The Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports NTT IndyCar Series team were all smiles on Sunday evening at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as all four of their cars made it into the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
The Mayor of HinchTown who twelve months ago failed to qualify but will line up 32nd.
Speaking following the session he said:
Indy, she likes a dramatic day, huh? It’s crazy how it played out. I’m obviously thrilled for the team and all our partners, Honda, Arrow, everybody. I know a year ago I was watching everybody else go out for fast nine, and we weren’t in the show and it sucks. I feel bad for those guys. We’ve got to get back to work tomorrow. We’ve had a really strong car in race trim, so I’m bummed that I wrecked that one, but hopefully it all translates well to the new car and we get back to group running. We’ve got a good rocket ship on our hands. It was deja vu all over again. I told Sam (Schmidt, team owner) before we went out that we are going to try to not do this next year, try not to have it be so dramatic. Again, I just can’t thank everyone at Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Honda enough. It’s great that all the Hondas got in; that’s obviously a big plus for us as a group. So now it’s just whatever happened, happened and we have to put our eyes forward.”
Hinch joins his team mates Marcus Ericsson Jack Harvey and Oriol Servia in the show.