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Firestone Monterey Grand Prix

James Hinchcliffe
No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“It was a pretty solid day for the Number 5 Arrow Car. Obviously, starting in the top 5, it would have been nice to finish a little higher up. Some guys played some good tire strategy at the start, and with the temperature staying as cool as it did in the Race, the degradation of the reds wasn’t what we thought it would be. We may have been a bit out smarted on the tires a little bit at the beginning, but ultimately the Number 5 car was really good. I think on blacks at the end there, we had the quickest car, we were certainly up there. It’s unfortunate we didn’t get a little better track position at the end, but all in all, a solid finish for the team, in the top 10, and not a bad bad way to end the season.”

Marcus Ericsson
No. 7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“The race was going very well, we executed a good strategy and we were making up a lot of positions. We were up to sixth and running comfortably on the same strategy as everyone else. Unfortunately for me on the last stop, there was traffic in the pit lane and I had to stand and wait for a few seconds. In a tight field like IndyCar, this can happen and a hiccup like that isn’t within our control. It’s disappointing, I think top six would have been a really nice end to the season, but we finished eleventh instead. We had such a good race, the driving was good and the car was working well. It’s a bit like the season as a whole, we’ve had a lot of positives, but the end result isn’t what we wanted.”

Jack Harvey
No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“It’s a bit obvious to say that this weekend is not how we wanted to end our year. We’ve been on such a good momentum swing and there’s really only two places where we have lacked pace. I’m just sad that we tested so well here and we weren’t able to replicate that during the race weekend. Overall we’ve learned a lot as a team this year and we’ve come a long way as a team and I’m excited for what’s to come.”

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About Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Established in 2001 and owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson, along with major support from Arrow Electronics which has partnered with the organization since 2015, Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Arrow SPM) currently competes in the NTT IndyCar Series. With a storied history in the Indy Lights Series with over 70 wins, over 70 pole positions and seven championship titles, the Indianapolis-based team has also found success in IndyCar with six wins, two Indianapolis 500 pole positions and five poles claimed overall, as well as three top-five finishes in the championship points standings. For more information, please visit spmindycar.com.

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