Andretti Autosport has reached a new multi-year agreement with Colton Herta and sponsor Gainbridge to continue together in the IndyCar Series.
Herta, 21, became IndyCar’s youngest race winner at the Circuit of the Americas in 2019 and has since added another three victories to his tally.
Herta, third in last season’s standings, moved into the Andretti fold for 2020 and this year took ownership of the No. 26 Gainbridge-sponsored car.
On Friday, ahead of this weekend’s IndyCar round at the Indianapolis road course, Andretti Autosport confirmed a new agreement to cover the 2022 and 2023 seasons, with Herta and Gainbridge to stay in the No. 26 car.
“We’re excited to officially welcome Gainbridge and Colton Herta back to the Andretti Autosport family for years to come,” said Michael Andretti, Chairman and CEO, Andretti Autosport.
“Colton has already shown so much potential in the short time he’s been in the series and having a great partner like Gainbridge recognise and support that potential is great for everyone.
“If the start to the 2021 season is any indication of the future success for the 26 car’s program, I think we have a lot to look forward to over the next few years.”
Herta added: “I’m incredibly happy to be back with Andretti Autosport for the next two years.
“I’ve grown so much with this team, so it was a no-brainer when I got the chance to re-sign with Michael.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll be threats everywhere we go.”