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Iowa 300

James Hinchcliffe
No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“We started inside the top five which was good. Had a lot of really good battles on track; we raced really hard with Spencer [Pigot] which was a lot of fun. There was a lot of close calls out there. The cars changed a lot as the track kind of rubbered in. Went loose, push, it was a little bit of everything; dirty air, clean air. The second lane came in nicely at the end, so the racing was good. I want to thank everybody at Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, the No. 5 car was stout – it’s nice to be back on the podium. Big time thanks to the fans for staying out here through the weather; I hope you guys enjoyed the show!”

 
Marcus Ericsson
No. 7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda

“I think most of the race was pretty good, the Arrow car was really competitive again today. I had a really good car underneath me. The first stint was really good, we were moving up through the field before the red flag. Then I think at some point in the middle of the race, I was struggling a bit, getting stuck behind slower cars which put me a bit out of sync, so I lost a couple of positions there. The second half of the race, again we were super strong and going in the right direction for a solid top-five finish. Unfortunately I made a mistake at pit entry and we got the stop-and-go penalty which ruined the chance for a top five or even a fight for a podium. It’s very disappointing when we had such a good car. Again I learned a lot out there, made a lot of passes, a lot of good battles so that was really fun, just really disappointed to not get a result out of it.”

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