Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports Pole Contenders for the Indy 500 Again This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports saw James Hinchcliffe win the pole in dramatic fashion for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. It was a phenomenal story, but, if you dig deeper into it, it was an overall great qualifying weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year overall for the entire SPM organization. Hinchcliffe’s teammates at Indy in 2016 of Mikhail Aleshin and Oriol Servia also joined him in the top 10 of last year’s starting lineup. Now, the last two days have shown that SPM will once again…

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Bad Start, 1st Lap Wreck Causes Mayhem in Saturday Night’s IndyCar Race at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – The start of Saturday night’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix was about as bad of a start as it could have been. It all started when the leaders for some reason decided to start going in Turn 3 which caused the back few rows to start single file. To me, the start should have been waved off from the get go. But, carnage occurred shortly after. 

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5 Sleepers to Watch in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Leeds, Ala – It would be easy to pick one of the four Team Penske drivers to win Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 pm ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). They have been strong since the get go with three of their four drivers starting in the top three spots. Also, in two of the three practice sessions this weekend, they had all four cars in the top five of them. That’s why it would be easy for one of their four to win this weekend. But, these five drivers may…

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Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports Duo Having Strong Weekend at Barber

Leeds, Ala – James Hinchcliffe couldn’t find much speed in the March 21 test at the Barber Motorsports Park. He was 16th in the two Verizon IndyCar Series test sessions that day. But, the Canadian has since found a ton of speed in his No. 5 Honda. Hinchcliffe, has now qualified in the Fast Six for all three races this year, as he qualified his Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports entry sixth for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 pm ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). 

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Who Will be IndyCar’s Next 1st Time Winner?

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series entry-list is virtually known at this point, as it appears that 21 cars will attempt to run in all the upcoming races this season. One of those entries though is split between two drivers meaning 22 drivers will make up the field. Among those 22 drivers though, are six winless ones and among those six, are very talented racers that are deserving of their opportunities. What I’m getting at is this upcoming seasons entry-list is among arguably the most deepest as well as potentially…

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Mikhail Aleshin Stays With SPM for 2017 IndyCar Season After All

Mikhail Aleshin, racing driver of Russian motorsport program SMP Racing, has signed with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for his third full-time season of Verizon IndyCar Series competition. The Moscow, Russia native will pilot the No. 7 Honda for the Indianapolis-based team in 2017. “Thanks to both the SMP Racing program and our American team, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, I am to keep fighting for even better results this season in IndyCar,” Aleshin said. “With the Russian flag on my car, and with James (Hinchcliffe) and the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports crew, I will…

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Will Power Lucks Out for 2nd Starting Spot for Sunday’s Race at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NY – If not for a penalty to Mikhail Aleshin, Will Power would be starting Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Watkins Glen International road course seventh. He would be sharing Row 4 with his Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud. It would have made for a great story to see the two drivers vying for the 2016 championship and separated by just 28 points entering this weekend to be starting just feet from one another. Instead, the penalty happened. Aleshin was penalized his top two laps for “interference”…

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