David Salters (President and Technical Director, Honda Performance Development) says that Barley, the company’s surrogate HPD Race Dog was trackside with them this weekend and really helped the team relax.
Speaking following Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course, Salters said:
“Huge thanks to all the marvelous men and women at HPD for the pole and win. That’s testament to all their hard work. Congratulations to Alex [Palou] and everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing on their win today. Also to Rahal Letterman Lanigan and Christian [Lundgaard] on his first INDYCAR pole. We still have a couple of important weeks coming up here [in Indianapolis], but things were a lot more relaxing because we had “Barley”, our surrogate HPD Race Dog here this weekend. He’s been to two races this year [Daytona and todays GMR GP], and we got pole and wins at both of them. So big shout out to Barley!”
Practice for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge gets underway on Tuesday.