AUSTIN, TX – It wasn’t as pretty as two weeks ago, but Jack Harvey will take his 10th place finish in Sunday’s IndyCar Classic at the Circuit of the Americas. See, in the season opener on the streets of St. Pete, Harvey started in Row 4 and brought his No. 60 Honda home 10th.
He was in the top 10 for a majority of the 110 Lap race.
This weekend in COTA, Harvey struggled. He was only 21st, 14th and 18th respectively in practice and spun his car in qualifying. He’d start 23rd as a result.
For a majority of the 60 Lap race on the 3.427-mile Texas road course, Harvey would run outside of the top 10. He just didn’t have the car like he had in St. Pete. But, when the dust settled, here Harvey was with the same finishing position as he had in St. Pete.
That’s two 10th place finishes in as many tries in 2019 for Harvey. That puts him in a tie for 10th in the NTT IndyCar Series points standings heading to the Barber Motorsports Park in two weeks.
For a team (Meyer-Shank Racing) only running 10 of the 17 races this year, if Harvey keeps this up, they may want to reconsider their involvement. See, the team partners with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to ensure they can run 10 races. Their goal is to qualify in the top 12 and finish in the top 10.
They’re 3-for-4 on their goals to start the year off with and have two top 10 finishes in 2019. Only four drivers right now have scored top 10 finishes in each of the two races in 2019. Harvey is one of them.