Dual Top 5 Finishes On Monday In Barber For Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Duo

LEEDS, Ala – While Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi look to be the overall championship favorites for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, two more drivers are right there waiting to pounce. To me, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has to be the top overall organization heading into the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Monday, they put both of their drivers inside of the top five in the rain delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, as both drivers now head to May in the top eight of the…

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Josef Newgarden Wins Rain Delayed Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

LEEDS, Ala – We always knew that whenever Josef Newgarden got a chance to drive for one of the big teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series, that he’d be the next great star. Nothing against Sarah Fisher or Ed Carpenter or their respective teams, but you can’t compare their resources to that of Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing. Well, Newgarden signed with Penske in the offseason between 2016 and 2017 and that proved to be one that could shape the future of this series moving forward. Newgarden, piloted his No.…

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Hinchcliffe A Shot To Win Sunday In Barber? I Think So

Trends show that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports should have a chance to win Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Parity is at an all-time high in the Verizon IndyCar Series right now. We’ve seen three different races with three different winners from three different teams. SPM hasn’t been one of them. Yet. Despite that, no other team has led as many laps in 2018 as SPM. Hence, they’re due. 

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Honda’s, Past Winners Fastest In INDYCAR Practice on Friday in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series is back in action this weekend for the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). In preparation for Sunday 85 Lap race, the drivers and team had two practice sessions around the 1.968-mile Southern California street course on Friday to get up to speed. The story of the day, Honda’s speed. Honda’s have by far been the most dominant manufacturer out of the gates this season. They’ve won both poles and led 67-percent of the overall laps so…

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Hinchcliffe With a Shot At a Long Beach Repeat

LONG BEACH, Calif – For some reason, repeating as a Verizon IndyCar Series winner on the streets of Long Beach is a difficult task to do. We’ve had six different drivers win the last six years in Long Beach. But, one driver has a chance to repeat in this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). James Hinchcliffe won last year’s race in his No. 5 Honda. With a whole new engineering department, a new teammate and a new car for the 2018 season, Hinchcliffe didn’t initially…

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Impressing Through 2 INDYCAR Races

AVONDALE, AZ – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is arguably the most impressive Verizon IndyCar Series team out of the gates to the 2018 season. In the offseason, they completely overhauled their engineering department. Mix in a new rookie driver to partner with James Hinchcliffe, plus a completely new car, and you could see why most though 2018 could be a rebuilding year for SPM. Instead, its been anything but. 

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Hinchcliffe Salvages 4th Place Finish on Sunday at St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Heading to the final green flag of the race on Lap 108 of the 110 lap Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports had cars in first and fifth place. Unfortunately, coming out of the first corner, they were in fourth and 18th. Robert Wickens and Alexander Rossi made contact on the restart in that first corner, causing Wickens’ car to come to a crashing stop. Wickens, was leading at the time. His SPM teammate James Hinchcliffe had to narrowly avoid being caught up in…

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With All The Offseason Changes, Hinchcliffe Ready For Race Conditions This Weekend in St. Pete

It’s normally a long offseason break between the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of one year to the start of the new season the next. But, with a new car debuting in 2018, the six month gap seemed shorter due to all the testing and simulations teams had to get ready for a new year with a completely new race car. Most drivers are ready to put the testing in the rear view mirror and get into real racing action. James Hinchcliffe is one of those drivers. 

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SPM Signs James Hinchcliffe To “Multi-Year” Deal, Robert Wickens As Teammate

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today its lineup for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Oakville, Ontario native James Hinchcliffe has renewed his contract with the Indianapolis-based team in a multi-year extension, and the 2011 IndyCar Rookie of the Year’s teammate will be countryman and friend Robert Wickens, a native of Guelph. The duo marks the first all-Canadian lineup in North American open-wheel racing since 2004 (Champ Car; Forsythe Racing: Paul Tracy, Patrick Carpentier). “Not only am I really excited to be able to say I’ll be back with SPM for next…

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SPM’s 1st Goal Right Now Is To Keep James Hinchcliffe

INDIANAPOLIS – Multiple media outlets are reporting that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has a “short list” of 28 drivers that they feel could fill the second seat with the team for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Both RACER and Motorsport.com are each reporting that, and that fact is indeed true. Basically anyone who has driven at a high level is on that list of potential drivers. But, we’re skipping one major step here. The team isn’t worried about that second car for 2018 just yet, they’re actively trying to keep their…

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