Herta and the young guns ready to upset IndyCar's elite

Herta and the young guns ready to upset IndyCar's elite

Colton Herta grabbed the headlines with his record-breaking victory at Austin to become IndyCar's youngest winner. Alongside ex-Indy Lights rival Patricio O'Ward, he's taking on IndyCar's established stars

When Josef Newgarden stepped onto the podium at Austin to celebrate second place and an extension of his early title lead, he wasn't expecting to be drinking non-alcoholic cider rather than sparkling wine.

That was meant to be for 18-year-old Colton Herta, who had just become IndyCar's youngest-ever race winner. It was a fairytale result for the new-look Harding team, now known as Harding Steinbrenner Racing, that had set out to rise from a one-off entry at the 2017 Indianapolis 500 to become a more stable, well-backed two-car team for '19.

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