Howard Returns To Roth At The Glen
June 30, 2008 | 1:20 P.M. EST
Howard, the 2006 IndyPro Series Champion, ran the first four races of the season for Roth Racing, posting equal best finishes of 13th in Motegi and Kansas. His only road course event for the team was in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was running a strong ninth in the final laps and battling Dan Wheldon for eighth when they made contact, dropping Jay to a 14th place finish.
MARGARET ROTH (President, Roth Racing)
"We're glad to welcome Jay back for the next race at Watkins Glen. Jay has a wealth of road racing experience and was well on his way to a top 10 in St. Pete before a late race incident, so we look forward to a good weekend from him at The Glen."
JAY HOWARD (No. 24, Roth Racing)
"I am over the moon to be back in the No. 24 Roth Racing car for Watkins Glen. It's been agonizing not being behind the wheel these past five 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 threeraces 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."