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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio


Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Monica Hilton
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
27 July 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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: Andre Negrao (No. 17), Santiago Urrutia (No. 55 Mazda)
  • Event title: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
  • Location: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • Track: A 2.258-mile, 13-turn, natural-terrain road course in Lexington, Ohio
  • 2016 event counter: The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio is the 12th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series and the 14th and 15th races (of 18) for the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Series


  • Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity

  • Practice sessions: Friday, July 29 from 10:00-11:15 a.m. ET and 2:00-3:15 p.m.; Saturday, July 30 from 9:45-10:30 a.m.
  • Qualifications: Saturday, July 30 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET
  • Race: Sunday, July 31 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 1:45 p.m. ET and an estimated green flag at 2:45 p.m.


  • Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Track Activity

  • Practice sessions: Friday, July 29 from 9:15-9:45 a.m. ET and 3:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Qualifying: Saturday, July 30 from 7:50-8:20 a.m. ET
  • Race 1: Saturday, July 30 from 3:30-4:20 p.m. ET
  • Race 2: Sunday, July 31 from 12:20-1:25 p.m. ET


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

    IndyCar Quotes:
    James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)

    "Mid-Ohio is one of the best races all year. The track is incredible for us as drivers, but I love the vibe there for fans as well. It's got that big camping culture, all natural seating around the place, it's just a cool setup. As far as races I'd like to attend as a fan one day, this one is up there. I was on the podium last time I raced there so I'm hoping to get the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car up front again!"

    Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7)
    "Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is one of the nicest tracks I've been to. It has a great configuration with lots of very technical sectors, lots of fun elevations and great fans. As a team, we've been improving all season in the No. 7 SMP Racing car and especially the last two races, so we're looking to keep that positive momentum going into the next weekend."

    Indy Lights Quotes: Santiago Urrutia (No. 55)
    "I'm ready for Mid-Ohio. It's one of my favorite circuits. I won there last year in Pro Mazda and we were pretty good when we tested there in the pre-season. We were the quickest car in the morning and the second-quickest in the afternoon. I'm confident that we can win and keep pushing for the championship. We're second right now but we need to get some wins if we want to come out on top."

    Andre Negrao (No. 17)
    "For the Mid-Ohio event, I'm really prepared and aiming for the podium to earn some good points for the championship. We had a great result in Toronto. The car improved a lot in the last few races and I think we can win this weekend."

    Team Social Media
    Website: www.SPMindycar.com
    Twitter: @SPMindycar
    Instagram: @SPMindycar
    Facebook: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
    SnapChat: @SPMindycar
    Periscope: @SPMindycar

    Driver Social Media
    James Hinchcliffe

    Website - www.Hinchtown.com
    Twitter - @hinchtown & @HinchOnTrack
    Facebook - Hinchtown
    Instagram - @hinchtown

    Mikhail Aleshin
    Twitter - @MikhailAleshin
    Facebook - Mikhail Aleshin

    Santiago Urrutia
    Website - www.SantiUrrutia.com.uy
    Twitter - @Santi_Urrutia
    Facebook - Santiago Urrutia Oficial

    Andre Negrao
    Website - www.AndreNegrao.com
    Twitter - @NegraoAndre
    Facebook - Andre.Negrao
    Instagram - @anegrao

    Scott Anderson
    Website - www.ScottAndersonRacing.com
    Twitter - @ScottDKAnderson
    Facebook - Official Scott Anderson Racing
    Instagram - @scanders01

    Heamin Choi
    Website - www.F1Pilot.com
    Twitter - @HeaminChoi
    Instagram - @HeaminChoi
    Facebook - HeaminChoi

    Fan Opportunities

  • Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session with James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin: Saturday, July 30 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET in the IndyCar Fan Village.
  • Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires autograph session with Andre Negrao and Santiago Urrutia: Sunday, July 31 from 10:30-11:00 a.m. ET in the IndyCar Fan Village.


  • About Schmidt Peterson Motorsports:

    Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) was established in 2001 and is owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson. Schmidt was paralyzed (quad) in 2000 after an accident during testing at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. SPM fields cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500, and the Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires. SPM is the most successful team in Indy Lights Series history with sixty-five race wins and seven championships. In addition, SPM won the coveted Indianapolis 500 pole position in 2011 for the 100th Anniversary and 2016 for the 100th Running, and has won five Verizon IndyCar Series races between 2013 and 2015. For more information, please visit www.SPMindycar.com.

    About Conquer Paralysis Now:

    Conquer Paralysis Now is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to cure paralysis, formerly known as the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. The organization is leading the charge for a cure through funding scientific research, medical treatment and technological advances benefiting those paralyzed by spinal cord injuries, stroke or diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's or in other ways. For more information, visit conquerparalysisnow.org.

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