Jack Harvey isn’t getting the attention that he deserves this year. Meyer Shank Racing went from an alliance with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2019 to Andretti Autosport in 2020. Harvey, is reaping the benefits of that move.
Harvey, scored dual top 10 finishes this weekend on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with being sixth on Friday and eighth on Saturday in his No. 60 Honda. He was also third in his first start on the 2.439-mile circuit back in 2019 to get three top eight finishes in four tries.
“I thought the pace that we had today was decent,” Harvey said. “We finished sixth and started seventh. The strategy was just about as good as it could have got.
“To come out of Indy with an eighth and a sixth, it maybe is a little less than what we might have hoped. But we’ve been so consistently qualified in the top 10 and racing in the top 10. Outside of a little bit of bad luck, I think we have finished quite well. Now we just need to figure out what steps we need to take to get to the podium.”
He’s best shot at a win though was back in July when he qualified on the front row and had race winning pace before getting caught out by an ill timed caution.
Still, he’s ending 2020 strong. He’s had six top 10 finishes in 13 races run this year. He had four in his previous 19 starts of his career. He heads to St. Pete which was a place where he came home 10th in last year’s season opener.