Immigration Issues Keep Aleshin Out of IndyCar Race This Weekend at Road America, Robert Wickens to Fill In

Elkhart Lake, WI – In a weird circumstance, Mikhail Aleshin won’t be competing in this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Road America. Aleshin, is still overseas due to a weird immigration issue after racing overseas in Le Mans last weekend. Currently, it appears that Aleshin, a Russian, is still in France awaiting immigration to clear him. “Since competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with SMP Racing last weekend, Mikhail Aleshin, driver of the No. 7 Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has been…

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Takuma Sato Wins the Pole in Record Fashion for Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race No. 2

Belle Isle, MI – For the second straight day, the track record on the streets of Belle Isle was broken. Yesterday, it was Graham Rahal breaking the record, today it was Takuma Sato. The Indy 500 champion turned a lap of 1:13.6732-seconds in his No. 26 Honda on his final lap of the qualifying session around the 2.35-mile Belle Isle street circuit, earning his sixth career Verizon IndyCar Series pole as a result. The last time Sato was on the pole was three years ago in this very spot, as he…

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James Hinchcliffe Spins on 1st Lap, Ends Up on Podium, Aleshin Finishes 6th

Belle Isle, MI – At the start of Saturday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, it looked like it would be a long day for Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports. James Hinchcliffe spun in Turn 2 on the opening lap of the 2.35-mile street circuit, and he was now forced to go off strategy. Little did he know then, it would work. Hinchcliffe, ran a few laps to catch the back of the field, and that was enough to honor his first commitment on the Firestone Alternate tires. He’d pit for the primaries, as did his…

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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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James Hinchcliffe a True Championship Contender

Avondale, AZ – The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has gone about as good as it could have been for James Hinchcliffe. The Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports driver started out the season with a ninth place run at St. Pete. Where he can hang his hat on that race is, he led 21 laps and was leading when a caution came out in the middle of the first pit sequence. That flipped the field, as he had a car to win that day. If not for a caution, he was headed to a…

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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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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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