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)
  • Event title: Firestone 60
  • Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Track: A 1.5-mile, 24-degree banked oval
  • 2016 event counter: The Firestone 600 was the 9th and is now the 14th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series

Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity
Practice sessions: n/a
Qualifications: n/a
Race continues: Saturday, August 27 with “Drivers Restart Your Engines” call at 8:15 p.m CT.

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

IndyCar Quotes:
James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics)
“We are excited to get back to Texas Motor Speedway to finish off the Firestone 600. Certainly we hope the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car ends up where we are now, in the lead! But we know it’s a pretty unique situation with the restart and the parc ferme, so we will see how it plays out. I’m going to miss people reminding me I’m leading on Twitter, so hopefully we win and can keep the trend going.”

Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing)
“I’m happy to finally finish the race in Texas. Both of our cars looked good there last time with James in the lead and the SMP Racing No. 7 car in third, so we just need to do the same job we’ve been doing already and we will be up there at the front. After our second-place finish this weekend in Pocono, we know we have the speed to do it.”