Andretti Autosport left the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach with some huge highs and a few heartaches from Round 3 of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.
Driver Colton Herta showed that he knows his home track best by winning Saturday’s NTT P1 Pole Award, the team’s first pole of the 2022 campaign. Herta set a new track record with his fast lap time of 1:05.3095. The moment was dedicated to the people of his hometown and the Honda HPD Santa Clarita, California base. Unfortunately, contact with the wall in Turn 9 on Lap 56 of the 85-lap race would end Herta’s dominance of the weekend. He led 28 laps in total.
Andretti Autosport has a three-week break before returning to work at Barber Motorsport Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is the first permanent road course of the 2022 season. The 2.3-mile circuit boasts 80 feet in elevation changes and tight racing. The race goes green on NBC and Peacock on May 1 at 1 p.m. ET. (Courtesy of Andretti Autosport).