Herta Domination Continues at Laguna Seca, Colton wins from Pole
The Herta family domination continued at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca as Colton Herta captured his second consecutive win at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey from the pole and the fifth win of his INDYCAR career. With an #AllAndretti front row lockout in qualifying, Alexander Rossi started Sunday’s race next to his teammate challenging Herta for the lead on the opening lap, but contact two laps into the race spun the No. 27 machine into the gravel runoff and out of contention for the win. 
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will finish out their West Coast swing and the 2021 Championship next weekend on the streets of Long Beach. The season finale will be broadcast live on NBC Sports with coverage beginning at 12 p.m. PT. 



“The whole race Alex [Palou] was right there and then [Romain] Grosjean at the end was putting pressure on Alex, who was putting pressure on me. It was a very interesting race to see the cars struggling with tire degradation that we were much faster than, but once we got to them we were just kind of stuck behind them struggling to overtake them. It was a balance for most of the race attacking and trying to get past those guys we were stuck behind, but also defending from Alex. It was a very different race from the one we had in 2019 for sure. Both this one and the win in 2019 were refreshing and fun, but I was glad that it was over because there were some points that it was getting a little bit closer than I wanted it to be.”