Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe described his opening day of testing for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as ‘a solid first day’
The Mayor of HinchTown and the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda crew ticked off everything on their to do list as the track activity got underway. Speak
Speaking following the session Hinch said:
Solid first day in the Arrow Electronics car. Obviously, we still have a lot to learn with this new car, and we have many days left to try and figure it out. We had a test plan where we had some big-ticket items that we wanted to knock off; we weren’t necessarily going for outright speed today. We got those items ticked off, so a pretty smooth day for us, and I’m happy with how we’ve started.”
Jack Harvey in the No.60 Sirius XM Honda for Meyer Shank Racing with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports had a great day in the car.
Speaking following his day in the car, Harvey said:
“A lot has happened since I was here last year when I met Michael (Shank) and now we are back this year with Meyer Shank Racing and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. It’s a brand new car from what we raced last year and honestly today we just wanted to dot the “i”s and cross the “t”s. But we had a really great day. The time sheet didn’t reflect how well I felt that we were doing but we all finished the day feeling confident in what we learned. There’s something special here for me – I won the Freedom 100, it’s the home of racing in America, I live in Indy. But really this is where Michael and I started our adventure and our relationship. I am just super excited for May because it brings back all sorts of emotions.”
On Tuesday morning, Sunoco Rookie points leader Robert Wickens will take to the Speedway in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda for rookie orientation while in the afternoon Jay Howard will take to the track along with Danica Patrick and Sage Karam for the refresher test.