Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda says that his crew are focused on getting their car to the front at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night for the DXC Technology 600 following a disappointing double header in Detroit last weekend.
The Mayor of HinchTown has a great record in Texas having being part of the closest finish here in 2016 when he finished in second place just behind race winner Graham Rahal and ahead of Tony Kanaan who at the time was driving for Chip Ganassi.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race Hinch said:
We’ve had really strong cars at Texas the last couple years, so we’re really hoping that can translate into a good weekend for us. Obviously, Detroit wasn’t what we wanted, so we have to put that one behind us and focus on getting the Arrow Electronics car to the front on Saturday night.
Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda has never raced at Texas Motor Speedway but has tested here during a manufacturer test and speaking ahead of the race he said:
I had a test day at Texas Motor Speedway for a manufacturer test, so it’s actually going to be the first oval on the schedule that I’ve been to before the race weekend. Hopefully, we can hit the ground running a little easier without as many teething issues being new to oval racing. It wasn’t a great test for us since it was so windy that day, but summertime in Texas, I’m sure it’s going to be hot and completely different to how it was then. The tough INDYCAR schedule keeps on trucking, and I’m looking forward to getting back into another race weekend. We had a pretty good weekend in Detroit, so hopefully, we can keep this momentum going.