Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes:
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Race Fast Facts

  • Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics), Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing)
  • Event title: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
  • Location: Streets of Long Beach, California
  • Track: 11-turn, 1.968-mile temporary street circuit
  • 2016 event counter: The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is the 3rd race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series

Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity

  • Practice sessions: Friday, April 15 from 10:00-10:45 a.m. PT and 2:00-2:45 p.m.Saturday, April 16 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
  • Qualifying: Saturday, April 16 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. PT (Firestone Fast Six format)
  • Race: Sunday, April 17 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m. PT and an estimated green flag at 1:45 p.m.

Broadcast Information
TV race broadcast (USA): NBC Sports Network
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 212
IndyCar Quotes:
James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)

“Long Beach is one of the best events on the calendar. There’s a reason it’s been around more than forty years. The track, the city, the events around town, they’re all great. Long Beach has been nice to me in the past so hopefully we can have a solid weekend there after a few tough events, and really kick off the season.”
Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7)
“I loved the Long Beach track from the first laps I turned there in 2014. It’s a great street course track and very technical. Long Beach has a great and long history, which I’m proud to be a part of. We will have only one goal for this event, the same as for every other race: to win.”
Team Social Media
Twitter: @SPMindycar
Instagram: @SPMindycar
Facebook: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
SnapChat: @SPMindycar
Periscope: @SPMindycar
Driver Social Media
James Hinchcliffe

Website –
Twitter – @hinchtown & @HinchOnTrack
Facebook – Hinchtown
Instagram – @hinchtown
Mikhail Aleshin
Twitter – @MikhailAleshin
Facebook – Mikhail Aleshin
RC Enerson
Website –
Twitter – @RCenerson
Facebook – RC Enerson Racing
Instagram – @RCenerson
Santiago Urrutia
Website –
Twitter – @Santi_Urrutia
Facebook – Santiago Urrutia Oficial
Andre Negrao
Website –
Twitter – @NegraoAndre
Facebook – Andre.Negrao
Instagram – @anegrao
Scott Anderson
Website –
Twitter – @ScottDKAnderson
Facebook – Official Scott Anderson Racing
Instagram – @scanders01
Heamin Choi
Website –
Twitter – @HeaminChoi
Instagram – @HeaminChoi
Facebook – HeaminChoi
Fan Opportunities

  • Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session with James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin: Friday, April 15 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. PT in the INDYCAR Paddock.
  • Legends IndyCar Merchandise autograph session with James Hinchcliffe: Saturday, April 16 from 5:00-5:30 p.m. PT in the IndyCar Merchandise tent (Expo Hall).