Colton Herta and Harding Steinbrenner Racing Eager to Compete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the INDYCAR Grand Prix
Indianapolis, Ind. (May 10, 2019) After almost a month hiatus, NTT IndyCar Series on-track competition resumes this weekend with the INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Colton Herta will pilot the #88 GESS International Honda-powered Indy car. The 19-year-old led the Honda field during last week’s Honda manufacturer test day, the team hopes to utilize that momentum along the 2.439-mile 14-turn road course this weekend.
Rookie Colton Herta has a winning history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Last year he swept the month of May by winning all three Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series races. He won twice on the road course during the INDYCAR Grand Prix weekend then won the Freedom 100 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.
“Looking forward to this weekend’s INDYCAR Grand Prix on the road course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said team president, Brian Barnhart. “It’s always a great feeling when you have an opportunity to race at the greatest facility in the world and I’m very excited to have GESS International on board the #88. We had a successful Honda manufacturer test day last month and based on that performance and overall track performance this season, we’re excited about a positive result.”
“Really happy to get back in the car after two disappointing races,” said Colton Herta. “We’ve gained our confidence back after a few tests where we were very quick including
around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where we were the fastest Honda during the Honda manufactures’ test. I’m very excited to get back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the #88 GESS International car for the best month of the year!”
Opening practice begins Friday, May 10, at 9:10 a.m. ET. Live coverage from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be found on the NBC Gold App for Friday’s practice sessions. Qualifying will be Live on the NBC Sports Network at 4:30 p.m. ET Friday. Race day coverage will be live on Saturday, May 11, on NBC at 3:00 p.m. ET.