"The racing spirit of Honda is at full throttle – from grassroots competition to 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,' from dirt and gravel circuits, to super speedways and street courses, and on two wheels or four – we are in the midst of an exciting and highly competitive racing season.
"Honda already is a leader in applying advanced technologies to our vehicles today that many in the industry are calling semi-autonomous. This week, we showcased some of our efforts to create the automated and connected vehicles of the future at GoMentum Station, in Concord, Calif., the largest secure connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle proving grounds in the U.S.
"We're days away from the 100th running of the Indy 500 — truly the greatest spectacle in racing — and we couldn't be more thrilled to have Honda-powered James Hinchcliffe on the pole and eight of the top 12 starters for Sunday's race. Honda's qualifying results are a reflection of the tremendous hard work and commitment by everyone at Honda Performance Development and our Honda-powered racing partners to make this an exciting and highly competitive event.