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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

James Hinchcliffe
No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“Obviously with the pace we had all weekend, sixth is a bit of a disappointment for sure. The Arrow car had a solid podium going there until that yellow caught us off guard. We were all over [Scott] Dixon’s gearbox… In that third stint, we were quite a bit quicker, just couldn’t get past. We were looking to make a move during that cycle, but that restart just threw us for a loop. We had a little bit too much understeer in the car in that last stint. We had a good long-run car, but we weren’t the quickest getting up to speed. I don’t think our out-laps were great, and the first lap or so on the restart, we weren’t awesome. Certainly a bit disappointed; I feel like we left a couple of positions out there today. It is what it is. The pace was good all weekend, and if we keep doing that, eventually our day will come.”

 
 
Marcus Ericsson
No. 7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“It was another great race for us. I think like St. Pete and COTA, we’ve shown how strong we are in the races. Going from an obviously disappointing qualifying starting from P20 going all the way up to P7, I think that shows the potential we have and the whole package that we’ve got. So I’m really, really happy with my race; we got the strategy perfect again like we have done the last couple of times as well. It was really nice to finally get the result as well… We should’ve been in the top five in COTA without that penalty, and also in St. Pete we were in for a top-eight finish. It’s so nice to finally bring it home and not get that bad luck to cause our problems like the last two rounds. It’s really positive and really happy for the Arrow guys – they did a great job again this weekend. We can definitely build on this performance. Now we just need to sort out so that we can qualify a bit higher, because if we can do that, we can really challenge for podiums and wins.”
Jack Harvey
No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM Honda
“I think it’s encouraging that we keep getting decent results, we always just end up a bit disappointed. I was a bit disappointed in the drive-through penalty, I wasn’t sure what happened there. My pit lane speed limiter just didn’t latch all the way in. I don’t think we nailed the strategy either, so it was a bit of a frustrating day. We took away a 13th-place result. In the end, it’s all encouraging because we are knocking at the door of transferring into the Firestone Fast Six in qualifying and we’ve had two top tens and a 13th-place result, so we are right where we want to be we just have yet to put together a perfect weekend.”

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