IndyCar Austin: Colton Herta becomes series' youngest-ever winner

Steinbrenner Harding Racing's Colton Herta became the youngest winner in IndyCar history with victory at Austin in a wild late finish.

The 18-year-old's victory relied on a stunning restart following a safety car called after James Hinchcliffe nudged the rear of Felix Rosenqvist at Turn 19 - where no track limits were enforced - and sent the Chip Ganassi Racing driver into the wall leading into the pitwall entry.

The timing ruined the race of long-time leader Will Power after he had led every lap from pole for 45 of the 60 laps.

At the point of Rosenqvist's crash, Power had not pitted for the final time.


A big thanks to Cheryl's nurse friend Renée for getting me to and from the track and Marietta and Merrida for two nights of dinner and lots of sangria.

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