James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda was happy with his race car following Fast Friday ahead of qualifying for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Mayor Of HinchTown ended Friday as the fastest Honda car in third place setting a fastest time of 38.7978s.
Speaking following Fast Friday, Hinchcliffe commented by saying:
I think we made a lot of progress over the day. Certainly all those times up there are tow times. If you look at the no-tow report, we’re hovering around 10th or 11th, something like that. That’s all, that puts us in the fight for Fast Nine tomorrow. It’s good to get out there and run a big lap at the end. It’s great to see a lot of Hondas running up front certainly. You know, I know that not everybody is showing their hand yet. So tomorrow is going to be interesting to see. I’m really impressed with the speeds. I wasn’t entirely sure we were going to hit numbers like that this month. And it’s awesome. I think that’s one of the fastest laps I’ve ever been around this joint. It’s pretty cool.