Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: GP of INDY

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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 Arrow Electronics), Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing)
  • Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires drivers: RC Enerson (No. 7), Andre Negrao (No. 17), Santiago Urrutia (No. 55), Scott Anderson (No. 77)
  • Event title: Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course
  • 2016 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 18) for Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires

Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity
Practice sessions: Thursday, May 12 from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EDT and 3:00-4:15 p.m.Friday, May 13 from 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Qualifying: Friday, May 13 from 3:00-4:15 p.m. EDT
Race: Saturday, May 14 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 3:00 p.m. EDT and an estimated green flag at 3:50 p.m.
Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Track Activity
Practice sessions: Thursday, May 12 from 12:30-1:15 p.m. EDTand 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Qualifying: Friday, May 13 from 12:00-12:45 p.m. EDT
Race 1: Friday, May 13 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. EDT
Race 2: Saturday, May 14 from 1:25-2:25 p.m. EDT 
Broadcast Information
TV race broadcast (USA): ABC (USA), SportsNet 360 (Canada)
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 212
IndyCar Quotes:
James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)

“It’s always great when we get to race at IMS, regardless of the configuration. The Angie’s List Grand Prix has been a cool event from the start. The layout is really fun for us drivers and I think we put on a good show for the fans. It hasn’t been the best event for me to date, but coming off two strong weekends with top-ten finishes in the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car, hopefully we can buck that trend and get May off to a good start.”
Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7)
“The GP of Indy track is awesome. It’s very smooth and nice, like European style. But at the same time, it has some narrow and technical places – the first couple of corners – and it’s a track where you can definitely overtake. I’m ready to go so we can get some good points this weekend in the No. 7 car.”
Indy Lights Quotes:
RC Enerson (No. 7)

“Finally, the month of May! I can’t wait to get things started at the GP. We had really strong cars there last year and pulled off some amazing results. I’m really looking for that first win of the season and I won’t stop pushing until I get it.”
Andre Negrao (No. 17)
“Testing at Road America really pumped me up for racing in Indianapolis. I’ll be together with my team this week to focus and get the best preparation I can to deliver my best performance. With all my family, friends and fans’ support, I’ll go for that extra mile and hope we stand on the podium, winning more points for the championship. I can’t wait to be back on track again!”
Santiago Urrutia (No. 55)
“After a great victory in Barber, we are going into Indy with confidence. Last year, the SPM team won a race, so we know the car can be competitive, as always. Qualifications will be very important. We are fourth in the championship right now so we need to get some good points. I have my sights set on the podium for both races.”
Scott Anderson (No. 77)
“With this possibly being the last race of the season, I want to make it a good one. I think we found a lot of speed at Barber but unfortunately, it didn’t show due to problems in qualifying, so we need to keep that progress going into this weekend. The Indy GP has made for some awesome, exciting races and this year should be no different.”
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, May 13 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT in the INDYCAR Fan Village.
  • Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires autograph session with RC Enerson, Santiago Urrutia, Andre Negrao and Scott Anderson: Saturday, May 14 from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT in the INDYCAR Fan Village.