Jack Harvey: “It just didn’t go the right way for us”

Jack Harvey was unlucky to crash out after hitting debris during the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday - Credit: Matt Fraver / IndyCar

Jack Harvey was disappointed to see his rookie Indianapolis 500 attempt end after just 67 laps after hitting some debris that littered the track following Conor Daly’s crash at turn three.

The Briton was racing for Michael Shank Racing this month of May, the first time the team raced in the ‘500, doing so in conjunction with Andretti Autosport, and after starting twenty-seventh, he rose as high as fifteenth before the race ending crash.

Harvey thanked everyone involved for giving him the opportunity to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but acknowledged luck was just not on his side on race day.

“There was a whole bunch of debris on the track – I hit some of it and the car spun,” said Harvey. “It’s so disappointing because we worked so hard to get here, so to have the day end like this is heartbreaking.

“Despite the premature end to my first Indianapolis 500, this was still the best experience I’ve ever had. The Indianapolis 500 represents so much in the state of Indiana and to the racing world, but it just didn’t go the right way for us today.

“I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to my family and friends who supported me on this journey, the entire Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport team, my partners who came onboard to make this race happen for me and to everyone back in the UK for their amazing ongoing support.”