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Bryan Herta Autosport secures final starting spot in Indy 500

May 25, 2010 | 12:34 pm

Seb saavedra Sebastian Saavedra, driving a car for Valencia's Bryan Herta, earned the 33rd and final starting spot in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

Saavedra, a 19-year-old rookie driver from Colombia, crashed the Bryan Herta Autosport car while preparing for a second qualifying run on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

He learned from a hospital room his qualifying run from earlier in the day was good enough to put him in the field for Sunday's Indy 500.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for more on Saavedra and Bryan Herta Autosports' emotional day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500.

-- Tim Haddock

Photo: Sebastian Saavedra, a 19-year-old rookie from Colombia, qualified 33rd in the 33-car field for Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Credit: Bryan Herta Autosport