Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Race Fast Facts
* Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: James Hinchcliffe (No. 5), James Jakes (No. 7)Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires drivers: RC Enerson (No. 7), Jack Harvey (No. 42), Ethan Ringel (No. 71), Scott Anderson (No. 77)

*Event title: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
*Location: Barber Motorsports Park
*Track: 17-turn, 2.38-mile permanent road course
*2015 event counter: The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is the 4th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series, and the 4th and 5th races (of 16) for Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires

Verizon IndyCar Series track schedule
Practice sessions: Saturday, April 25 from 9-10 a.m. CST and 12:40-1:25 p.m.
Qualifying: Saturday, April 25 from 3:55-5:05 p.m. CST
Race: Sunday, April 26 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 1:45 p.m. CST and an estimated green flag at 2:37 p.m.

Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires track schedule
Practice sessions: Friday, April 24 from 8:45-9:15 a.m. CST and 12:55-1:25 p.m.
Qualifying: Friday, April 24 from 4-4:40 p.m. CST
Race 1: Saturday, April 25 – green flag estimated at 2:50 p.m. CST
Race 2: Sunday, April 26 – green flag estimated at 12:10 p.m. CST

Broadcast Information
TV race broadcast (USA): NBC Sports Network
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 213

IndyCar Quotes:
James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)
“I’m looking forward to getting to Barber Motorsports Park for sure. I love that track – the flow, the speed, everything – and because we’ve tested there already, I think everyone feels a bit more prepared. Hopefully we can hit the ground running and really try to make a push in ultimate performance. The No. 5 Arrow Electronics team has been just flat out getting our heads around this new kit and Barber is a great opportunity to get a solid result.”

James Jakes (No. 7)
“I’m looking forward to going to Barber. Obviously we tested for two days there before the season started. It’s going to be important to start off well there because we’ve only got two days on track and we’re qualifying on our first day out. We plan to do our homework, start the weekend off well on Saturday morning and have a good race on Sunday.”

Indy Lights Quotes:
Scott Anderson (No. 77)
“After two street circuits, it’s nice to go back to Barber and race on a proper road course. The only time on track we’ve had there was in the rain so hopefully we will get some dry conditions to see what this new car can do on a high speed track like Barber. We made some good progress last weekend at Long Beach – not the greatest result – but we need to keep pushing forward and progressing. I’m confident that we can make another leap at Barber.”

RC Enerson (No. 7)
“Long Beach was definitely a big confidence boost. I just really hope we can bring this momentum for a good result in Barber Motorsports Park.”

Jack Harvey (No. 42)
“I’m looking forward to having a successful weekend in Barber. We did everything right in Long Beach but we can’t control what other drivers do. We made good progress after St. Pete so I’m confident that we will continue on this way at Barber.”

Ethan Ringel (No. 71)
“I’m looking forward to Barber. It will be a pleasure to give my hands a break from the bumpy street courses. I haven’t driven the track in the dry yet but that’s still better than never driving it before. I hope to gain more experience and continue to see my learning curve grow in this next race.”

Team Social Media:
Twitter: @SPMindycar
Instagram: @SPMindycar
Facebook: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Driver Social Media:
James Hinchcliffe
Website –
Twitter – @hinchtown
Facebook – Hinchtown
Instagram – @hinchtown

James Jakes
Website –
Twitter – @JamesJakes
Instagram – @JamesJakes

Scott Anderson
Website –
Twitter – @ScottDKAnderson
Facebook – Official Scott Anderson Racing
Instagram – @scanders01

RC Enerson
Website –
Twitter – @RCenerson
Facebook – RC Enerson Racing
Instagram – @RCenerson

Jack Harvey
Website –
Twitter – @Jack_Harvey42
Instagram – @Jack_Harvey42

Ethan Ringel
Website –
Twitter – @EthanRingel
Facebook – Ethan Ringel Racing
Instagram – @EthanRingelRacing

Fan Opportunities
Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session with James Hinchcliffe and James Jakes: Saturday, April 25 from 10:45-11:30 a.m. CST in the IndyCar Fan Village.
Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires autograph session with Scott Anderson, RC Enerson, Jack Harvey and Ethan Ringel: Saturday, April 25 from 12-12:30 p.m. CST in the IndyCar Fan Village.