Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda heads into this weekend’s Iowa double-header on a high following his first podium finish on Sunday on the streets of Toronto.

Herta, who came from 14th on the grid to finish the race in third place commented about the Hy-Vee weekend ahead saying:

“With the implementation of Hy-Vee, Iowa has really taken a step up. Iowa has been an amazing race for INDYCAR the past few years. After a P3 finish in Toronto, I’m looking forward to kicking off a doubleheader in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda.”

Kyle Kirkwood in the No.27 AutoNation Honda is looking forward to this weekend’s races in Iowa saying:

“Iowa Speedway is a track that’s super tough on drivers. We’re going into it with a doubleheader, which makes it even harder. Usually, it’s very hot there, and the track is really bumpy. So, you get a bunch of kickbacks through both ends of the track. There are two very different corners on either end of the track that you’re trying to set your car up for. So, it’s tough to get both right and we don’t have a lot of time to do it. However, I’m looking forward to returning in the No. 27 AutoNation Honda.”

Romain Grosjean in the No.28 DHL Honda heads to Iowa aiming to bounce back from a tough race in Toronto, where he retired and speaking about the doubleheader weekend in Iowa, Grosjean said:

“Iowa is one of my favorite ovals. It’s very bumpy and challenging. With this race, there are a lot of different lines and techniques going on. In addition to racing, we also get some great entertainment. I can’t wait to see what we can do this weekend with the No. 28 DHL Honda.”

Devlin DeFrancesco is looking forward to Iowa, one of the most physical circuits on the calendar, and speaking ahead of the event he said:

“Iowa is definitely one of the most physical races. It’s a short oval that is long and grueling. I’m looking forward to kicking off a doubleheader weekend in the No. 29 TRUBAR / Jones Soda Honda.”

Andretti Autosport Chief Operating Officer Rob Edwards commented on the upcoming doubleheader, saying:

“July showcases everything that makes the NTT INDYCAR SERIES unique. In one month, the drivers and teams tackle the Road Course at Mid-Ohio, the Streets of Toronto and now a doubleheader at the shortest track on the schedule with the Oval at Newton, Iowa. The track is bumpy and with both races in the heat of the day it will be a mental and physical challenge for all. Hy-Vee has done a great job making the weekend a true event with the concerts before and after each race, and if Ed Sheeran is around there’s a spot on the timing stand for him.”

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