Jack Harvey keen to push for full-season campaign in 2020
Meyer Shank Racing's Jack Harvey wants to try and expand his IndyCar program with the team to include a full-time campaign in 2020.
Harvey's stunning performance over the Indianapolis Grand Prix weekend in the #60 AutoNation car was good enough to be in contention for both the pole position and race win, starting and finishing third in cold and wet conditions.
The British driver feels the momentum of being able to compete in his 2019 expanded program of 10 races, which began at the start of the season in St.Petersburg, has paid dividends, achieving his best results in the series to date with a podium at the IndyGP and two top ten finishes.
"It's a total team effort," said Harvey. "The way that me and Mike even got together is an interesting story, but ultimately I think we believed in each other enough to embark on this adventure together. It was always a two-year deal, six races last year, 10 races this year, and we hope it might build into something bigger again in 2020.
"There's no one else on the grid I'd rather be racing for, and certainly the goal for all of us is just to expand our current program into 2020.
"What I said about Mike when I was told that's who we were going to be racing with at the 500 in 2017 is he's a winner. He wins at pretty much everything he does, and he's competitive, and that's contagious, and you want to be around it, and apparently, you want to win for him.
"I'm happy to contribute a trophy to his cabinet and hope it's the first one of a few."
After the Indianapolis 500, Harvey's program will only see him appear at Road America, Mid-Ohio, Portland and the season finale at Laguna Seca.
When asked if there was a chance to compete in any more races in 2019 should the opportunity arise, he added: "I mean, I'll give you my personal stance on it. Me and Michael have chatted about it.
"I'm available every weekend that INDYCAR is going to race if need be, so for as much as I try and focus on just my driving aspect, we do have those conversations.
"We'll see what shimmies and shakes out. But I think for all of us collectively, I think we're 2020 focused, but if the right opportunity came up to add another one in 2019, then certainly I'm game for it."