Harding Racing head into this weekend’s Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix presented by Lear hoping to build on their strong performance last time out at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil where Gabby Chaves finished the race in 14th place.

Speaking ahead of the events this weekend, Chaves said:

Excited to get this weekend in Detroit going. “It’s a very challenging track physically, mentally and technically. I’m ready to get going and to maximize our efforts. This is especially important because it’s a doubleheader weekend, and there are double points on the line. We’ll see if we can do a really good job because having a nice result in both races will really help us get some momentum going after May.

President of Harding Racing Brian Barnhart commented on the double header in Detroit saying:

Detroit presents a unique set of challenges due to the fact that it is IndyCar’s only doubleheader race weekend. “This is made even more difficult because it comes on the heels of the IndyCar Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500 activities. It is also a huge challenge for the guys from a preparedness aspect combined with the fact that it is a difficult and challenging race track. With races on both Saturday and Sunday, everyone is going to have to be on their game due to the rough surface of the track and its impact on the cars for two days this weekend

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