Archive for May 12, 2016

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INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 12, 2016 – With the epic experience that will be the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil comes an epic keepsake to commemorate this historic event.

This year’s Indianapolis 500 program is 320 pages, the biggest volume ever for the publication that dates to the very first race in 1911. It is on sale now for $25 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway retail locations including the IMS Museum and Indianapolis International Airport store, as well as shop.IMS.com.

“The Indianapolis 500 program is one of the best souvenir programs in sports every year, and this year’s raises the bar as it celebrates our 100th Running, includes more stories and some really cool posters and keepsakes from this historic May,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said. “As a kid, I couldn’t wait to get to my seat on Race Day and leaf through the program and then spend the rest of the year reading and rereading it and I know many of our fans will be doing the same thing with this one.”

The program will also include a free Hot Wheels 100th Running diecast race car, while supplies last.

Multiple inserts are included in the program including a “100 Iconic People of the ‘500’” poster by artist Roger Warrick, a “Where It All Happened” poster and five frame-ready prints commissioned by five Indiana artists celebrating iconic cars of the “500.” Those artists are Gregory Beall, Kelly Bremer, Gary Dausch, David Lord and Darren Strecker, and their originals will be on display in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum throughout May.

Also included is a fold-out poster of every current ticketholder who has purchased for 25 years or more.

Stories include a look at Roger Penske’s 50 years in motorsports, James Hinchcliffe‘s comeback and the Holmatro Safety Team, IMS Then & Now: Project 100 as well as features on Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal. Also detailed are 100th Running Host Committee events.

Full-page profiles of every Indy 500 winner plus profiles of Verizon IndyCar Series drivers round out the program, which is sure to be a cherished keepsake for race fans.

Tickets are now on sale for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, Lilly Diabetes 250, the Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard and the Red Bull Air Race. Fans have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:

Online: Visit www.ims.com/tickets. Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Phone: Call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

In Person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building east of the 16th Street roundabout and outside Turn 1 of the oval between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at 866-221-8775 for more information.

Information on parking and camping at IMS events is available at www.ims.com/tickets

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Event Title:  Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Location:      Indianapolis, IN

Track:            Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course

The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis is the 5th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Drivers:

— James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics)

— Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing)

Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity

Practice Sessions:

Thursday, May 12 from 11:00am-12:15pm EDT and 3:00-4:15 p.m.;

Friday, May 13 from 11:00am-11:45am

Qualifying:

Friday, May 13 from 3:00pm-4:15pm EDT

Race

Saturday, May 14 pre-race activities beginning approximately 3pm EDT and an estimated green flag at 3:50pm

Broadcast Information

TV race broadcast (USA) — ABC (USA), SportsNet 360 (Canada)
Race broadcast (radio) — IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 212

Schmidt Peterson Driver comments on the upcoming race …

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James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)

“It’s always great when we get to race at IMS, regardless of the configuration. The Angie’s List Grand Prix has been a cool event from the start. The layout is really fun for us drivers and I think we put on a good show for the fans. It hasn’t been the best event for me to date, but coming off two strong weekends with top-ten finishes in the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car, hopefully we can buck that trend and get May off to a good start.”

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Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7)

“The GP of Indy track is awesome. It’s very smooth and nice, like European style. But at the same time, it has some narrow and technical places – the first couple of corners – and it’s a track where you can definitely overtake. I’m ready to go so we can get some good points this weekend in the No. 7 car.”

Team Social Media

Website: www.SPMindycar.com
Twitter: @SPMindycar
Instagram: @SPMindycar
Facebook: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
SnapChat: @SPMindycar
Periscope: @SPMindycar

Driver Social Media

— James Hinchcliffe —

Websitewww.Hinchtown.com
Twitter – @hinchtown & @HinchOnTrack
Facebook – Hinchtown
Instagram – @hinchtown

— Mikhail Aleshin —

Twitter – @MikhailAleshin
Facebook – Mikhail Aleshin

Fan Opportunities

Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session with James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin

Friday, May 13 from 1pm-2pm EDT in the INDYCAR Fan Village.

About Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) was established in 2001 and is owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson. Schmidt was paralyzed (quad) in 2000 after an accident during testing at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. SPM fields cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500, and the Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires. SPM is the most successful team in Indy Lights Series history with sixty-five race wins and seven championships. In addition, SPM won the coveted Indy 500 pole position in 2011, and has won five Verizon IndyCar Series races between 2013 and 2015.

About Conquer Paralysis Now:

Conquer Paralysis Now is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to cure paralysis, formerly known as the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. The organization is leading the charge for a cure through funding scientific research, medical treatment and technological advances benefiting those paralyzed by spinal cord injuries, stroke or diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s or in other ways. For more info, visit conquerparalysisnow.org

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INDIANAPOLIS – A day-by-day look at the on-track and off-track happenings for fans at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis race weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

THURSDAY, May 12  —  Practice Day

OnTrack Schedule

8am:  Gates Open
8am-6pm:  Ticket Office Opens
8:30am-6pm:  IMS Midway Open
8:30am-5:30pm:  Ivy Tech Garage Tours
9:30am-10am:  USF2000 Practice
10:15am-10:45am:  Pro Mazda Practice
11am-12:15pm:  Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
12:30pm-1:15pm:  Indy Lights Practice
1:30pm-2pm:  USF2000 Practice
2:15pm-2:45pm:  Pro Mazda Practice
3-4:15pm:  Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
4:30pm-5:15pm:  Indy Lights Practice
6pm  —  Gates Close

Tickets  —  All general admission. $10

FRIDAY, May 13  —  Qualifications Day

OffTrack Activities

11-11:30am:  USF2000 Driver Autograph Session – INDYCAR Fan Village
11:45am-12:15pm:  Pro Mazda Driver Autograph Session – INDYCAR Fan Village
1-2pm:  IndyCar Driver Autograph Session – INDYCAR Fan Village

OnTrack Schedule

8am:  Gates Open
8am-6pm:  Ticket Office Open
9:30am-6pm:  IMS Midway Open
9:30am-10pm:  USF2000 Qualifying
10:15am-10:45pm:  Pro Mazda Qualifying
11am-11:45am:  Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
Noon-12:45pm:  Indy Lights Qualifying
1pm-1:40pm:  USF2000 Race #1
1:55pm-2:45pm:  Pro Mazda Race #1
3pm-4:15pm:  Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying
4:30pm-5:30pm:  Indy Lights Race #1
6pm  —  Gates Close

Tickets  —  All general admission. $20

Saturday, May 14  —  Third Annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

OffTrack Activities

11:30am-Noon:  Indy Lights Driver Autograph Session – INDYCAR Fan Village

OnTrack Schedule

8am:  Gates Open
8am-3:30pm:  Ticket Office Open
8am-3:50pm:  IMS Midway Open
8:30am-3:30pm:  Ivy Tech Garage Tours
9:45am-10:05am:  Indy Lights Warm Up
10:20am-11:10am:  Pro Mazda Race #2
11:30am-Noon:  Verizon IndyCar Series Warm Up
12:15pm-12:55pm:  USF2000 Race #2
1:25pm-2:25pm:  Indy Lights Race #2
3-3:30pm:  Bronze Badge Holder Grid Walk
3-3:15pm:  Driver Introductions
3:43pm:  “Drivers Start Your Engines”
3:50pm:  Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis — 82 Laps
6-7pm:  Post Race Track Invasion
7pm  —  Gates Close

Tickets  —  Reserved Seats (include gate admission and general admission access) Starting at $41

                      General Admission (no grandstand access) $30

Tickets are now on sale for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, Lilly Diabetes 250, the Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard and the Red Bull Air Race. Fans have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:

Online: Visit www.ims.com/tickets — Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Phone: Call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8am-5pm (ET) Monday through Friday.

In Person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building east of the 16th Street roundabout and outside Turn 1 of the oval between 8am-5pm (ET) Monday through Friday.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at 866-221-8775 for more information.

Information on parking and camping at IMS events is available at www.ims.com/tickets