SAM SCHMIDT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sam Schmidt is racing again, 15 years after the crash that left him a quadriplegic

One thing is for sure. Sam Schmidt still sounds like a racecar driver. “I was pleased that I had really decent race pace,” said Schmidt, reflecting on his run, “I’ve got a lot of things I think I can change and improve for next year.” The race, that he’s referring to, was this year’s iRacing Pro Race of Champions, an online event that brought together some of the world’s...
Via The Comeback
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Schmidt to race in iRacing Pro Race of Champions

This Wednesday, many professional racing drivers from across the world will have an opportunity to race together in the virtual world during the annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions.One of the drivers competing will be former IndyCar Series racer Sam Schmidt, who has been paralyzed from the neck down since a near-fatal crash at Walt Disney World Speedway on Jan. 6, 2000.Schmidt has...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 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...
Via On Pit Road
April 13, 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

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: 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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