The No. 26 car of Colton Herta was forced to pit out of sequence on Lap 18 after a shuffle on track led to light contact and a trip through the run-off. Herta was unable to recover position after running amongst the leaders in the opening stint. A restart with just seven laps remaining then saw Herta make contact with the wall exiting Turn 11. With damage to the No. 26 car, Herta saw the restart after the red flag, with three laps to go, from pit lane and finished four laps down.

THE RACEThe Nashville weekend saw a shake up in scheduling due to wet conditions across Friday and Saturday, limiting practice time for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Saturday’s morning session was cut short while the evening’s final practice session was replaced by qualifying.The streets of Nashville continued to entertain with a race that saw nine lead changes amongst six drivers. Though only four caution periods occured, nine cars did not complete the 80-lap event with a majority being due to contact.After a brief red flag, a final restart came with just three laps remaining causing for a dramatic shootout to the checkered flag.The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix has been announced as the season finale for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, moving to September 2024. The circuit will see a layout changing taking seven turns across 2.17-miles of downtown racing on Nashville’s famed Broadway Street.

START: 3rd
FINISH: 21st
CHAMPIONSHIP: 10th (285 pts)

“It was a super disappointing day. We qualified third and I think we had a lot of promise from there. We were working to make the alternate tires last and then got ping-ponged into the wall and things just went wrong from there. We didn’t want to jeopardize anything at the end so just parked at the end of the race. Congrats to Kyle, great win for the team but obviously disappointed for the 26-car.”