IndyCar team owner signs Lights champion Tristan Vautier to form two-car lineup alongside Simon Pagenaud
You don't have to field a multi-car program to succeed in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Sam Schmidt knows this, because his single-car effort last season managed to become Honda's No. 2 team behind the Chip Ganassi Racing juggernaut thanks to a fifth-place effort in the standings from its driver (and Rookie of the Year), Simon Pagenaud.
But Schmidt, a former IndyCar driver himself, had visions of expanding his operation for some time, and he believes it's the way for his team to go even further than it did in 2012.
"We kind of made a decision three or four months ago to really push hard and try to get to a two-car team, whether it be for data collection or chemistry or growing the organization -- any number of reasons," he said during an INDYCAR teleconference on Tuesday.
"It's becoming apparent if you're really going to compete w...