No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AUTONATION HONDA
CHAMPIONSHIP–10TH / 304 PTS.
OF NOTE: Made contact with Herta causing the No. 27 machine to spin off-course on the second lap of the race.
“I had a good start. Colton [Herta] went off in front of me and I had a run on him. Everything was fine and then we kind of had some contact. When we did, it felt like it just ripped the wheel out of my hand. It was a weird scenario. He [Herta] didn’t do anything wrong. It was just one of those deals. I don’t think we could beat that outcome again if we tried it a hundred other times, so our day was over before it started. The NAPA AUTO PARTS car was good, considering we were trying to stretch the fuel. Ultimately, congratulations to Colton and the 26 guys.”
The Herta family domination continued at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca as Colton Herta captured his second consecutive win at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey from the pole and the fifth win of his INDYCAR career. With an #AllAndretti front row lockout in qualifying, Alexander Rossi started Sunday’s race next to his teammate challenging Herta for the lead on the opening lap, but contact two laps into the race spun the No. 27 machine into the gravel runoff and out of contention for the win.
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will finish out their West Coast swing and the 2021 Championship next weekend on the streets of Long Beach. The season finale will be broadcast live on NBC Sports with coverage beginning at 12 p.m. PT.
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