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Colton Herta
Colton  Herta
Andretti Autosport w/ Curb-Agajanian
26 Honda USA Verizon P1 Award Road To Indy Graduate
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Colton Herta
rank
5
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
7
Race Wins
6
Birthday
Mar 30, 2000
Hometown
Valencia, California
Residence
Belleair, Florida

ON TRACK

  • Young American was the first INDYCAR SERIES driver born in the 2000’s and is a six-time INDYCAR race winner.
  • Became the youngest race winner in INDYCAR SERIES history when he won at Circuit of The Americas in 2019 at 18 years, 359 days old and became youngest pole winner in INDYCAR SERIES history at 19 years 83 days when he scored his first pole at Road America in 2019.
  • Son of former INDYCAR SERIES driver Bryan Herta, who won four races in his driving career and two Indianapolis 500s as a team owner. Bryan Herta currently is race strategist for his son's INDYCAR SERIES team and a co-owner ofn the Andretti Herta Haupert with Marco and Curb-Agajanian entry.
  • Won the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona with BMW Team RLL in GT Le Mans class.
  • Competed for Andretti Steinbrenner Racing in Indy Lights in 2017-18, winning six races.

OFF TRACK

  • Enjoys electronic dance music (EDM), comedies and video games. He is also an active athlete who enjoys cycling, running and golf.
  • Plays drums in a rock band caled The Zibs, which toured the West Coast in 2019.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 16 3 3 7 8 391 12
2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 14 1 1 7 11 110 13
2019 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 17 2 3 3 8 144 11
2018 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 48 6 7 17 27 645 37
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Indy Lights 17 4 3 14 17 125 14
2017 Indy Lights 16 2 7 9 13 143 13
2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 12 0 0 2 6 0 10

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
September 16, 2018 (Sonoma)
First Win
March 24, 2019 (COTA)
First Pole
June 22, 2019 (Road America)

NTT IndyCar Series

  • 2021
    • Finished fifth in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES standings for Andretti Autosport with a career-high three wins.
    • Won at St. Petersburg and the final two races of the season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Long Beach.
    • Earned NTT P1 Awards at St. Petersburg, Nashville and Laguna Seca.
  • 2020
    • Finished third in NTT INDYCAR SERIES standings for Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport, scoring a win at the second race at Mid-Ohio from the pole
    • Recorded seven top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes.
  • 2019
    • Won at COTA and Laguna Seca, making him the youngest driver to win in INDYCAR history.
    • Finished with 3 poles during his rookie year.
    • Recorded three top-5 and eight top-10 finishes.
  • 2018
    • Finished 20th in NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut at Sonoma with Harding Racing.
    • Tested an INDYCAR SERIES car for Harding Racing at Portland International Raceway.

Colton's Road To Indy

  • 2019
    • Won GT Le Mans class in his Rolex 24 at Daytona debut for BMW Team RLL, setting the fastest lap of the race in GTLM during an overnight stint in his first-ever GT race.
  • 2018
    • Finished second in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship for Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing with four wins, including the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    • Became first Indy Lights driver to sweep the Month of May, winning both doubleheader races on the IMS Road Course and the Freedom 100.
    • Named to BMW Junior Program, testing a Formula E car with Andretti Autosport and serving as test and reserve driver for BMW Team RLL.
  • 2017
    • Finished third in Indy Lights for Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing, earning series Rookie of the Year honors.
    • Won two races (St. Petersburg-2 and Barber).
    • Won series-best seven pole positions and led a series best 143 laps.
    • Earned a total of seven podium finishes.
  • 2016
    • Finished third in the Euroformula Open championship with four wins, five pole positions and four fastest laps.
    • Competed in British Formula 3 with a win in four races.
  • 2015
    • Finished third in British Formula 4 championship, earning four wins, three pole positions and eight fastest laps.
  • 2014
    • Finished 15th in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda despite missing the first race weekend because of age restriction.
    • Earned six top-10 finishes.
    • Competed in AsiaCup Formula BMW, taking one win and one pole.
  • 2013
    • Won the Pacific F2000 Series championship with 10 wins, 10 poles, 11 fastest laps and 15 podiums.
    • Finished second in the Skip Barber Summer Series, earning five wins, six poles and 13 podiums.
  • Early Career
    • Won first of two SKUSA karting title at age 10, winning TAG Cadet champion in 2010 and 2011.
    • Won a pair of IKF Championships, including KPV2 title in 2012, and was a multi-time winner of the IKF Grand Nationals.
    • Won numerous regional karting races and championships.
Andretti Autosport

With 18 years of competition in the books, the team led by Michael Andretti has captured four NTT INDYCAR SERIES championships and five Indianapolis 500 victories, including
three in the last seven seasons.

Andretti Autosport enters 2021 as the only NTT INDYCAR SERIES team to have won championships in each of the Road to Indy development ladder series, having earned three championships
in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, one in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires (formerly Pro Mazda) and one in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.

Michael Andretti competed for 19 years in CART before competing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2003. He won more races (42) than any driver in CART history and led 6,702 Indy car laps during his driving career, second only to his father, Mario.. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership and drove for the final time in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

 
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