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Colton Herta
Colton  Herta
Harding Steinbrenner Racing
88 Honda USA Sunoco Rookie Road To Indy Graduate
88
Colton Herta
rank
16
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
0
Race Wins
1
Birthday
Mar 30, 2000
Hometown
Valencia, CA
Residence
Valencia, CA

ON TRACK

  • Young American - the first Indy car driver born in the 2000’s - will compete in his rookie NTT IndyCar Series season in 2019, driving the No. 88 Honda for Harding Steinbrenner Racing.
  • Son of former Indy car driver Bryan Herta, who won four races in his driving career and two Indianapolis 500s as a team owner. Bryan Herta currently is a co-owner of Andretti Herta Autosport, which fields driver Marco Andretti.
  • Finished runner-up in the 2018 Indy Lights championship. Collected six wins over two Indy Lights seasons, including the 2018 Freedom 100 and a historic sweep of the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

OFF TRACK

  • Resides in Valencia, California, his birthplace, with his family.
  • Enjoys electronic dance music (EDM), comedies and video games.
  • A member of Generation Z, the first generation to have Internet technology available almost at all times of his life.
  • An active athlete, also enjoys cycling, running, snowboarding and golf.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2019 NTT IndyCar Series 9 1 0 1 2 15 5
2018 NTT IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 10 1 0 1 2 15 6
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

NTT IndyCar Series

  • 2018
    • Finished 20th in NTT IndyCar Series debut at Sonoma with Harding Racing.
    • Tested an Indy 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 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.
Harding Steinbrenner Racing

Harding Steinbrenner Racing is a combined effort that brings together NTT IndyCar Series competitor Harding Racing and successful Indy Lights competitor Steinbrenner Racing.

Harding Racing, which made its debut in 2017 in the NTT IndyCar Series, is the latest effort in the long-standing collaboration between Harding Group, owned by Indianapolis businessman Mike Harding, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Steinbrenner Racing, which debuted in Indy Lights in partnership with Andretti Autosport in 2017 is run by George Steinbrenner IV, the grandson of former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

The team will field a single NTT IndyCar Series entry in 2019 with Freedom 100 winner Colton Herta piloting the No. 88 Honda.