Sebastian Saavedra, currently 5th in the Firestone Indy Lights standings appears to be out at Bryan Herta Autosport. After finishing practice in Sparta, Kentucky for today's Buckle Up Kentucky 100 12th among 14 entries and failing to attempt a qualification run, it was announced that he'll be replaced by former BHA pilot Daniel Herrington. Speaking on the switch, team owner Bryan Herta said:
“Sebastian Saavedra’s father informed me last night that Sebastian has decided not to participate in today’s race. This turn of events has come to me, our sponsor and our entire race team as quite a surprise. Needless to say I am deeply disappointed. We greatly appreciate and admire Daniel’s willingness to step into our #29 William Rast Indy Lights entry on extremely short notice.”Just after the announcement Saavedra posted the following via his Twitter account:
"As many will ask. Yes I will not be racing for the rest of the season with Bryan Herta Autosport. Was a tough decision but it's made. After last races things haven't gone the way they should. And at last my managers and main sponsor made the decision to stop to not continue harming my racing career and name. I'm frustrated and sad to break up the news but that's it. I'm very thankful to all my Mechanics, and engineers. Unfortunately things did not work contract wise but I will still be working hard to bring my countries name high!"With Herrington running at Kentucky, it's unclear who will pilot the #29 William Rast Dallara for BHA in the season finale at Homestead-Miami.