INDIANAPOLIS – Jack Harvey has been a workhorse this past offseason. After the six month break, he’s ready to show it off.
Harvey, never really was a big guy. The England native was always in shape. But, he took it upon himself to be in even better shape for his opportunities in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season.
Jack Harvey sitting on pit road during the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – INDYCAR Media Site
With a focus on fitness during the offseason – Harvey is down 25lbs since Sonoma last September. Heading into his second season in IndyCar, Harvey is physically and mentally prepared for the biggest season of his career.
Harvey, returns to Meyer Shank Racing for their second joint venture together. Last year, they ran a limited schedule in the series. This year, they expanded to 10 races including Sunday’s season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.
“Where we are this year compared to last year is a night and day difference,” said Harvey who completed 602 laps in 2018. “We spent the whole year understanding each other and how IndyCar works. We have been working really hard and hopefully we can show the work that we have put in during the off season and show that not just at St. Pete but in the entire season. I think the foundation work that we have done will hopefully cement our long-term future.”
Last year, Harvey raced in St. Pete but had a cut tire derail his day. This year, he returns to his No. 60 Honda in hopes of showing the paddock what he’s made of.
Harvey, clinched the 2012 British F3 championship before making the move Stateside where he was runner up in the 2014 and 2015 Indy Lights Championships with six race wins. Harvey made his Indianapolis 500 debut with Meyer Shank Racing in 2017 and continued with the team through six races in 2018. “We are in a much more comfortable spot coming to St. Petersburg compared to where we were last year,” said team owner Michael Shank. “This time around, we know what to expect, we have data to go off of from last year and just overall we as a team are feeling much for confident heading into the season. Jack has been training and doing really well at all of our pre-season tests and I think that will show down in St. Pete.”