Thursday, December 15, 2016

Steinbrenner Racing Joins Andretti Autosport To Field Lights Car For Herta

Andretti Autosport announced Thursday afternoon a combined effort with the newly formed Steinbrenner Racing to field an Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires entry for Colton Herta.

The Steinbrenner family purchased the now 27-time World Series Champion New York Yankees in 1973. 7 of the championships have been won under the family's reign. George Steinbrenner IV will serve as team principal.

“I have been around Indy car racing for nearly half of my young life as a fan and enthusiast,” said Steinbrenner Racing team principal George Michael Steinbrenner IV. “Andretti Autosport always seemed to have a prestige in how they operate and present themselves that mirrors that of the Yankees. The legacy of the Andretti name and the success and wide reach of the Andretti brand is as impressive as you will find in the world of motor racing.”

Colton Herta, son of 2016 Indianapolis 500 winning car owner Bryan Herta, returns to the United States following 2 successful years in Europe. The 16-year-old Herta is the 4th announced Andretti Autosport driver to compete for the 2017 Indy Lights Championship.


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