INDYCAR News and Notes – Oct. 22, 2015

1. Dixon, Kanaan Taking on Ironman 70.3 Miami 2. Arrow Electronics Extends Sponsorship with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 3. Newgarden’s Story Being Told in Children’s Book 4. Team USA Scholarship Pair Ready for Formula Ford Festival 5. Wilson Auction Proceeds Top $550,000 and Counting 6. Of Note 1. Dixon, Kanaan Taking on Ironman 70.3 Miami: Already teammates with Chip Ganassi...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Hinchcliffe will return to cockpit at Elkhart Lake

James Hinchcliffe's remarkable return to the cockpit of a Verizon IndyCar Series car is set for next Monday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Hinchcliffe nearly bled to death when he was involved in a serious crash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 18. As he was preparing for the 99th Indianapolis 500, Hinchcliffe's Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Chevrolet slammed...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hinchcliffe to get back in a car next week at Road America

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) James Hinchcliffe will be back in an Indy car for the first time since his near-fatal accident in May when he tests next week at Road America in Wisconsin. Hinchcliffe crashed during a May 18 practice for the Indianapolis 500. A piece of his broken suspension pierced his leg and the IndyCar safety crew had to prevent him from bleeding to death as he was rushed...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR News and Notes – Aug. 6, 2015

1. Mid-Ohio INDYCAR Broadcast Draws Largest NBCSN Audience Ever 2. With Two to Go, Verizon IndyCar Series Title Race Wide Open 3. Aleshin Making Indy Car Return at Sonoma Test, Race 4. Karam Proves You Can Go Home Again … in Style 5. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 2016 Race Date Announced 1. Mid-Ohio INDYCAR Broadcast Draws Largest NBCSN Audience Ever: NBCSN’s same...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Seven Indy Lights Drivers to Receive Valuable Indy Car Test Time at Sonoma

INDIANAPOLIS (August 5, 2015) – Seven Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires drivers, including the top three in the championship standings, will share a test day in Verizon IndyCar Series cars with Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Aug. 13 on the 2.385-mile, 12-turn Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma, Calif. Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers testing, with Indy Lights drivers...
Via On Pit Road
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Honda teams voice serious concern over future of IndyCar

FORT WORTH, Texas -- There was reason for Honda IndyCar teams to feel upbeat after last weekend's doubleheader at Detroit when Honda driver Carlos Munoz won the first race of his career in Race 1 followed by Honda sweeping positions 2-9 in Race 2. But that has not been cause for celebration for the two Honda team owners that have actually found a way to win a race with the Honda...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss


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...
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May 26, 2015  |  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...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss


Indianapolis, IN – May 21, 2015 – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has announced that Ryan Briscoe will fill the seat of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Indy car on Sunday, May 24 for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. The seat became available after SPM’s contracted driver, James Hinchcliffe, was injured in a crash on Monday afternoon during practice at the Indianapolis...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony George's push for softer walls likely saved Hinchcliffe

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. One of auto racing's most important safety developments, its origins began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Tony George. George watched replays of Hinchcliffe's accident and came to only one conclusion. ''That would have been just like...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy 500 veteran Briscoe slides into ride ahead of carb day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ryan Briscoe will replace the injured James Hinchcliffe in the Indianapolis 500. Briscoe arrived in Indianapolis on Wednesday, just in time to get fitted for the car, and headed onto the track for the first time Thursday for a familiarization session. The former Indy 500 pole winner will practice in traffic for the first time Friday. He got a call from team co...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Hinchcliffe Ruled Out Of Indy 500 Due To Injuries

After suffering a nasty 125 Gs impact against the turn three SAFER barrier at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Monday, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ driver James Hinchcliffe,is out of the mix for the 99th Indianapolis 500 and perhaps for the remainder of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, after suffering left thigh and pelvic injuries, which if not for the...
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May 19, 2015  |  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...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Conor Daly lands Indy 500 ride with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Conor Daly won't have to endure watching the Indianapolis 500 from a few thousand miles away this year. He'll be a participant instead. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park that Daly will drive its third entry, the No. 43 Honda, in the May 24 race. The 23-year-old Daly also competed in the 2013 Indy 500 for AJ Foyt Racing...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Daly To Pilot Extra Schmidt Car At Indy

After doing an admirable job on short notice in last weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, popular young American Conor Daly looked like a potential lock for one of the two remaining seats at Dale Coyne Racing for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 next month. On Saturday morning, Daly revealed that he will attempt to make the field at Indy, however it will not be with...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Conor Daly to race Indy 500 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Conor Daly will drive in the Indianapolis 500 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The race team announced the deal for its third entry, the No. 43 Honda, in the May 24 race on Saturday ahead of the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The 23-year-old Daly also competed in the 2013 Indy 500 for AJ Foyt Racing. He drove for Dale Coyne Racing at Long Beach on less than an...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 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: James Jakes Rebounds to Podium Finish Following Spin

When James Jakes went around on lap 20, a lot of people threw the towel immediately for the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver to get a good finish. However, that was something that his No. 7 team did not do as they played the right strategy to finish third. Jakes started off the race strong, moving into the top 15 after starting the race back in 22nd. Then, the spin came in the...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Ace Strategy Nets Win For Hinch At NOLA

Winning is never easy and it not always pretty, but if you were to ask James Hinchcliffe and his team owner Sam Schmidt whether that lowered the meaning of the Canadian’s victory Sunday in a rain-shortened Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, the answer would be simple: No. Although the inaugural appearance of the Verizon IndyCar Series in New Orleans was marred by iffy weather that cancelled...
Via Rubbings Racing
April 12, 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...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Lights: Jack Harvey to Return to SPM in 2015

IndyCar Media SiteJack Harvey entered 2014 unknown to the Indy Lights world. The England native was coming to the United States for the first time in his racing career. By the end of the season, everyone was familiar with Harvey as he nearly won the Indy Lights championship in his debut season. Harvey, reached victory lane four times and had 10 podium finishes last year as he tied...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss


Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Teams place deposit for aero kits  Power, Conway up for Autosport Award honors Schmidt to be featured in TV program  Teams place deposit for aero kits: Verizon IndyCar Series entrants have submitted a 25 percent deposit of the $75,000 package price with their aerodynamic bodywork kit order to respective...
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November 12, 2014  |  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...
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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

Hinchcliffe to join Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) James Hinchcliffe has signed on with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the 2015 IndyCar season. The 27-year-old Canadian driver replaces Simon Pagenaud, who announced earlier that he was joining Roger Penske's team. Hinchcliffe was the series' 2011 rookie of the year and won three races in 2013 with Andretti Autosport. Last season, Hinchcliffe made 18 starts for...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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