Indianapolis, Ind. (10 May 2019) – Jack Harvey posted his career-best qualifying result in the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM IndyCar as his 1:08.323-second lap of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway secured third on the grid for Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix (live NBCSN 3:30pm ET).
Harvey got off to a fast start during Friday morning’s two practice sessions and carried that momentum into qualifying on Friday afternoon in the MSR machine. Starting off in Group 1 qualifying, Harvey posted a 1:08.348-second lap which was good enough to transfer him into the top 12 for the third time this year.
Harvey brought yet more pace in the second session by carding third quickest time of 1:08.110-seconds to move him into the Firestone Fast Six.
Making his first ever Firestone Fast Six appearance, Harvey immediately laid down his fast time of 1:08.323-seconds which secured him a spot on the second row in third for Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix.
“I feel like we have been on the brink of a Firestone Fast Six result and now qualifying in the top of the Fast Six will be the momentum we need to replicate it more often,” said Harvey. “I was so focused on trying to get a good lap in that I didn’t even know we had gone P1 there for a second. This gives us confidence and what we are doing is headed in the right direction. Of course, we will continue to work at it to continue to get better.
Having expanded from a six-race program in 2018 to secure 10 IndyCar race outings with the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM entry in 2019, Harvey and MSR continue to develop speed in the highlight competitive category.
“I love this whole team – everyone at MSR, everyone at Arrow Schmidt Peterson,” continued Harvey. “We also have been so lucky with our partners in AutoNation and SiriusXM as well. We have a very solid result for our team and for me. Now we need to take it to the race! It would be great to finish where we are starting, or even better.”
“It was a complete group effort,” said Mike Shank. “Jack got everything out of the car that he could. I couldn’t be more pleased with him and the team. It’s been a great day to show how we have advanced at this level of competition and how we handle situations like this. I am beyond pleased!”
The INDYCAR Grand Prix will be broadcast live on NBCSN on Saturday May 11th at 3:30pm ET. There will also be live IndyCar Radio coverage on SiriusXM Ch. 209 or Online Ch. 970.