Anders Krohn has landed a last-minute ride for this year's Firestone Freedom 100. The Norwegian driver known as "The Viking" will compete for Bryan Herta Autosport in the team's No. 28 entry with support from I-Tec and Yellow Jacket “Wanna Frac More?”
Krohn ran full-time in Firestone Indy Lights a year ago with Belardi Auto Racing and led seven laps at Indianapolis, but ended the day against the wall with a crash at Turn 1 with just five laps remaining.
“Leading the race last year was great, but we obviously didn't finish the race, which is the first thing we have to do,” said Krohn, a native of Stavanger, Norway who now lives in St. Petersburg, Fla. “This is a great opportunity to come back, and for sure I have some unfinished business. A lot was learned during the Firestone Freedom 100 last year that I will bring with me to the 2012 race. Hopefully that knowledge combined with a mighty strong team will put us in a position to challenge for top honors.”
He also raced in this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona with Yellow Dragon Motorsports' Mazda RX-8 and co-drivers John and Jarrett Andretti and Taylor Hacquard.
Krohn is Herta's third driver in the No. 28 car this season, following Americans Troy Castenada and Nick Andries, who split the first three races (Castenada rounds 1-2, Andries round 3).