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MEDIA ALERT: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Press Conference and Car Unveiling on May 3

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Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Conor Daly, Indianapolis 500

MEDIA ALERT: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Press Conference and Car Unveiling on May 3

Monica Hilton
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
May 1, 2015

For more information contact:
Monica Hilton


WHAT: Press Conference and Conor Daly No. 43 Car Unveiling

WHO: Conor Daly, Ric Peterson, sponsor representatives

WHERE: Press Conference Room, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

WHEN:Sunday, May 3 - Press conference at approximately 9 a.m., following the conclusion of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers' meeting; Car unveiling to follow in the Pagoda Plaza

NOTES: American driver Conor Daly will pilot Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' (SPM) third entry for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 24. Daly, a 23-year-old, Noblesville, Indiana native, will drive the No. 43 Honda-powered Dallara for his second start in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

Sponsorship and livery will be unveiled on Sunday, May 3 before the Verizon IndyCar Series oval test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 begins on Monday, May 11, 2015.

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 Indy 500 pole position in 2011, and has won five Verizon IndyCar Series races between 2013 and 2015.

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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