Honda celebrates first Indy 500 pole in five years

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James Hinchcliffe scores a new thing for engine manufacturerA stick position for James Hinchcliffe was music to manufacturer Honda's ears on Sunday at a Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Hinchcliffe's stick was a initial Indianapolis 500 stick position for Honda in 5 years. The last Indy 500 stick for Honda additionally came with Schmidt Peterson as well as then-driver Alex Tagliani. It was additionally a initial given Chevrolet re-entered a series as an engine manufacturer in 2012.In addition, it additionally ended Team Penske's string of seven consecutive stick positions in all Verizon IndyCar Series races as well as is Honda's initial in series foe given a second race of a Houston doubleheader in Jun 2014, 31 races ago as well as again with Schmidt Peterson."It's incredible. It's 5 years to a day that you did this with Tagliani," group co-owner Sam Schmidt said. "For a 100th running, we've put an effort into this given last September. It's been an all-around group effort. Obviously, I can't turn a wrench, but my god, a things that happened today."Hinchcliffe's stick run capped an implausible year for a driver, who was severely injured in a crash at IMS in 2015."I mean, I try not to consider about (what it means to qualify on a pole) too much," Hinchcliffe said. "We still have a long race to get through a single week from today. One day, Ill appreciate it a lot more. It all starts right here, with Sam (Schmidt) as well as Ric (Peterson). They built this implausible team. It starts from a top, but goes to all a organisation guys who build as well as run these cars. This is a indicate of pride currently for a team, for Honda as well as all a implausible work theyve done." By Mike Pryson

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