Tag: SPM

Hinchcliffe Identifies Rare Canadian Bird at Watkins Glen

(WATKINS GLEN, NY) – James Hinchcliffe is everyone’s favorite funny-guy in the paddock, but when he gets behind the wheel of that black and gold No. 5 Arrow SPM Honda, he’s all business. And today, that business was ornithology. We’ve learned a lot about Hinch recently – first it was his natural talent of dance,

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Dixon and Howard Survive Terrifying Crash at ‘500’

The tub that IndyCar drivers slide into as they prepare to race is called a survival shell. Today just further signified why it is termed as such and just how much it lives up to it’s name. Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon, the polesitter for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, had nowhere to

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Push to Pass [S3E14] – Sam Schmidt After the Showdown and Pippa Mann on Opening Day

Take a deep breath and get ready – this is our first endurance episode! I’m absolutely thrilled to be back on with Dusty and Zach this week, after some time off on personal leave. But there’s no time to waste so here goes! A review of the INDYCAR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this

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Sam Schmidt Set to Race Mario Andretti, Creating Another Historic Moment at IMS

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will make history, yet again this afternoon. The first head-to-head autonomous vehicle race will take place on the road course at the iconic track at 12:35 p.m. ET. Verizon IndyCar Series team owner and former driver, Sam Schmidt, will take on Indianapolis 500 champion, Mario Andretti in what is sure to

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Power Earns 45th IndyCar Pole, 7th at St. Pete

Will Power, man. Do you think his parents had any clue how true his name would ring in his future career? The Team Penske driver earned his 45th IndyCar career pole position today on the Streets of St. Petersburg. It’s safe to say he has a very stable relationship with the circuit. He has now

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Dixon Tops Final Practice with Hinchcliffe on his Heels

While James’ Hinchcliffe’s former dance partner, Sharna Burgess from Dancing with the Stars, would frown upon James leading with his heels, the rest of us are fine with him being on the figurative heels of the driver in front of him in order to make track action more interesting. In this case, it was Practice

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Dixon on Sneak Attack, Takes Pole from Castroneves in Toronto

Let’s pick up where we left off… the last line of the last paragraph of my last post was: “[Dixon is] a beast and currently fourth in points, so keep an eye on him this weekend. The No. 9 crew has kept it clean, lying relatively low in Toronto… and that’s Dixon’s favorite time to

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Andretti and SPM Show Muscle with Honda in First Day of Indianapolis 500 Qualifying

We set the field for qualifying yesterday, dividing up the 33 entered cars into two groups. Saturday’s attempts determined who would occupy the first 3 rows on race day and consequently, which nine drivers would have the opportunity to fight for pole position for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Oil.

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Month of May is a Game-Changer for SPM

The video game DOOM revolutionized gaming as we know it. Indianapolis Motor Speedway has left an indelible mark on the world of racing. And for those paying attention, the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team has been introducing innovation into their program and to all of us, in stunning fashion – particularly over the last year. They

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Hinchcliffe Second Quickest in Friday Practices at Long Beach

If you aren’t a fan of James Hinchcliffe, well, I doubt you and I can be friends. Seriously, it’s pretty much impossible to not like the guy. He’s hilarious off track and when things line up, a beast on track. In 2013, he captured his first IndyCar Series career wins in the season opener at

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