Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: MAVTV American Real 500

Race Fast Facts
* Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: Ryan Briscoe (No. 5), James Jakes (No. 7)
*Event title: MAVTV American Real 500
*Location: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California
*Track: Two-mile, D-shaped superspeedway
*2015 event counter: The MAVTV American Real 500 is the 11th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series

Verizon IndyCar Series track schedule
*Practice sessions: Friday, June 26 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. PST and 12:45-2 p.m.
*Qualifying: Friday, June 26 from 4:45-6 p.m. PST
*Race: Saturday, June 27 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 12:45 p.m. PST and an estimated green flag at 1:36 p.m. (500 miles, 250 laps)

Broadcast Information
TV race broadcast: NBC Sports Network
Radio race broadcast: IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 213

IndyCar Quotes:
Ryan Briscoe (No. 5)
“It will be a challenging 500 miles under the beating sun this weekend! We’ve had really good runs in the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car at the Indy 500 and Texas Motor Speedway, and I’m excited about continued success moving forward. We will be pushing hard to run at the front and hopefully be in a position to go for a win.”

James Jakes (No. 7)
“I’m looking forward to going back to Fontana. I have good memories there, qualifying fifth in my last race there in 2013. It’s going to be hot so for 500 miles it’s going to be tough – very tough – on the drivers and on the cars as well. We’ll just look to stay out of trouble in the No. 7 SPM MediaTech Honda, and do the best we can.”

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

Driver Social Media
Ryan Briscoe
Website –
Twitter – @Ryan_Briscoe
Facebook – Ryan Briscoe
Instagram – @Ryan_Briscoe

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

Fan Opportunities
Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session with Ryan Briscoe and James Jakes: Saturday, June 27 from 10-11 a.m. PST in the INDYCAR Fan Village.