Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis …

Posted: May 12, 2016 in Uncategorized


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


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


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 …


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.”


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

Twitter: @SPMindycar
Instagram: @SPMindycar
Facebook: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
SnapChat: @SPMindycar
Periscope: @SPMindycar

Driver Social Media

— James Hinchcliffe —
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


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