Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda will start race 1 of the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix of Detroit from fourth place on the grid after ending the day as the fastest Honda powered driver with three of the Penske’s Chevrolet powered cars ahead of him on the grid.
During the Firestone Fast Six press conference Paddock Eye asked Hinchcliffe if he thought his performance at the Indianapolis 500 last weekend will help him moving into this weekend’s races?
You know, you’re going from the biggest, widest-open track that we go to the tightest, bumpiest place that we go. There’s not a whole lot that translates. So for us it’s nice having the momentum and the team certainly, and that gives everybody on the team a bit of confidence but to run well at the Speedway and come here on a completely different polar opposite racetrack and run well again, it’s just –it speaks volumes how hard these guys are working on the Arrow car and how prepared we are coming into these weekends. Running around up front here, but competing at the front in races is good. Having that pressure, pressure in pit stops, things like that and the whole team has been performing well, so hopefully we can carry that form forward this weekend.