Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda had a fantastic day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday as he came home in third place to score his maiden NTT IndyCar Series podium.
Speaking following the race he said:
“I have believed in this team since my first 500 with them. I knew this type of weekend could happen eventually, and everyone at Meyer Shank Racing and Arrow SPM worked so hard to give it to us. It wasn’t an easy race, but we put on a great show for everyone. It’s my first podium in IndyCar, and I can’t wait to keep this momentum going for the 500. You can see how happy these guys are about getting a podium, imagine how happy they will be when we finally get a win.
James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports described his day as a rollercoaster ride saying:
Such a rollercoaster of a day with getting that [drive-thru] penalty, making our way back up to the top five and settling into a good strategy to keep us in the top 10, to making a mistake which lost us three positions on the last lap. I’m really frustrated with myself and for the Arrow guys. Our finish certainly doesn’t paint the best picture of what we could have done today. We have to swallow this one and move on, because next week is a whole other ball game. Happy for [teammate] Jack [Harvey] and those guys on their first podium.”
It was also a disappointing day for Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda as he was classified in 24th place and speaking following the day’s action he said:
We were struggling a bit to get close on the straights, so we were trying to get as close as possible through [Turn] 14, and I think I just got a bit too close and lost a bit of front downforce, understeer then snapped into oversteer, and I just couldn’t catch it. I think yesterday was a very positive day for the Arrow crew, and obviously we need to put this behind us, but we’ll take those positives from yesterday with us for next week. Very happy for [teammate] Jack [Harvey] on his first podium; great work by the entire MSR/Arrow SPM crews, and hopefully we can see a bit more of that for the entire team this month.”