Andretti Herta Autosport partner David Bowen returns home to Toronto this season following a very special month of May which saw him win the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with Alexander Rossi taking victory in the No.98 NAPA Auto Parts Honda.
Speaking ahead of qualifying at the Honda Indy Toronto Bowen commented by saying:
When we entered into this relationship with Bryan (Herta Autosport), I always wanted to win a race and celebrate with the team, To have it be (the Indianapolis 500) in association with Andretti Autosport, it’s just an honor and a privilege to be a part of it. Bryan and I have been at this for five years, and when Bryan came in and put the deal together with Andretti for us, it’s jus a real honor to be a part of. And to win the 100th Running, to be that race, and have that be our first win together… It’s an experience I’ll never forget.
Speaking about their partnership Bryan Herta commented by saying:
I’ve been working with David for the last five years, it’s been really rewarding, We have a good time off the track and have a lot of success together on track. It feels like we are still making progress and there’s still a lot more we can accomplish. It’s great to be here in his hometown, in Toronto, I know it’s a source of pride for David to be able to bring the team here and show us his world. Hopefully we can have a great result for him here and put on a good show for the hometown fans.
Bowen concluded by saying:
Returning to the Honda Indy Toronto is special for me every year, Next to the Indy 500, racing in my hometown is quite an honor. I told a story at the team dinner this week about how I sold ice cream here 30 years ago at the very first race. To be back here now racing in my hometown with the winning team of the Indy 500 is pretty special.