Hinchcliffe Loses Potential Pole Run While Teammate Makes Fast 6 As A Result

LEXINGTON, OH – James Hinchcliffe was well on his way to a Firestone Fast Six appearance on Saturday afternoon. With just one minute to go in the second of three rounds in the Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying session at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Hinchcliffe was fastest among the 12 in that round. Unfortunately, he made a mistake and got off course in the closing seconds. As a result, he’d lose his fastest two laps and go from a guaranteed top six starting spot for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m.…

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“Momentum” The Big Word From SPM For This Weekend In Mid-Ohio

When talking to NASCAR drivers a few weeks ago at the Kentucky Speedway, “momentum” was the word most used by them. They said it’s a real thing in this sport, one that can make or break seasons. Momentum at one hand is hard to get in a rhythm sport, but it’s achieved, it’s also hard to keep once you find it. For Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, they have it. Heading into Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 (3 p.m. ET/CNBC/INDYCAR Radio Network) they want to do anything in their power to keep it. 

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Canadian Duo Heads Home For Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network)

There’s no question, the Canadian race fans are some of the most passionate motorsports fans in the world. Even if the Verizon IndyCar Series races north of the border and they don’t have any Canadian drivers in it, the home fans still show out. But, what if not one, but two drivers that hail from Canada enter this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) and what if both are on the same team? Also, what if both are from Toronto too? SPM has been closely followed this…

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Hinchcliffe Passes Newgarden With 44 Laps Left To Win Bizarre Iowa Corn 300

I wrote earlier in the week that we shouldn’t take the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports duo lightly for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300. Just look what they’ve done in the previous ovals in 2018. James Hinchcliffe started fifth, led 20 laps and finished sixth back at the ISM Raceway in April. In Texas, he charged from his 15th starting spot to bring his No. 5 Honda home fourth. He did it again on Sunday. Hinchcliffe, started 11th but by Lap 20, he was battling for positions inside the top five. What about…

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SPM Duo Looking For Another Solid Iowa Corn 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Run

I don’t think anyone is giving Schmidt Peterson Motorsports enough credit for just how good that they’ve been on ovals this season. Yes, James Hinchcliffe missed out on the Indianapolis 500 in May, but look at what he’s done on the other two ovals in 2018. Hinch, started fifth and finished sixth back in April at Phoenix. He also led 20 laps that night. In Texas, he charged from his 15th starting spot to bring his No. 5 Honda home fourth. What about his rookie teammate Robert Wickens? The Canadian…

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Don’t Count Out SPM Duo For Sunday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

BELLE ISLE, MI – Despite neither Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver finishing in the top five of Saturday’s first dual of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race weekend, don’t count out both of their drivers to let that happen again on Sunday. First off, they have Honda power, the same Honda power that took finishing positions 1-6 in Saturday’s 70 Lap race. After having 1-8 in the first practice of the race weekend on Friday and five of the top six in final practice, it’s a sure bet that the Honda teams…

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“I Don’t Think Anyone Is Looking As Forward To Getting To Detroit As I Am” Says An Eager Hinchcliffe

Look, out of all the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers heading to the Detroit area this weekend, no one is as happy to get back behind the wheel of a race car than James Hinchcliffe. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver missed qualifying for last weekend’s Indy 500 in dramatic bump day fashion. But, when he could have sulked and played the pity party card, he instead rose up. Hinchcliffe, did his part in helping promote the 102nd Running of the big race despite not actually racing in it. Now, he’s ready…

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Hinchcliffe Confirms They’re No Longer Pursuing Indy 500 Ride

INDIANAPOLIS – Barring any major disaster over the next three days Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hincchliffe won’t be racing in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Hinchcliffe, took to social media on Wednesday afternoon to make the statement that he and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports are going to stop pursuing any other opportunities that would put the popular Canadian driver into the show on May 27. See, Hinchcliffe was a victim of bad timing and bad luck on Saturday afternoon. His first qualifying run came…

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Options Drying Up For James Hinchcliffe To Race In The Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday, two drivers were bumped from the Indianapolis 500 field. One of which, is a popular fan favorite full-time driver. That is a big problem for the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway itself. When James Hinchclifffe isn’t racing in the May 27 race, it’s a problem. But, there is a rule in place to which Hinchcliffe can actually get back into a car for the ‘500. See, nothing stops a team from bringing Hinchcliffe onboard to race their car for the 102nd Running. It’s not…

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Despite Needing Hinch In The Field, Indy 500 Can’t Have Him Race Next Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – I wanted to get a full nights sleep and digest what had happened on Saturday to put my thoughts together on what the Verizon IndyCar Series should do if James Hinchcliffe secured a seat for next Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Part of me says let him race and if he does find a ride, nothing in the rulebook states that he can’t. Plus, it’s not like the series and the biggest race in the world is in any position to not…

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