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INDYCAR Grand Prix from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Sunday – First round of notes

BY BRUCE MARTIN @BruceMartin_500   INDIANAPOLIS – They used to call the late Andy Granatelli “Mr. 500.”   Perhaps they should start calling Will Power of Team Penske, “Mr. INDYCAR Grand Prix.”   In the fifth running of the race that twists around the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Power won it from...

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval testing – wrapping everything up.

  By Steve Wittich Before we get started with our coverage of on the track, we’ve got a few off the track things to cover. First, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports crew member, Eric Stewart, who has worked in the Verizon IndyCar Series for a long time, lost his home in a fire last weekend. If you...

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval testing – Tuesday – 1:05 PM – Kaiser, Leist and Wickens complete ROP

By Steve Wittich Kyle Kaiser was the first driver to hit the track for his Rookie Orientation Program (ROP) We did check with team owner Ricardo Juncos, and the car that Kaiser is driving during the “Month of May” is the same car that Kaiser and Rene Binder shared at the first four Verizon IndyCar...

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Monday – final-final – 5,500 more words on an epic opening weekend of IndyCar and MRTI action

By Tony DiZinno, Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich Phew, that season opener sure gave us a lot to talk about after the race had ended. And, there were a number topics we didn’t even cover. How the UAK18 performed – well. Who were the pleasant surprises – Robert Wickens and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Who had...

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TSO’s 2018 preview of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

By Tony DiZinno, Patrick Stephan, and Steve Wittich Location: Indianapolis, Ind. Team Owners: Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson President: Jon Flack General Manager: Piers Phillips Technical Director: Todd Malloy Engine Manufacturer: Honda First Indy car start: 2001 Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (Davey Hamilton) Indy car wins: 6...

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SPM Unveils 2018 IndyCar Liveries, Announces Multiple Partnership Extensions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Feb. 1, 2018) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports unveiled today, from Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis alongside 100 lucky fans, the three Dallara-Honda Indy cars of James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens and Jack Harvey in their 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season liveries. The three Honda-powered cars maintain the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ signature chrome design […]

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New Era Teams Up with Top IndyCar Team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to Unveil Their New Partnership

BUFFALO, NY (Jan. 24, 2018) – New Era Cap, in its fourth year as the official headwear of IndyCar, has teamed up with top US single seater team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) on an exciting new collaboration. The team has inked a deal with the 98-year-old company to expand beyond headwear and include team kit […]

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Announces 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Lineup

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Announces 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Lineup INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Oct. 18, 2017) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today its lineup for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Oakville, Ontario native James Hinchcliffe has renewed his contract with the Indianapolis-based team in a multi-year extension, and the 2011 IndyCar Rookie of the Year’s teammate...

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KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America – Friday – Final – 10:30pm

BY BRUCE MARTIN @BruceMartin_500 ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – Rumors of Team Penske’s demise in the Verizon IndyCar Series have been greatly exaggerated. Despite four wins in the first eight races of the 2017 season, Team Penske has not lived up to the dominating status of last season when it won 10 of the 16 races....

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KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America – Friday – IndyCar practice notes and results

BY BRUCE MARTIN @BruceMartin_500   ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport had the fastest speed of Friday’s first practice sessions for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix. The session ended with about 3:40 left because of a crash by Ryan Hunter-Reay in Turn 14.   After each driver completed their installation laps, it was...

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