Harding Racing To Team Up With Steinbrenner For 2 Car Entry In 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – We have a new entry for the 2019 IndyCar Series season. Well, it’s a new full time entry that is. Harding Racing officially announced their plans for next year on Wednesday afternoon, naming both Colton Herta and Patricio O’Ward as their entrants in the seats. They did so from Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. Herta, brings his partnership with Steinbrenner Racing to drive the No. 88 entry. O’Ward, will drive the second car, the No. 8 entry, just as he did in the season finale at Sonoma. O’Ward,…

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O’Ward, Herta Talk 1st Day Of IndyCar Practice At Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series field this weekend at Sonoma is made up of youth. 36-percent of the 25 drivers for Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) are either in their first or second years in the series. But, for two of the drivers, they’ll be making their first Indy Car starts – ever. Both Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta are coming off of thrilling campaigns in the Indy Lights Series. O’Ward narrowly held off Herta for the 2018 title, earning the two Andretti Autosport teammates…

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Harding To Have 2 Cars In Sonoma, Herta/O’Ward As The Drivers

After the completion of Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix, Harding Racing’s plans for the season finale leaked out. RACER first reported the story but both drivers have since confirmed that Harding will expand to a two-car program for the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Sonoma Raceway in two weeks. Gabby Chaves, who made the first 11 starts of the season for the team was sidelined following his 21st place finish on July 8 at Iowa. Despite a best finish of 14th (twice) in those first 11 races, Chaves wasn’t taken…

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O’Ward Wins Race In Portland, Clinches Indy Lights Championship

PORTLAND, Ore – Good thing Pato O’Ward’s crash in qualifying on Saturday to set the field for Sunday’s Indy Lights season finale at the Portland International Raceway didn’t cost him the championship, because the Andretti Autosport driver was slated to start seventh today. But, due to him scoring his eighth win of the season in Saturday’s opening race of a doubleheader race weekend around the Pacific Northwest track, O’Ward has also clinched the championship as well. O’Ward,19, started on the pole for Saturday’s race and he led 26 of the 35…

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Herta’s 2nd Place Finish Cost Him 7 Points As He Trails O’Ward By 25 Points

MADISON, Ill – Patricio O’Ward called his start of the race on Saturday evening poor. He said it had no other factor than the others driver just doing a better job than he did. The Mexican driver brought his No. 27 Mazda home third at the Gateway Motorsports Park in the penultimate race weekend of the year. It was a day that could have potentially cost him in the season championship in the Indy Lights Series. Colton Herta, his only challenger now for this year’s title, jumped to the lead from…

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Norman Earns 1st Career Indy Lights Victory In Thrilling Race At Gateway

MADISON, Ill – What another thrilling race we saw in Indy Lights competition at Gateway. Ryan Norman had an intense battle with his Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta over the final 20 laps and got by him with five to go and never looked back in his No. 48 Mazda for his first career win in the series. Norman, tried effortlessly to set Herta up for the pass and on Lap 69, he finally got back. The Ohio native held a furious charge by Herta off in the end and won…

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MRTI Back In Action In Gateway, O’Ward, VeeKay Eyeing Championship Clinch Scenarios On Saturday

After a month off, the Indy Lights Series and Pro Mazda drivers return to action this weekend at the Gateway Motorsports Park. The Saturday races for each will be the third to last race of both of their seasons. Both series’ have a doubleheader weekend next week at Portland to conclude the year off. So, with that being said, both of their championships could also bet set on Saturday as well. The USF2000 won’t be racing this week but Kyle Kirkwood has already clinched that championship. In Indy Lights competition,…

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O’Ward Closes Points Gap By Leading Flag To Flag In Iowa Victory

Pato O’Ward needed to go on a dominating race string, similar to one that his Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta did during the Month of May. Herta, caught and passed O’Ward in the Indy Lights championship standings and heading towards this weekend’s race at the Iowa Speedway he held a double digit advantage for the 2018 title. But, O’Ward started up front and did what he had to do in leading flag-to-flag in Sunday’s race on the 7/8-mile bullring. He led all 100 laps en route to his fourth career…

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Herta’s Win Streak Comes To An End But His Points Lead Grows Heading Towards Iowa

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – One of the biggest dominoes in the Verizon IndyCar Series silly season is what Colton Herta and his team are going to do in 2019. Herta, is in his second season in Indy Lights and it’s widely speculated that they will move up to INDYCAR action next year. The easy path would be to remain with a partnership with Andretti Autosport and expand to a fifth car for 2019. But, what happens if McLaren comes over and wants to partner with Andretti too? While Bryan Herta is…

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Herta Sweeps Month Of May At Indy, Narrowly Beats Andretti Teammates In Thrilling Freedom 100

INDIANAPOLIS – It proving that it doesn’t matter how many cars start in the Freedom 100 Indy Lights Series race run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. When there’s 20 cars like some years, or eight like on Friday, the racing is always one of the most thrilling of the entire season. Keep this in mind, there were only eight cars in the annual Carb Day race this year, but in just 40 laps, we saw 119 total passes throughout the field. Also, there was an astounding 20 lead changes. That’s exactly…

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