Valencia's Colton Herta's first Indy 500 ends shortly after it began

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Valencia's Colton Herta's first Indy 500 ends shortly after it began
Valencia's Colton Herta's first Indy 500 ends shortly after it began

For highly touted rookie Colton Herta, the Indianapolis 500 was over moments after it began Sunday. Herta, a 19-year-old from Valencia, had started fifth and completed only a few laps when his No. 88 car suddenly slowed because of a gearbox malfunction. “It didn't want to change gears,” said Herta, son of former racer Bryan Herta. The damage couldn't be fixed and Herta finished last in the 33-car field.

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