IRL: Fontana: AGR, Bryan Herta preivew

Bryan Herta on the California Indy 400: "The second-place finish by the XM Satellite Radio team at Chicagoland gives us a little bit of momentum heading into the California event. Fontana is close to my home and I will have a lot of friends and...

Bryan Herta on the California Indy 400:

"The second-place finish by the XM Satellite Radio team at Chicagoland gives us a little bit of momentum heading into the California event. Fontana is close to my home and I will have a lot of friends and family at the race, so I'd love to have a good result there."

Bryan Herta Facts

In the most recent race, Herta posted his best finish of the year, collecting a second-place result at Chicagoland Speedway.

Herta currently occupies the eighth spot in the points championship, only seven points out of seventh place and 31 points from fifth.

Herta and the XM Satellite Radio crew have placed in the top 10 on 10 occasions in 2004. That total ties him for the fifth-most top-10 results in the IndyCar Series. Herta has scored four top-five finishes this season (Indianapolis - 4th, Richmond - 4th, Kansas - 5th, Chicagoland - 2nd).

Herta's best start in the IndyCar Series came at Nashville Superspeedway (July 17) when he wheeled the #7 XM Satellite Radio entry from the inside of the second row.

Herta has one IndyCar Series victory, which came at Kansas Speedway in 2003.

Herta has three career major open-wheel racing wins and seven poles.

George Klotz, Team Manager, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone on the California Indy 400:

"Obviously we're still looking for our first win. We're hoping to carry over the momentum from our second-place finish at Chicago to the race in California. The track is close to Bryan's home, so hopefully we'll be able to leave with our first victory of the year."

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