IRL: Homestead: Bryan Herta preview

Bryan Herta on the Homestead-Miami Indy 300: "I feel really good right now about the XM Satellite Radio car. All of the winter testing has been good for us and the car has been performing really well. If anything, I'm almost worried because...

Bryan Herta on the Homestead-Miami Indy 300:
"I feel really good right now about the XM Satellite Radio car. All of the winter testing has been good for us and the car has been performing really well. If anything, I'm almost worried because it seems like things are going really well and we don't want to let our guard down at all. We certainly have a lot of work to do this season. We just need to stay focused right now, not worry about predictions, go down there, do the job and see where that puts us."

Bryan Herta Facts

* Herta drove the XM Satellite Radio car to a ninth-place finish in the 2004 points championship.

* Herta placed the #7 entry in the top 10 on 10 occasions in 2004.

* Herta scored four top-five finishes in 2004 (Indianapolis - fourth, Richmond - fourth, Kansas - fourth, Chicagoland - second).

* 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.

* Herta's best start in the IndyCar Series came at Nashville Superspeedway in 2004 when he wheeled the #7 XM Satellite Radio entry from the inside of the second row.

George Klotz, Team Manager, #7 XM Satellite Radio Dallara/Honda/Firestone on the Homestead-Miami Indy 300:
"Last year everyone got to know each other and now nothing has really changed on the XM Satellite Radio car. I think we're a stronger team this year than we were at the beginning of last year. So, we're really looking forward to getting going this year. Honda is not a company that will lay back and sit on the dominant engine they had last year. I know they've made improvements and we're really looking forward to that."

- AGR -

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