Jack Harvey and his team owner Michael Shank had two goals for each of their 10 race weekends that they will compete in for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. One is to make it to the second round of knock out qualifying. The other, is to finish in the top 10.
After one week, they’re off to a perfect start.
In the season opener at St. Pete, Harvey qualified his No. 60 Honda seventh while finishing 10th. It was a phenomenal start to the year.
That gives them a ton of momentum heading into this weekend’s race at the Circuit of the Americas. So much so, they hope that they don’t lose it.
“I feel pretty good heading into COTA, and I think it’s just momentum that is good for us to have,” said Harvey ahead of this weekend’s race. “It’s the thing that we struggled to generate last year. Now we have shown everyone, and we have shown ourselves, most importantly, that we can produce good results. Now it’s just a case of fine-tuning it, reworking it and try to finish further up the field.”
Harvey, dropped 25 pounds of weight this past offseason in hopes to show how serious he is about being a full time Indy Car driver. Meyer/Shank went all in on Harvey in hopes to grow this to a full time venture soon. In order to make these goals work, they have to perform.
All those efforts between the 2018 and 2019 seasons are showing now. The hardest part of the climb isn’t staying up top and keeping momentum, the hardest is staying there.
Harvey and MSR have the pressure of that this weekend and they gladly welcome it.