Andretti Autosport just needs to put a whole race weekend together – Herta

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - MAY 17: #26: Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport w/ Curb-Agajanian Honda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday May 17, 2023 in Indianapolis, United States of America. (Photo by LAT Images)

Colton Herta, who scored his second straight pole position Saturday at Mid-Ohio, says the most vital thing the No. 26 Andretti Autosport team needs to do is to get everything right on one weekend.

Herta, for whom this was an 11th career pole, in four-and-a-half seasons of IndyCar racing, is still seeking his first podium finish of 2023. His most recent disappointment was at Road America, where he took pole and led the majority of the laps, but an early final pitstop left him vulnerable to attack as he saved fuel in his final stint, and fell to fifth.

Since then, Andretti Autosport has replaced his erstwhile strategist Scott Harner – who had himself replaced Colton’s father Bryan Herta on the No. 26 pit stand after the first round of the season – with team COO Rob Edwards. Harner now oversees the No. 29 Andretti car of Devlin DeFrancesco.

Herta used a fresh set of Firestone primary tires to edge Graham Rahal in the resurgent Rahal Letterman Lanigan team by

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