Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe, the driver of the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda was left devastated after failing to qualify for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Speaking following Bump Day the Mayor of HinchTown said:
It’s devastating in every way possible. We got in line there and then we had a tire vibration. I’m not exactly sure what the problem was… Indy is a cruel mistress sometimes. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows, but SPM worked their tails off to get these cars ready. We have three cars in the show, unfortunately the fourth one didn’t make it, but we win as a team and we lose as a team. It’s crazy to be here after where we were two years ago, but we will put our heads down and we will take a look at it and definitely learn from this experience. It’s a character builder for sure, but yeah, I’m just disappointed. The Arrow Electronics car is fast enough to be in the show, no doubt about it. We’ve got one of the best crews in pit lane — we’ve proved that all year long. It’s just a big blow for sure.”