Both Hinchcliffe And Saavedra Had Problems At Pocono

James Hinchcliffe
James Hinchcliffe
No. 5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“We were two-wide racing there shortly after the re-start and I was on the inside there. The guys in front of us started racing and I guess J.R. (Hildebrand) got a bit of push when everybody was side-by-side and put a bunch of wheel in it, it pitched him loose and I was just there. If I had been a bit back, he probably would have spun down in front of me. I might have gotten into him either way – you don’t really know. It’s unfortunate and at the end of the day we really shouldn’t have been back there. We should have been running up front like we were. I made a mistake in pit lane and put us in that position so I’m gutted for the Arrow boys; they deserve better than that. We’re going to regroup and try to do well at Gateway.”

Mikhail Aleshin
Sebastian Saavedra
No. 7 Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“Very disappointing situation to be honest. We were struggling since yesterday with a loose car, which unfortunately got marginally looser as we went into the race. The whole No. 7 team did an amazing job getting the balance back to me, and we had a very strong second stint, which we really capitalized on. We were moving very strongly through the field looking for a nice top 10 there, then had a situation with Munoz – contact that put me into the apron. We might have bent a shock, which basically ended our day. Our mission was to bring it home, but unfortunately this couldn’t happen. We were losing water pressure, and so there were a lot of issues that were happening, and it just ended up not our way. Looking forward to what’s to come next weekend. Not our weekend for the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports organization, but we just need to continue working and building something stronger for what’s to come.”


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