IRL: Fontana: AGR/Herta preview

Archipelago/Motorola Driver Bryan Herta ready to challenge at California INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 16, 2003) ? After being involved in the closest three-way finish in Indy Racing League IndyCarTM Series history, Bryan Herta is looking to...

Archipelago/Motorola Driver Bryan Herta ready to challenge at California

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 16, 2003) ? After being involved in the closest three-way finish in Indy Racing League IndyCarTM Series history, Bryan Herta is looking to grab his second win of the 2003 season at California Speedway.

Although he joined the IndyCartm Series on a full time basis less than three months ago, Herta has become on of the hottest drivers on the circuit. He narrowly missed a victory at Chicagoland Speedway by a mere .01 seconds and has raced to three straight podium finishes.

In addition to momentum, Herta also brings experience to the two-mile track in Fontana, Calif. He raced there four times in Champ Cars starting in the top-five three times. Herta will combine his experience with data collected at a test last week by his Andretti Green Racing teammates Tony Kanaan and Dan Wheldon.

Qualifying for the California Speedway event will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. (EDT). The race is set for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) and will be broadcast live on ABC Sports.

Bryan Herta, #27 Archipelago/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I'm excited to come to a track that's near my home and that I've raced at a lot of times. The Archipelago/Motorola team has had some really good races the last three weeks and I know we can compete for another win this weekend. Tony (Kanaan) and Dan (Wheldon) tested at California Speedway last week so the team has a good place to start from when we unload off the truck.

Kyle Moyer, Team Manager, Archipelago/Motorola

"We've had some really good finishes the last three weeks, and when you are at the front you?re going to win. Bryan is driving really well right now and the Archipelago/Motorola crew has done a great job on pit road, so we?re confident heading into the next two races."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Bryan Herta , Dan Wheldon