Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Honda secured a podium with a second place finish in the Firestone 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
The mayor of Hinchtown who led the race right up to the chequered flag finished just behind Graham Rahal which was the Canadian best finish since winning at NOLA Motorsports Park last season. Speaking following the Firestone 600 which he led for 75 days prior to last nights event Hinch stated:
When we cleared Tony and it was just me and Graham coming down to the checkered, I thought the momentum is on the outside. I feel like I’ve kind of seen it here 10 times before in races in years past, and I thought we were still going to be able to do it.
“But, man, he rolled through the center of (Turns) 3 and 4 with a whole lot of speed. I hadn’t been next to a car all night that cleared me that quickly. That was the time to make that move. It’s just tough having a car like that and leading that many laps, but not the one that counted.