Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe who drives the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda says he hopes that they can head to victory lane at the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday after missing out on the last 500 mile race.
Hinch goes into this weekend’s event as the most recent oval race winner having taken victory at the Iowa Corn 300 last month.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s event, the Mayor Of HinchTown said:
Well, the last 500-mile race we had (Indianapolis 500) didn’t go so well for us, so it can really only go up this weekend at Pocono. I kid, I kid. Obviously with what happened in May (not qualifying for the race), we’re keen to get to another 500-mile race and prove that that was a fluke, and we can run at the front. We had a productive test here last week with Robbie (Wickens). I’m anxious to get on track with the new kit here. Hopefully, we can put on a great show for the fans like we’ve managed to do for the last few years and try to get the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda into victory lane.”
Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda hopes that he and his crew can put what the learnt at the test here last week to good use and come away with a strong result on Sunday.
Speaking ahead of the event this weekend, the Canadian who has been extremely impressive this season commented by saying:
I’m really excited for Pocono. I think it’s going to be another brand-new experience. Everything I’ve learned on an oval so far this year is almost out the window because it’s not an oval, it’s a triangle! My mindset doesn’t change like it hasn’t for any other oval so far this year, so I’m hopeful we can be running competitively at the end and find ourselves somewhere inside the top 10. I think anytime we can leave an INDYCAR oval race with a top-10 finish is a pretty good day, so that’s going to be the goal for the Lucas Oil crew. We tested there last week, and it definitely helped me a lot. We learned a lot about the car, and hopefully, we can hit the ground running this weekend.