Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda says that the first lap of Fast Friday is one of his favourite parts of the Month of May as the team’s get to turn the wick up and see what they have ahead of qualifying this weekend.

Speaking following the day’s action on Thursday, the Mayor of HinchTown said:

Today was OK. Obviously, the weather (rain and lightning) is throwing a bit of a loop in our plans to get some race running at the end of the day. But, we worked a little on our qualifying car this morning and I think we made some gains. Positive in one sense, but definitely wish we got more laps in the Arrow car.”

Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda was happy with his day saying:

“I thought it was another good day in the Arrow car. We continued to follow the program, but it got cut a bit short this afternoon because the weather (rain and lightning) came in, so that was the only hiccup really. The rest of the day, we focused on a bit more prep for this weekend’s qualifying, doing some short runs and helping me learn the procedure. I think that was successful. We’re just continuing the process of me learning everything, so it was another productive day.”

Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda for Meyer Shank Racing was a little disappointed with his day saying:

Looking at it, we did not do much today in ways of making progress. We did a couple of qualifying simulations earlier in the day. There we saw we lost some pace from yesterday, which we are trying to understand so that we can find it again. We were getting ready to do some race running before the weather turned sour on us. It’s been a confusing day with some things we need to analyze and figure out tonight before we come back tomorrow. The shortened practice session doesn’t change our plans for tomorrow, but makes us want to get more race running in when we can.”

Oriol Servia in the No.77 Motogator Team Stange said:

Honestly, yesterday we made a lot of progress, a direction that I liked a lot. Today we just checked items that we wanted to try, typical things. Actually, Indy is funny. There are things on your list that you want to try, and you always get to the end of May and you haven’t tried them. Anyway, we tried our items today and I don’t feel like we made as much progress as yesterday in the MotoGator car. In general, I love how Team Stange and Arrow SPM is working, all the engineers, everyone. I’m looking forward to making more progress tomorrow.”

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