Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda says that he hopes the team can carry their momentum from a strong weekend in St Pete last time out into the doubleheader weekend at Texas Motor Speedway for Saturday’s Genesys 300 and the XPEL 375.
Speaking to Paddock Eye on Thursday before heading to Texas, Harvey said that the team hope to be able to fight at the front once again this weekend and challenge for a podium at Texas Motor Speedway and he sees no reason why they can’t claim a top result again this weekend given the competitiveness of the NTT IndyCar Series so far this season with six different podium finishers in the first two races.
Harvey said that the team has gelled well over the past two years and this has born fruit for the team in terms of their results. The Englishman started on the front row in St Pete and brought the car home in fourth place behind Colton Herta, and the Team Penske pairing of Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud.
Looking ahead to the month of May and the Indianapolis 500, Harvey told me that it is huge having three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the team as the Brazilian’s knowledge of the Speedway is incredible and his attention to detail is great and this was evident when he joined Meyer Shank Racing for the open test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this month.
Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Harvey said that he sees no reason why the team can’t challenge for strong results every weekend. The team struggled with the Firestone Primary tire last season and worked well with the reds however, the opposite can be said so far this season with the team struggling on the reds and working really well with the primary.
Harvey said that the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville later this season is the one race outside of the Indianapolis 500 that he is most looking forward to and he hopes to get some laps in on track layout in the Honda simulator later in the season.
Harvey also confirmed that he hopes to travel to Nashville during the Olympic break in July to see the track for himself before the NTT IndyCar Series heads there for the race which takes place from August 5-8.
The Genesys 300 and the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway take place this weekend and are both live on NBCSN and Peacock in the United States and live on Sky Sports F1HD in Ireland and the UK.