IRL: Milwaukee: Bryan Herta preview

Bryan Herta on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225: "I enjoy The Milwaukee Mile and I think most of the other drivers do as well. It's one of the most difficult and challenging circuits on our schedule. It does always seem to be hot, that's...

Bryan Herta on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225:

"I enjoy The Milwaukee Mile and I think most of the other drivers do as well. It's one of the most difficult and challenging circuits on our schedule. It does always seem to be hot, that's for sure. I think it will be a difficult race, regardless of the heat. With the track being flat and bumpy it's difficult even in the best of weather conditions. If it's hot, that just makes it more slippery and difficult but at least it's the same for everyone."

Bryan Herta Facts Herta's best finish at The Milwaukee Mile came in 2005 when he collected a sixth-place result. He is currently tied for 11th place in the IndyCar Series championship, only seven points out of the eighth position.

Herta collected a sixth-place finish at the SunTrust Indy Challenge in Richmond.

Herta tallied a fourth-place result at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, his best 2006 finish.

Herta garnered the first IndyCar Series win for XM Satellite Radio and the second of his IndyCar Series career at Michigan in 2005.

Herta led 159 of 200 laps at Michigan in 2005, the most laps led by any driver in one race during 2005.

Herta is one of only 22 drivers to win two or more races in IndyCar Series history.

Herta was the only driver in 2005 to claim pole positions on a road course (St. Petersburg), a short oval (Phoenix) and a superspeedway (Michigan).

His first IndyCar Series win came at Kansas Speedway in 2003 in only his third start for AGR.

Herta has four career major open-wheel racing wins and 10 poles.

George Klotz, Team Manager, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225:

"Milwaukee is definitely a handling track and the XM Satellite Radio team sure seems to be performing better this year on those types of tracks than we do on the wide-open speedways. We're just hoping to turn around whatever it is we've got going on and get a good result; hopefully a win. A victory at Milwaukee would really be a boost for our team right now. This track really suits Bryan's style and we're going to work hard to give him a good car."

-AGR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bryan Herta , A.J. Foyt