SAM SCHMIDT RUMORS & GOSSIP

VICS: Stratosphere Quality to be Associate Sponsor on No. 5 car for Indy 500

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced Stratosphere Quality will be the associate sponsor on the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda, which is driven by the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 pole sitter, James Hinchcliffe. Stratosphere Quality is one of the largest globally providers of quality assurance and outsourcing solutions for manufacturers of parts as well as components used...
Via On Pit Road
8 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: SPM Places Three Drivers in Top-10 to Start Indy 500

A year ago during practice for the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ world was turned upside down when James Hinchcliffe, driver of their No.5 Arrow Honda, was involved in a huge crash. In the crash, Hinch was injured severely when a piece of the car broke and pierced his thigh causing him to loose a lot of blood. Hinch was extracted...
Via On Pit Road
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Quadriplegic IndyCar owner Sam Schmidt hits record 152 mph driving semi-autonomus car

Sam Schmidt, a one-time IndyCar Series driver who suffered a horrific accident and is now a quadriplegic still has the racing bug in him. He has been fulfilling that adrenaline rush by being an owner of an IndyCar racing team, with his car winning the pole for the 100th Indy 500 and also driving in a simulated racing series. His biggest project has been finding a way for those...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: KECO Coatings Resigns with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

KECO Coatings, a long-serving team sponsor for Schmidt Person Motorsports, announced that they have resigned with the team. KECO Coatings is a company that specializes in coating processes that they supply to high performance industries. They get feedback and research from SPM’s teams that are used in exhaust systems, wheels, suspension components, gearbox housings and race equipment...
Via On Pit Road
28 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Chaves to Substitute for SPM at Phoenix IndyCar Test

Phoenix, AZ – February 25, 2016 – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced today that Gabby Chaves will temporarily fill the seat of the No. 7 SMP Racing Honda entry during the Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Phoenix International Raceway. Russian driver Mikhail Aleshin, SPM’s contracted driver for the No. 7 car, is unable to attend the test due to last-minute work...
Via On Pit Road
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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: 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

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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