SAM SCHMIDT RUMORS & GOSSIP

VICS: Aleshin to Run Doom Livery at Indianapolis

On Thursday, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) along with Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, revealed the DOOM car that is going to premiere at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May,14. This is one day after the video game’s highly anticipated release on May 13. The No. 7 car, will be driven by Mikhail Aleshin. Aleshin will also carry drive the car in...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: SPM Attractive Garage Display Tells Historic Story of Indy 500 and IMS

This year for the month of May leading to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports decided to revamp garage set up for their cars at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. SPM in the past used the standard way to park the cars in the garage area which is head first in the stalls. They are changing it up to give the fans an awesome view of the full...
Via On Pit Road
3 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Lucas Oil to Co-Sponsor Servia’s at Indy

On May 5, 2016 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced that Lucas Oil and Jahia Solutions group will be co-sponsoring the No. 77 SPM with Marotti Racing car that will be driven by Oriol Servia in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PenGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motorspeedway. Lucas Oil is a long time sponsor and partner of SPM and will share space on the...
Via On Pit Road
9 days ago  |  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

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

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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