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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Pato O’Ward Ends Impressive IndyCar Debut With Top 10 Finish

SONOMA, Calif – What a debut weekend it was for Pato O’Ward. He was coming off of the 2018 Indy Lights championship and earned a ride with Harding Racing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale. O’Ward, 19, had never driven one of these cars prior to last week. On top of that, the team he’s driving for, just created this second car. All of this was new. Despite all of that, O’Ward showed why he’s going to be a star in this series one day. In fact, that one…

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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 Closes Indy Lights Season With Another Win

PORTLAND, Ore – Pato O’Ward ended the 2018 Indy Lights season the way it began, in victory lane. The Mexican driver charged from a seventh starting spot in Sunday’s season finale to his second straight win in as many days as he bookends the season with a win at St. Pete to a win in Portland. He took over the lead on Lap 18 and never looked back en route to his ninth win of the year. O’Ward now has the Mazda Road to Indy scholarship money to race in the…

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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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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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Pato O’Ward Earns Mid-Ohio Weekend Sweep, Extends Points Lead Over Herta

LEXINGTON, OH – The good news for Colton Herta is that he found his mojo again. After getting in a crash in qualifying in the last race weekend in Toronto, Herta suffered a broken hand and would finish seventh and sixth respectively. He lost his grasp of the Indy Lights points lead as a result. But, in the doubleheader weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Herta got back on the podium in each of the two races. He would bring his No. 98 Mazda home runner-up in both Saturday as…

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O’Ward Leads Flag To Flag For Big Indy Lights Victory At Mid-Ohio, Andretti Finishes 1-2-3

LEXINGTON, OH – Pato O’Ward is on a roll and that continued in Saturday’s Indy Lights race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Andretti Autosport driver started on the pole and led flag to flag en route to his sixth win of the season and fourth in the last five races. That recent streak has not only propelled him to the points lead, but he’s got a commanding lead heading into race No. 2 of the doubleheader weekend on Sunday. O’Ward, leads his Andretti Autosport teammate of Colton Herta by…

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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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