Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course)
Track: 14-turn, 2.434-mile road course
2015 event counter: The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis is the 5th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series, and the 6th and 7th races (of 16) for Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires
Verizon IndyCar Series track schedule
Practice sessions: Thursday, May 7 from 12:30-2:15 p.m. ET and 4:15-6:15 p.m.; Friday, May 8 from 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Qualifying: Friday, May 8 from 4:15-5:30 p.m. ET
Race: Saturday, May 9 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 2:45 p.m. ET and an estimated green flag at 3:50 p.m.
Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires track schedule
Practice sessions: Thursday, May 7 from 10:45-11:30 a.m. ET and 3:15-4 p.m.
Qualifying: Friday, May 8 from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET
Race 1: Friday, May 8 – green flag estimated at 3:20 p.m. ET
Race 2: Saturday, May 9 – green flag estimated at 1:25 p.m. ET
Broadcast Information
TV race broadcast (USA): ABC
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 213

IndyCar Quotes:
James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)
“The Indy GP is an incredible event. Obviously, last year it was a bit of a low point for my season because of the concussion but hopefully that means the track owes me one! I don’t remember much about the inaugural event but from what I hear, last year was such a success and the track is a lot of fun to drive. The Arrow Electronics car had some great race pace in Barber and hopefully we can just keep pushing, and be competitive when it counts on race day.”

James Jakes (No. 7)
“I’m very excited to drive at the Indy Grand Prix course – it’s my first time there so I can’t wait to get out on Thursday and drive it. I’ve heard really good things about the track and the event. It’s just a great way to kick off the month of May and hopefully we can get a good result to start off an exciting few weeks of racing at IMS.”

Indy Lights Quotes:
Scott Anderson (No. 77)
“I’m very excited for the month of May. It’s going to be busy but a lot of fun with the GP of Indy and the Freedom 100. I’m feeling good coming into this weekend. We had great race pace at Barber and a relatively good qualifying up until our last sticker tire run. I had a good race at Indy last year and SPM did great as well. All the pieces are there, we just need to put them together.”

RC Enerson (No. 7)
“I’m excited for the Indy GP race. I definitely exceeded my expectations for Barber, pulling out a podium in the first couple weekends with SPM is a huge confidence boost and just made me want to get more of them. Hopefully we can do that at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

Jack Harvey (No. 42)
“I’m really looking forward being back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to race again. The whole month of May sums up why we all love racing, so just to be a small part of it makes me feel truly lucky and honored. After back-to-back second place finishes at Barber, we’ll be looking to move up to that top step of the podium at Indy.”

Ethan Ringel (No. 71)
“I’m looking forward to the two race at IMS in particular. I’ve never raced in Indy before so I’m really excited to see what it’s like to race on a super speedway. This is a legendary track so I’m sure that no matter how it turns out, I’m going to remember it forever.”

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

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

James Jakes
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Twitter – @JamesJakes
Instagram – @JamesJakes

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

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

Jack Harvey
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Twitter – @Jack_Harvey42
Instagram – @Jack_Harvey42

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

Fan Opportunities
Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session with James Hinchcliffe and James Jakes: Friday, May 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET in the IndyCar Fan Village.
Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires autograph session with Scott Anderson, RC Enerson, Jack Harvey and Ethan Ringel: Saturday, May 9 from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ET in the IndyCar Fan Village.