Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: TEXAS

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes:
Firestone 600

Race Fast Facts

  • Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics), Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing & DOOM)
  • Event title: Firestone 600
  • Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Track: A 1.5-mile, 24-degree banked oval
  • 2016 event counter: The Firestone 600 is the 9th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series

Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity
Practice sessions: Friday, June 10 from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. CDT and 6:45-7:15 p.m.
Qualifications: Friday, June 10 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. CDT
Race: Saturday, June 11 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. CDT and an estimated green flag at 7:50 p.m.

Broadcast Information
TV race broadcast (USA): NBC Sports Network (USA), SportsNet 360 (Canada)
Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 212

James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)
“Now that we are passed Indy, we are headed to all the tracks I missed last year. That said, I’m incredibly excited for the rest of the calendar. Texas Motor Speedway is no exception. Since the DW12 came out, the racing there has been super intense from inside the car. It’s one of the biggest setup challenges of the year, so we are hoping that the Arrow Electronics car can be solid rolling off the truck and can fight up front.”

Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7)
“I’m very happy to be going back to Texas Motor Speedway. Last time we did really good there and it was my first top ten finish in IndyCar. We didn’t have a great weekend in Detroit so I’m looking forward to be back on track in the No. 7 SMP Racing and DOOM car so we can get some good points for the championship standings.”

Team Social Media
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Facebook: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
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Periscope: @SPMindycar

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

Mikhail Aleshin
Twitter – @MikhailAleshin
Facebook – Mikhail Aleshin