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At 18, Colton Herta became the youngest race winner in Indycar history when he took the checkered flag at the Indycar Classic at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin in March. 

It was only his third IndyCar Series race, but the victory was not luck: He qualified to start fourth in the 24-car field, and he held off the pack after Will Power’s car broke down.

Now 19 and driving for the Harding Steinbrenner Racing team, Herta is hoping he can carry some of that momentum into the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and qualify for a respectable starting position in the 103rd running of the Indy 500.

Herta’s father, Bryan, 48, won four races and drove in the Indianapolis 500 five times. Colton laughingly told the Hammer and Nigel show Tuesday that the best advice he’s received from his father and Harding Steinbrenner consultant Al Unser, Jr. is “Go fast; don’t crash.”

Colton Herta joined the Hammer and Nigel Show Monday to talk his rookie year with Indycar and going for the checkered flag at this year’s 500. Click below to check it out!