Colton Herta wins from pole at Mid-Ohio, leading Andretti’s first podium sweep since 2005

By Nathan Brown  |  September 13, 2020


It was only a matter of time until they had their day, and on Sunday, Andretti Autosport put together a big one in the best of ways on the back-end of IndyCar’s Mid-Ohio doubleheader. Following Colton Herta’s pole-position start — the fourth of his career and his team’s second of 2020 — the 20-year-old earned his first win of the season, leading the charge for a team sweep of the podium.

Herta led all but 17 laps Sunday after starting out front, and while on Firestone red tires on the last stint of the day, managed to hold off a surging teammate in Alexander Rossi. The driver of the No. 27 Honda finished 1.3826 seconds back for his second podium of the weekend and third of the year. Just over one second back came veteran Ryan Hunter-Reay, giving Andretti Autosport three podium finishes Sunday alone and four on the weekend after just one in the previous nine races.

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