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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

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

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: “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

IndyCar: Davey Hamilton Renews Partnership with Schmidt for 2014 Season

  IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- It was looking like Davey Hamilton was going to just focus on the radio side of things for the upcoming IndyCar Series season. Hamilton, is a radio analyst for the IMS Radio Network and was also a partner with Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports over the last two years. His name though wasn’t a part of the 2014 team as the primary sponsor HP left,...
Via Race Review Online
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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