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2019 Indianapolis 500

James Hinchcliffe 
No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“Honestly it was a hell of a day with the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport guys. I really wanted that top 10 [finish]. We were sitting there at the end there, but TK [Tony Kanaan], famous for his restarts, we got boxed in and couldn’t make the move. From where we started, we just kept our nose clean all day, smart decisions on the racetrack, passed when we could, were patient when we needed to be…. The Arrow guys were great in the pits, called great strategy. So honestly, I think we made the most of what we had today. I’m just really proud of the comeback for the guys.”

 

Marcus Ericsson
No. 7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“The Arrow car was really good all day, and the guys had really good pit stops. Up until I did that mistake at pit entry, we were looking really good. We were running in the top eight most of the time, plus or minus a few positions, but really in the race like we were hoping and planning on. I just pushed a bit too hard and locked up the rears. Obviously after that our race was pretty much over, but we still kept fighting. The car was still really good after that, and I was able to race and finish the race, so that was a great feeling to finish and get the checkered flag. Obviously I’m disappointed for the guys because they put in so much work all month, and I was hoping to get us a better result.”

 

Jack Harvey
No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM Honda

“We started 25th and finished 21st, but it was a very trying day. This was the most challenging Indianapolis 500 that I have been a part of. We started off the month with a podium at the INDYCAR Grand Prix, and we were hoping to continue that momentum into the Indianapolis 500. Halfway through the race, I thought the car was going to end up in the wall because of how unbalanced it felt. We didn’t have the pace that we had all month in practice, and during the race is when you need it the most. It was an overall average result and an average day.”

 

Oriol Servia
No. 77 MotoGator Team Stange Racing with Arrow SPM Honda

“It was the most uneventful 500 I have ever had. Anti-climatic. We came in for the first stop, and we had a problem with the left front – the wheel nut fell under the car – so it took the guys a few extra seconds, obviously. That put us back behind the leaders, which usually is not a big deal in a 500-mile race, so at that point I wasn’t too upset. It was early in the race and we’d get our lap back. Somehow, the way the race played out with the yellows – it was a long, long stretch without yellows, only until the end – it meant that we could never get our lap back. I was in no man’s land, sitting. At one point I had the speed of the leaders, I was behind [Simon] Pagenaud, [Ed] Carpenter, the whole steam, my car was great. At that point I still hoped that we were going to get our lap back, and I knew I had a car to fight with the winners. We just never got the lap back. Honestly, it feels like I had a decaf coffee, not a regular coffee, it was never a real race. So frustrating. Anyway, I’m proud of the work we did the whole month, the team did great, the car was great… it was just not our day. I hope we have another chance to redeem ourselves.”

 

 

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