IRL: Watkins Glen: Bryan Herta preview

Bryan Herta on the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix: "With this being our second trip to Watkins Glen, I think the XM Satellite Radio team will be ready to challenge for a win. We're obviously disappointed with our finish at the Indianapolis 500.

Bryan Herta on the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix:
"With this being our second trip to Watkins Glen, I think the XM Satellite Radio team will be ready to challenge for a win. We're obviously disappointed with our finish at the Indianapolis 500. However, we're still in seventh place in the championship and there are 10 races left for us to move closer to the top. We had a good car on our only other road course this year and I'm confident we'll be there again."

Bryan Herta Facts

This will be Herta's second IndyCar Series start at Watkins Glen. He finished eighth in 2005.

He is currently tied for seventh place in the IndyCar Series driver championship.

Herta finished 20th in the 2006 Indianapolis 500, the most recent IndyCar Series race.

Herta tallied a fourth-place finish at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on April 2.

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).

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

Herta's first IndyCar Series victory came at Kansas Speedway in 2003.

George Klotz, Team Manager, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone on the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix:
"I think we've made improvements on our road course car so the XM Satellite Radio team is really looking forward to the race this weekend. We ran well at St. Petersburg and hopefully we can carry that into Watkins Glen. We have to put Indy behind us and move on."

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