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Posted On September 8, 2023By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Herta Hustles To Top of Quick Laguna Seca Practice

By INDYCAR MONTEREY, Calif. – Colton Herta wants the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey to be a throwback weekend, in more ways than one. Herta led the opening practice for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season finale Friday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, turning a top lap of 1 minute, 7.5382 seconds in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda featuring a livery very similar to the iconic paint scheme his father, Bryan Herta, drove to victory at this track in 1998 and 1999. His top lap came on Firestone primary tires, which haveRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – There’s something about Kyle Kirkwood and winning on street courses in 2023. For the second time this season, the newest member of the Andretti Autosport stable was cool, calm, and collected under pressure as he put on a masterclass in Nashville to win the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. After starting eighth, Kirkwood cycled to the lead a couple of different times as pit stop strategy played out, but once he cycled back to the top spot on lap 54, it was hisRead More
By INDYCAR TORONTO – Andretti Autosport showed off its street-circuit prowess during practice Friday for the Honda Indy Toronto, as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES team took three of the top four spots on the time sheet, led by Kyle Kirkwood. Kirkwood was quickest in the 75-minute session on the 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street circuit around Exhibition Place in Canada’s largest city, turning a best lap of 1 minute, .8075 of a second in the No. 27 AutoNation Honda. Kirkwood’s strength on rough-and-tumble, concrete-lined street circuits came as no surprise, as heRead More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – One second-generation NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver edged another Saturday in qualifying at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and both had Honda behind them. In fact, all six drivers in the Firestone Fast Six round were powered by Honda, the first time one manufacturer has swept the final qualifying group since 2016 when Chevrolet did at Watkins Glen International. It was Honda’s first such sweep since the format was implemented more than a decade ago.  SEE: Qualifying Results Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta, the son of four-time race winnerRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Kirkwood’s weekend at Road America can be described as chaotic after finishing ninth in Sunday’s Sonsio Grand Prix. Due to an engine failure during second round of qualifying, Kirkwood wasn’t able to partake in the Firestone Fast Six. Thus, the Long Beach winner had to settle rolling off sixth instead of being a threat for the pole position. When the green flag dropped for the 55-lap race, Kirkwood’s race, like the majority of his season, went out of control. Heading into the second turn, KirkwoodRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Spin and win. Saturday at Road America has certainly been action-packed for Colton Herta, with a number of off-track excursions in practice and qualifying, but despite it all, the driver of the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda will start Sunday’s Sonsio Grand Prix from the pole. Herta laid down the fast time of one minute, 40.1945 seconds for the 10th pole of his NTT IndyCar Series career and his second on the 4.048-mile Road America circuit. “It feels nice to be back,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Month of May” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is here with the GMR Grand Prix kicking the three-week journey for the NTT IndyCar Series. A field of 27 drivers will embark on what could be another unpredictable grand prix on the 2.439-mile road course. Why the unpredictability? Simple answer being weather. Over the last two years, rain parlayed a key role into the race with Rinus VeeKay (2021) and Colton Herta (2022) conquering the madness. Although initial weather reports indicated heavy downpour and thunderstorms on raceRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Romain Grosjean is getting really good at this whole qualifying thing. For the second time in 2023, the Andretti Autosport driver will lead the field to green in an NTT IndyCar Series race after scoring the pole for the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park. The Frenchman started the weekend off on the wrong foot when mechanical issues forced an engine change between first practice on Friday and the start of on-track activity on Saturday, but he didn’t letRead More
By Phillip Schmitz, Staff Writer The first two races of the NTT IndyCar Series started out strong for Romain Grosjean, but the driver of the No. 28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda wouldn’t see the end of either of them after crashing out of both races. Grosjean finally put a complete race together in Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach to score a runner-up finish. The Frenchman just needed to repeat what he did last year’s race in Southern California to do so. Just a strong, but smart race to getRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor When it’s your day, it’s your day. The start of the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series season didn’t start the way Kyle Kirkwood and Andretti Autosport would have liked following two tumultuous races at St. Petersburg and Texas, but they can put all that behind them now as Kirkwood was victorious in Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – his first career IndyCar win. Kirkwood streaked to his first career IndyCar pole on Saturday ahead of Marcus Ericsson and his Andretti teammate Romain Grosjean and thatRead More