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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes:
INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen

Race Fast Facts

  • Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics), Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing); Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires drivers: Andre Negrao (No. 17), Santiago Urrutia (No. 55 Mazda)
  • Event title: INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen
  • Location: Watkins Glen International
  • Track: A 3.4-mile, 11-turn, natural-terrain road course
  • 2016 event counter: The INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen is the 15th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series and the 16th race (of 18) for the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Series

Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity

  • Practice sessions: Friday, September 2 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. ET and 3:30-5:30 p.m.Saturday, September 3 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. ET
  • Qualifications: Saturday, September 3 from 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET
  • Race: Sunday, September 4 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET and an estimated green flag at 2:37 p.m.

Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Track Activity

  • Practice sessions: Friday, September 2 from 10:00-10:45 a.m. ET and 2:30-3:15 p.m.
  • Qualifying: Saturday, September 3 from 10:00-10:45 a.m. ET
  • Race: Saturday, September 3 from 1:35-2:45 p.m. ET

Broadcast Information

  • TV race broadcast (USA): NBC Sports Network (USA), SportsNet 360 (Canada)
  • Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 212

IndyCar Quotes:
James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics)
“The test at Watkins Glen really opened our eyes to how fast that place is now with the repave. It’s going to a really fast race. Qualifying will be about who takes the most risks and the show will be incredible. I love fast, natural road courses and this one will be great. Hopefully we can carry the momentum that the SPM team has had for the last three races and come away with a solid finish for the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car.”

Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing)
“Watkins Glen is a great track with many technical turns. This will be my first race there and I can’t wait to get on track because I’ve heard such good things about it. The SPM team has made great progress during the season and we’ve really picked up momentum at Mid-Ohio, Pocono and Texas. Now we’re ready to go to the top step of the podium!”