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“It was kind of a disappointing day,” said Hinchcliffe. “We obviously hoped for a lot more. We had a much quicker car than that in practice but unfortunately luck of the draw put us at one of the windier times of the day.
“It’s just tough. We work so hard to make these cars really good for qualifying – everybody at Schmidt Peterson and all the guys on the Arrow car put in a lot of effort to really make this thing slippery and a gust of wind can really change your day. I’m a big annoyed, I guess, but not at all disheartened. We have a great race car. This Sunday is nice but it’s really next Sunday that matters so we’ll keep working and rubbing on the Arrow Electronics car tomorrow, and hopefully we can put it in a good position next Sunday.”
Hinchcliffe’s No. 5 Arrow Electronics Indy car also features new associate sponsorship from Amazon.com, SiriusXM, and the iconic Canadian rock band, Rush. The Amazon.com, SiriusXM, and Rush logos will adorn the Honda-powered SPM entry for the 99th running of the famed race.