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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
13 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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 Q&A with Ric Peterson, Sam Schmidt and Jacques Villeneuve

Q. Jacques, why come back now after so long being away?  I think it will be the longest period between starts for any driver?  JACQUES VILLENEUVE: There’s a few reasons. The first one, it’s also a question of opportunity. The opportunity came about with Sam Schmidt. We started talking not long ago, actually a few weeks ago. It all went fast. The discussions happened at the...
Via Formula 1 Blog
February 26, 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

IndyCar: What a weekend for Sam Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD- Sam Schmidt has to be leaving the 2.04-mile street circuit of Baltimore as one very happy guy. All of his drivers performed very well in the two series’ races this weekend. First off, his drivers in the Izod IndyCar Series Simon Pagenaud and Tristian Vautier dominated the action Friday in the two 45-minute practice sessions. The rookie Vautier was the quickest while...
Via Race Review Online
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Schmidt trying to get 2 cars in before adding car

Sam Schmidt is content to wait another day before hiring a third driver for the Indianapolis 500. The owner of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports told The Associated Press on Friday he has not hired a driver for the No. 99 car but might if his two other drivers safely qualify Saturday. Schmidt's other drivers are Simon Pageland, last year's IndyCar rookie of the year, and rookie...
Via Fox Sports
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Tristan Vautier joins Sam Schmidt's IndyCar team

Indy Lights champion Tristan Vautier is stepping up to the IndyCar Series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The signing announced Tuesday makes Sam Schmidt's organization a two-car IndyCar Series team. Vautier will team with Simon Pagenaud, last year's IndyCar rookie of the year. The two French drivers worked together in December during a test at Sebring. Vautier won...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Bell will drive Schmidt's second entry

Townsend Bell has confirmed to The Associated Press that he will enter the Indianapolis 500 with team owner Sam Schmidt. Schmidt filed a second entry for the May 27 race, but did not announce a driver. Bell drove for Schmidt in the Indy 500 the last two seasons, and he will attempt to qualify the No. 99 Schmidt Pelfrey Motorsports entry this time around. He'll have a Honda...
Via AP on Fox
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

France's Pagenaud to drive for Schmidt in IndyCar

Sam Schmidt Motorsports has hired Simon Pagenaud to drive in the 2012 IndyCar season. The 27-year-old French native was a factory driver last season for Honda at the 12 Hours of Sebring and for Peugeot at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and made three IndyCar starts, replacing different injured drivers. In 2006, Pagenaud won the Champ Car Atlantic title with Derrick Walker's team,...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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