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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SPM and Belardi Racing Merge for Indy Lights Program

Schmidt-Peterson Motortspors is coming back to Indy Lights. They have joined a program with Belardi Racing to help drivers get to the Verizon IndyCar Series. The two sides with pair on former SPM driver and current Belardi driver Santiago Urrutia. The hope is to develop drivers in Indy Lights with their merged operation and moved them up the ranks to IndyCar with sPM. “This new program with Belardi Auto Racing is all about assisting young talented drivers any way we can to get them to the Verizon IndyCar Series,” commented…

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James Hinchcliffe Enters Long Beach Back and As Good As Ever

Long Beach, Calif – No one is as happy to see the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series behind them than driver James Hinchcliffe. It’s not for the lack of results though, it’s for a different reason. Now, in 2017, Hinchcliffe can discuss his success in his profession and even his runner-up in last season’s Dancing With the Stars and not talk about his practice crash in 2015 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Instead of fielding questions about that crash, he’s now answering questions about racing. “For sure, I knew that going into…

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James Hinchcliffe Quietly Having a Stellar Weekend in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Racing on the streets of St. Pete has been either feast or famine for James Hinchcliffe. He didn’t race here in his rookie season in 2011 and in his first start in 2012, he came home fourth. The very next year, he would win his first career Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 1.8-mile street circuit in reaching victory lane in 2013. Unfortunately, its been a struggle ever since. Hinchcliffe’s last three finishes at St. Pete are 19th, 16th and 19th respectively. But, this weekend is…

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Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda’s In General Strong This Weekend in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Chevrolet dominated the Verizon IndyCar Series season putting eight drivers in the top nine of the final points standings, winning 14 of the 16 races and 13 of the 16 poles. With an aerokit freeze in the offseason, everyone pretty much assumed we’d see a repeat of that in 2017. If both Friday as well as Saturday at St. Pete is any indication though, maybe we better hold off on that judgement. Marco Andretti paced the 21 driver field in the first of two sessions…

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Tony Stewart Foundation to Sponsor 3rd SPM Entry for 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Stewart will be back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May. No, the recent NASCAR retiree won’t be coming out of retirement to run his sixth Indianapolis 500, but rather his foundation will sponsor a car for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. TEAM ONE CURE, a project to benefit the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center will sponsor the No. 77 Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports Honda in May with a driver TBA right now. The news also adds a car to the entry-list for the race as…

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Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports Strong on Saturday in Pocono

Long Pond, PA – Over the last month or so, Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports has by far been the top team in the Honda camp. At Iowa, Mikhail Aleshin and his SPM teammate of James Hinchliffe finished fifth and ninth respectively in July. Then at Toronto the very next week, Hinchcliffe came home third while Aleshin finished sixth. In the last race at Mid-Ohio three weeks ago, Aleshin was in the hunt to win after leading a race-high 33 laps and was one pit mistake away from his first career victory. Hinchcliffe,…

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