Indianapolis, Ind. (19 May 2021) – Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) closed out another successful day of on track action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 30.
After an engine change on Tuesday shortened the day for Harvey, he was back in full capacity on Wednesday for the six hours of open track at IMS. Harvey produced quick outright pace and concluded the day P5 in the overall no tow speed times.
Jack Harvey No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda
Top Speed: 224.236 mph (P19)
No Tow Speed: 220.657 mph (P5)
Total Laps: 114
Castroneves took his No. 06 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda out on track for the initial two hours of the day and was one the drivers to clock in the most laps. After getting some pack running in during the final two hours, Castroneves ended the day P13 on the overall top speed charts.
Helio Castroneves No. 06 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda
Top Speed: 224.875 mph (P13)
No Tow Speed: 218.174 mph (P24)
Total Laps: 110
Jack Harvey: “I thought that we had a productive day, we started the afternoon pretty good and our race car seems not too bad. I thought the first part of the day was a little better than the second half of the afternoon. I think we learned what we are not going to do again, which is equally as important to figure out. It was a pretty solid day but we just want to keep aiming to do better.”
Helio Castroneves: “The No. 06 car was very strong. We tried everything today and it was only the second day, but it was the first time we were really running in a pack, which was great – so now I’m really understanding what the car needs to do. I got to run with my teammate today as well and see where he was strong so we were able to get more information for the team as a whole. So far we are moving in the right direction and it was a very positive day.”