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SAM SCHMIDT RUMORS & GOSSIP

VICS: CONOR DALY TO DRIVE FOR SPM AT DUAL IN DETROIT

Indianapolis, IN – May 26, 2015 – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced today that Conor Daly will pilot the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car for the “Dual in Detroit” races at Belle Isle Raceway on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. SPM’s contracted driver, James Hinchcliffe was injured during practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, May 18. With an undetermined...
Via On Pit Road
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Harvey Leads 1-2-3-4 Schmidt Peterson Sweep in Freedom 100

Although anti-climactic, the finish of the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Jack Harvey could not have been more surreal. Starting alongside teammate Ethan Ringel on the front row for the start, the two Schmidt Peterson drivers traded the lead six times during the 40-lap race before a lap 38 caution ended the race under yellow, declaring Harvey the winner. The 22-year...
Via Rubbings Racing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Fueled By Bacon, Daly ready to roll

With the name Fueled By Bacon Special, what guy won’t be following the No. 43 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda driven by Conor Daly during the Month of May? Smithfield Foods will be the primary sponsor of the team’s third entry in the 99th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. The global food company, founded in 1936, is the world’s largest provider of high-quality pork products. Smithfield...
Via On Pit Road
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Paralyzed owner Schmidt drives modified car at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Sam Schmidt took a spin around Indianapolis Motor Speedway last spring, his first time behind the wheel since being paralyzed in a racing accident in 2000. He had a tougher challenge Sunday: Navigating the twists and turns of the street course in Long Beach. ''An unbelievable experience. Coming here for 25 years with my parents, I always wanted to race here...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Arrow Electronics to sponsor SPM, Hinchcliffe in 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – March 5, 2015 – During each Arrow Electronics Internet of Things Immersions event, Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Sam Schmidt relays his experience of working with Arrow on machine-to-machine technologies – the same technology that enabled him to drive a modified 2014 Chevrolet Corvette at more than 100 mph on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval last...
Via On Pit Road
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hinchcliffe To Join Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Verizon IndyCar Series team

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014) – James Hinchcliffe has a new home in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The three-time Verizon IndyCar Series race winner has signed a multi-year contract with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to drive the team’s No. 77 entry, beginning with the 2015 race season.  “Despite being around in Indy Lights for years, SPM is a relatively young team in the...
Via On Pit Road
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Hinchcliffe Announces Move to Schmidt Peterson

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — James Hinchcliffe, who drove for Andretti Autosports the last three seasons, announced Tuesday that he will be joining Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to drive the No. 77 machine which became vacant when Simon Pagenaud signed with Team Penske last week. “To see what they have accomplished in the last few seasons has been incredible. Winning races, being competitive...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch as quadriplegic Schmidt returns to the racetrack

INDIANAPOLIS – During his Indianapolis 500 career as a driver, Sam Schmidt made three four-lap qualification attempts to make the starting lineup of the race from 1997-99. Schmidt’s best qualification effort came in 1999 when he started seventh in the 33-car starting lineup. Yet Schmidt made his most impressive four-lap run in 2014, when he drove a specially prepared Corvette...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Schmidt drives SAM car at Indy

Sam Schmidt got behind the wheel of a black Corvette on Sunday morning to take laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Schmidt, who is a quadriplegic as the result of a testing accident in 2000, drove the car around the track prior to the start of Pole Day. So cool to watch Sam Schmidt drive around @IMS… With a qualifying time of 73.713 mph! pic.twitter.com/mn7VrMlfJs...
Via Tireball.com
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Questionable Move by Schmidt to Sign Mikhail Aleshin

  Photo Courtesy of www.gpupdate.net Indianapolis, IN- In some of the strangest news very early Friday morning, Sam Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports signed Russian Mikhail Aleshin to drive their second IndyCar Series entry in 2014. Aleshin replaces 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Tristian Vautier in the second SPM entry joining Simon Pagenaud. The move is all around questionable and...
Via Race Review Online
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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