Jack Harvey Caps Off Solid Weekend with Fourth Place Finish in St. Petersburg

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By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer

Jack Harvey was on top of his game this weekend as the NTT Data IndyCar Series headed to St. Petersburg.

Harvey started out the weekend tying his career-best starting position of second. He also had a solid showing in the practice sessions before Sunday’s race finishing 15th in practice one and third in practice two. 

He finished 11th in Sunday’s warm-up with some good momentum on his side heading into the 35th start of his career. 

Starting in second, Harvey kept his position solidly for the first 30 laps of the race. When the No. 60 came down pit road on lap 34, he sat in the fourth position just waiting to strike on the leaders but time just ran out, and as the gap between the top four drivers spaced out Harvey brought the No. 60 home in fourth. 

“I think that was a solid day,” said Harvey. “Obviously when you start on the front row, you want a podium. But overall the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda was working really well. It would have been awesome to be on the podium in AutoNation’s home race, but it’s been a really great start to the year, and that’s what we didn’t have last year. I’m really happy with everyone at Meyer Shank Racing. They have been working their butts off to have these results. We’ve been close to a pole and to a podium today. But if we keep working at it, those things will come.”

His fourth-place result in Sunday’s race was his best finish since the Indianapolis Grand Prix in 2019. It defeated his previous best finish at St. Petersburg that was a 10th place finish obtained in 2019. The series heads to the Texas Motor Speedway for two races. Harvey has one start at the Texas Motor Speedway last year finishing 16th. 

Photo: IndyCar Media

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Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle makes his debut with Kickin' the Tires in 2021 contributing ARCA Menards Series content. Koelle has been involved in the NASCAR Media scene since 2015 working for multiple outlets. Along with Kickin' in 2021, he joins Overbey Photography shooting photos in all three NASCAR series for clients. His favorite tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
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