SAM SCHMIDT RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
May 06, 2016  |  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

Paralyzed owner Schmidt drives modified car at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Sam Schmidt took a spin around Indianapolis Motor Speedway last spring, his first time behind the wheel since being paralyzed in a racing accident in 2000. He had a tougher challenge Sunday: Navigating the twists and turns of the street course in Long Beach. ''An unbelievable experience. Coming here for 25 years with my parents, I always wanted to race here...
Via Associated Press
April 19, 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
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