Jack Harvey has won nearly a dozen championships in his career including the prestigious British F3 championship in 2012. He finished runner-up in the Indy Lights championship in both 2014 and 2015. He’s one of only six drivers to have won on both the Indianapolis road course and the oval where he took those wins in Indy Lights. Moving from the Meyer Shank NTT IndyCar Series team to Rahal Letterman Lanigan has proven to be quite challenging for both him and the team. We caught up with Harvey as he was taking some photos of his girlfriend Gracie Norton just off of the red carpet at the 100 Days To Indy Premiere just prior to the 2023 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. He talks about the mental aspect of staying positive and how he wants to continue to motivate the team, work hard, and be competitive for the rest of the season. Candid and stoic, you can tell that Harvey is extremely motivated to return to qualifying well and finishing on the podium. Enjoy!
NOTE: At Indianapolis, major drama unfolded as he bumped his teammate Graham Rahal out of the race with time expiring on the clock to qualify 33rd. After the August 12, 2023 road course race at Indy, Harvey was released from RLL with three races left to run in the season. Part of the team statement from Bobby Rahal reads: “First, I would like to thank Jack Harvey for all of his efforts on behalf of RLL for the last year and a half. He committed fully to the team, but for whatever reason, we weren’t able to achieve the results that he or the team deserves, and we wish him well in the future.” Where will he end up? Only time will tell. We wish him the best.
By Larry Mason
Copyright © 2023 Larry Mason
Jack Harvey is in a business suit instead of his driver’s suit just off the the red carpet at the Long Beach convention center for the premiere of the reality TV show, 100 Days To Indy.–PHOTO by SRM Photography
Harvey and Mason share a lighthearted moment just off the red carpet in Long Beach.–PHOTO by SRM Photography
Jack Harvey works his way through the concrete jungle of the Long Beach street circuit. Here he’s entering Turn 10 and you can see the end of one of the vertical-wall, concrete barriers, behind his left front wheel.
Harvey uses all the lock of his steering to get through the tight Turn 11 hairpin.
Shown here leading Pato O’Ward entering Turn 6, Harvey’s green Firestone guayule alternate tires are pushed to the limit.
Interview and photos Copyright © by Larry Mason (unless otherwise noted)