a race winner in general): “Just to be up with the names of people that have won a race, I’m going to live and die an NTT IndyCar Series winner, which is spectacular in itself.” (About if his strong performance in qualifying gave him a sense that he might win today): “I didn’t think it was going to happen. Seems like Will (Power) and (Alexander) Rossi had a bit of a pace advantage on us. I thought the max we were going to get was third (place) without a caution. Caution came out. We did our best. On the restart, we were quick. We kind of sprinted off. I know we got the quickest lap on that first lap, which was pretty crazy to have the tires up to temp and everything ready.”