2019 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying: Day 2 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Raing

James Hinchcliffe 
No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“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 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] 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.”

Marcus Ericsson
No. 7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“It’s so much preparation, there’s so much buildup to it [qualifying]. You practice all week to prepare for it, and then when you’re finally here, sitting in line, waiting… You’re out there on your own on the track, and for sure the pressure builds. I like that – I sort of thrive in those conditions, and I thought we did a good job in the Arrow car today.”
Jack Harvey
No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM Honda

“The wind changed from what we were expecting, and I had too many moments coming out of Turn 2. I haven’t been that loose throughout practice, so coming into qualifications and having oversteer on the turn exit is not a great feeling. It wasn’t the run that I thought we were going to have. The first lap was good, but I couldn’t stay flat on the second, which caused us to lose too much. We had more pace that we were not able to show. We picked up a lot of front grip out of nowhere and I had a very close save. So it’s good to be in the race after a less than perfect day. We made it. We are in and we can still race from where we are starting from.”
Oriol Servia
No. 77 MotoGator Team Stange Racing with Arrow SPM Honda

Honestly I couldn’t be impressed more with my engineers with how difficult the conditions are, it is really hot and windy. I did not adjust one thing on the MotoGator car in the four laps. That’s how good the car was. The car stayed very consistent. Overall I’m very happy. The whole effort, the whole month has been really great so I’m really looking forward to the 26th.”