Meyer Shank Racing team co-owner Michael Shank says he feels that Indianapolis 500 champion, Helio Castroneves in the No.06 Transcard Honda overachieved on his return to the NTT IndyCar Series at the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville on Sunday, his first race since winning the Indianapolis 500 in May as he started the race in 15th place and came home inside the top ten in ninth place and speaking following the race Mike Shank said:

Jack actually had a good day. We’re all in this incredible race today with so much strategy going on. And there’s six or seven of us that got caught on the wrong side of that one call, and it just buried us. We had a little mechanical problem with Jack right there at the end too. It kind of worked itself out but also cost us a little bit of drive. Jack did a great job, did everything we asked, there are no complaints from my side and you know we’re going to keep after it hard. With Helio, I think he overachieved to be honest. Our expectation was to finish in the top 12 and he put her at P9 today and that was a lot of hard work by him and the team. I’m really happy for him and Transcard they come on for one race and we got a positive result.

Helio Castroneves in the No.06 Transcard Honda who confirmed his full-time return to the NTT IndyCar Series next season with MSR over the Summer break commented following the race saying:

Thank you to Transcard, SiriusXM, AutoNation, and Honda! Today was was a really, really good day. I learned so much during the race. I was really patient, people were taking advantage of my patience but it’s okay, until a point I was like, ‘enough is enough.’ Great strategy, we were able to take advantage of that – today was all about strategy to put us in the top ten. Our goal was to be in the top ten, we did it. Great job from everyone at MSR and now onto the next race in Indianapolis.

Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda started the race from sixth and was left disappointed as he ended the event in 15th place and speaking following the race he commented saying:

We qualified pretty well, and I don’t know what we have to do to find a result on Sunday. We started sixth and somehow finished 15th. I’ve really enjoyed racing in Nashville, it’s such an awesome city and I’m excited to come back. That was probably the most amount of yellows I’ve ever seen in a race before, but we’ll keep digging away here. I have to thank everyone on the SiriusXM / AutoNation Honda because we’ve still got five races to get it done.

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