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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...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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

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...
Via Race Review Online
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Nov. 12, 2014

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...
Via On Pit Road
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...
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

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

IndyCar: Hinchcliffe moves to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2015

Just one week after losing Simon Pagenaud to Team Penske, it didn't take long for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to find another top driver. James Hinchcliffe is leaving Andretti Autosport to take over the No. 77 Honda at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2015 in an announcement made Tuesday in Indianapolis. The three-time Verizon IndyCar Series race winner has signed a multi-year contract...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Pagenaud to race fourth car for Penske in 2015

IndyCar veteran Simon Pagenaud is joining Team Penske for the 2015 season under a multi-year agreement announced Monday. The 30-year-old Frenchman is a four-time race winner in IndyCar Series. He joins three other drivers for Team Penske, including 2014 series champion Will Power, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya. Pagenaud has finished among the top five in the championship...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Pagenaud joins Penske for 2015 IndyCar season

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) IndyCar veteran Simon Pagenaud is joining Team Penske for the 2015 season under a multi-year agreement announced Monday. The 30-year-old Frenchman is a four-time race winner in IndyCar Series. He joins three other drivers for Team Penske, including 2014 series champion Will Power, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya. Pagenaud has finished among the top...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Parker Kligerman to Test at IMS for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Indianapolis, IN – September 9, 2014 – Parker Kligerman announced today that he will drive an Indy Lights car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports during the Mazda Road to Indy “Chris Griffis Memorial Test” this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Mazda Road to Indy (MRTI) is one of the most successful driver development programs in the world, providing a unique...
Via On Pit Road
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kligerman to Test With Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

JOPLIN, Mo. — Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced on Tuesday that Parker Kligerman will test an Indy Lights car during the “Chris Griffis Memorial Test” this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indy Lights Series is one of the stepping stones for drivers wishing to race in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The Mazda Road to Indy provides the unique scholarship path...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 09, 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

Indy Lights: Consistency Has Rookie Jack Harvey With a Chance at a Championship

INDIANAPOLIS- Sam Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports has long been the best organization in the Indy Lights Series. They’ve won four championships in-a-row entering the 2014 season and six of the last eight dating back to the 2006 campaign. This year, they’re in the running once again to extend that streak as rookie Jack Harvey is just 18 points out of the lead with only three races...
Via Race Review Online
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Veach wins pole for Pocono Indy Lights 100

Andretti Autosport driver Zach Veach earned the pole for the Pocono Indy Lights 100 with a two-lap average of 184.438 mph. Veach is currently tied for the points lead with Gabby Chaves, but Chaves has the upper hand with three wins this season to Veach's two. Chaves qualified fourth at 184.224 mph after being the fastest driver in the only Indy Lights practice this morning.  The...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt Drives Incredible Lap At Indy With SAM Car

Video of quadriplegic Sam Schmidt driving an incredible lap at Indy with his SAM car.
Via Gamedayr
May 18, 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: Simon Pagenaud Wins Wild Grand Prix of Indianapolis

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- After months of waiting, the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis took place today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After several wild moments, Sam Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports’ Simon Pagenaud took his No. 77 Honda to victory lane today for the first time at the 2.43-mile newly configured road course. It was Pagenaud’s third career Verizon...
Via Race Review Online
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Rookie Mikhail Aleshin Strong in Practice for Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Friday

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Just six months ago, rookie Mikhail Aleshin stepped foot on United States soil for the first time in his 26-years of existence. The Russian made his way to the US via Moscow as a driver for Sam Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports. He said he had “no reason” to come to America before since he never had a ride here. Now, he’s quickly trying to become...
Via Race Review Online
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday. So, here’s how my Wednesday went: Wednesday. Hump day. Busy week with the Pacers playoffs, NFL Draft, and Grand Prix of Indianapolis all going on simultaneously. Wonder if I can clone myself. Instead, I plan to get some chores done in preparation, then do some reading on the draft. And try to avoid reading about the Pacers...
Via The Blue Mare
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy Lights: SFHR Developmental Driver Kyle O’Gara Lands Ride for Freedom 100

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Local Indianapolis racer Kyle O’Gara has landed a ride for the second straight year in the Indy Lights’ Freedom 100. The 19-year old Roncalli alum, signed with Fan Force United through a partnership with Sarah Fisher/Hartman Racing to run in the 40 Lap race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Coors Light Carb Day (Fri. May 23rd). O’Gara,...
Via Race Review Online
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy Lights: Gabby Chaves Wins Rain Shortened 2nd Legacy 100 at Barber on Sunday

IndyCar Media Site Leeds, Ala- What a difference a day makes for Belardi Racing at the 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park. In Turn 1 on the opening lap in yesterday’s Legacy 100, Gabby Chaves and his rookie teammate Alex Baron made contact that took both cars off course. They would finish 5th and 6th instead of running for the win on Saturday afternoon. Today, they would make up...
Via Race Review Online
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy Lights: Gabby Chaves Dominant En Route to Long Beach Victory

IndyCar Media Site Long Beach, Calif- The Indy Lights Series’ race at the 1.968-mile street circuit in Long Beach was pretty much a carbon copy of the season opener in St. Pete two weeks ago. At St. Pete, Gabby Chaves started on the pole but lost the lead in Turn 1 on the opening lap to Zach Veach. They would finish that way as Veach led all the laps en route to his first career...
Via Race Review Online
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: “Qualifying Effort” Costs Simon Pagenuad a Chance at Winning St. Pete

IndyCar Media Site St. Petersburg, Fla- One driver flying under the radar in today’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was Sam Schmidt/Peterson’s Simon Pagenaud. After a disappointing qualifying effort on Saturday, he started today’s 110 Lap race around the 1.8-mile St. Petersburg street course 14th. Pagenaud, would quietly hang around all day before coming home fifth...
Via Race Review Online
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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