IRL: Nazareth: AGR/Herta preview

Archipelago/Motorola driver Bryan Herta is looking to his experience at Nazareth to guide him to the front INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 19, 2003) -- Coming off of a third-place finish last Sunday, Archipelago/Motorola driver Bryan Herta is excited...

Archipelago/Motorola driver Bryan Herta is looking to his experience at Nazareth to guide him to the front

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 19, 2003) -- Coming off of a third-place finish last Sunday, Archipelago/Motorola driver Bryan Herta is excited to take another run at the winner's circle during the Indy Racing League (IRL) IndyCarTM Series Firestone Indy 225 at Nazareth Speedway.

Herta, who pilots the #27 Archipelago/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone, has a lot of experience at the one-mile track in Nazareth, Pa. He has collected two top-ten finishes at the odd-shaped oval in the Lehigh Valley in CART competition and has raced at the facility back to the early 1990's when he won there in the Indy Lights Series. Herta and the Archipelago/Motorola team also tested at Nazareth last week and learned a lot from their rain-shortened session.

Qualifying for Round 13 of the 16 race IndyCar Series will take place on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (EDT). Pre-race coverage for the Firestone Indy 225 will begin at Noon (EDT) on ESPN2 with "IRL2Day". The green flag is scheduled to fly at 3 p.m. (EDT) and the race will be broadcast live on ABC.

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

"I'm looking forward to racing at Nazareth again. I've been there many times even going back to when I ran in the Indy Lights series so I've got a lot of miles there. We had a good test so we have some data to work with. This year we have raced at places that I've never been to, or just had a day or two of testing at and the Archipelago/Motorola team has done well, so with my experience at Nazareth, I think we can be fast all weekend."

Kyle Moyer, Team Manager, Archipelago/Motorola

"Nazareth is a pretty tricky place. It definitely isn't your typical oval. Bryan has had a lot of success there and with the confidence the whole Archipelago/Motorola team has after last week's finish we should be pretty good. As we've shown all year it is important to have a car that handles well throughout the race, so that is what we are going to concentrate on again this weekend."

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