In one of the more entertaining sequences from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series gave full control of its Twitter account to Andretti Autosport drivers Dalton Kellett and Colton Herta, who along with teammate Nico Jamin were all on site this weekend.
The duo began the day navigating pit lane, speaking with a number of drivers, officials, and media types to preview the race. Among those they stopped were J.F. Thormann, Executive V.P. and COO of Andretti Autosport, and 2009 Long Beach winner Dario Franchitti.
Colton Herta then ran into NBCSN’s Robin Miller, who gave a bit of insight on the young Herta’s driving style along with offering thoughts about the strategic elements of racing.
Things soon went a little sideways, however. Herta attempted to do a quick interview with Josef Newgarden, only for eventual winner James Hinchcliffe to intervene. Hilarity ensued.
Dalton Kellett added a new twist when he bumped into MST’s Tony DiZinno and forced him into the role of interviewee
Kellett and Herta continued their work during the race, even catching some quick pit work from Marco Andretti’s No. 27 United Fiber & Data Honda for Andretti Autosport.
In all, it was en eventful day for both Kellett and Herta. But, they did make time to the hit the souvenir tents before calling it quits.