Hostage no more! As the Watkins Glen road course approaches on the schedule we find Jay Howard has finally been given back the helm of the Roth Racing #24. At least for this week.
Roth Racing is pleased to announce that rookie Jay Howard will be back behind the wheel as the driver of the #24 car for the IndyCar Series race this coming weekend at Watkins Glen.While race fans have been lamenting the lack of, uh, performance from Marty Roth (he's finished one race all year and has yet to finish higher than 17th), the tandem of Howard and John Andretti has been doing a respectable job for the new team. Casting aside Howard's wreck at Homestead and Andretti's at Richmond, the duo have consistently finished between 11th and 19th in the other 7 races. That's not exaclty setting the world on fire, but it's highly respectable in a year where there are at least 26 cars in every race.
"I am over the moon to be back in the #24 Roth Racing car for Watkins Glen. It's been agonizing not being behind the wheel these past 5 races but now it's my turn again and I hope to be able to pick up where I left off. I had good runs in my last 3 races and St. Pete was going to be a high water mark for the team until I had late contact with Dan Wheldon. I am as hungry as ever and hope to build on that performance in St. Pete and give the team it's first ever top 10 finish."
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But if Marty wants to stay with his current plan, well, the rest of us might as well start a Dallara parts venture, right?