Story by Andretti Autosport:
Andretti Autosport and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES started race day off at Barber Motorsports Park a bit soggy, but by the time the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama went green, it was nothing but blue skies.
After red flags ended qualifying sessions early for Devlin DeFrancesco, Colton Herta and Romain Grosjean, the drivers were game to make up for lost positions. In addition, Alexander Rossi wanted to make the most of his fifth-place starting position, his highest of the 2022 season.
Herta was on a mission to win. Barber Motorsports Park has not been kind to the 22-year-old racing phenom since entering the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, but Herta was determined to change his luck. Herta started the race 10th and rotated to the back before the Gainbridge driver battled his way through the field to make his way as high as fourth. However, yellow flags and a spin would negate much of his hard work and strategy during the race. He went on to finish the race 10th overall.
Andretti Autosport now heads into the month of May with the GMR Grand Prix kicking off events Saturday, May 14. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is a 2.439-mile, 14-turn circuit that incorporates Turns 1 and 2 of the famed Indianapolis 500 oval. Fans can follow the race on NBC, NBC Peacock, INDYCAR Radio and Sirius XM. Viewers watching internationally can watch the race with the INDYCAR Live! App starting at 3 p.m. ET.