Indy 500: Herta has a dog in fight
Sebastian Saavedra, the driver for Bryan Herta Autosport, is one of six rookies in Sunday's Indianapolis 500 field. He was the last rookie and the last driver to qualify for the race, securing the 33rd spot on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Luck appears to be on the side of Saavedra and Bryan Herta Autosport. They moved up to the 32nd starting spot when Tony Kanaan's team had to replace the chassis on their car and moved to the last starting spot.
Still, no driver has won the Indy 500 from the 32nd or 33rd spot on the starting grid. Valencia's Bryan Herta, the owner of Bryan Herta Autosport, doesn't expect his driver to be the first. Herta has more realistic goals. He wants to finish the race and have Saavedra in consideration for rookie of the year.
Saavedra has an even simpler goal: Keep the tradition of strong finishes by Colombian-born drivers in the Indy 500 alive.