Bryan and Colton Herta IndyCar ride swap at Laguna Seca "off the charts"
Bryan Herta drove his Reynard-Ford Cosworth, sporting the iconic Shell livery, at the Grand Prix of Monterey, replicating his victory at the same track in 1998. His son, Colton, had gifted him the car as a birthday present. Bryan surprised Colton by using the same livery on his #26 Andretti Autosport Honda and firesuit. The event attracted current and former crew members, along with most of the current IndyCar Series grid. Bryan drove the car for four laps before entering the pit lane. Despite not being in shape, he enjoyed the experience and the memories it brought back. Colton then took the car for a spin, surpassing his father’s lap total and thoroughly enjoying the experience. He compared the car to the current IndyCar Series cars, noting that the older car is more nimble, lighter, and has a shorter wheelbase. The engines and power output also differ significantly.