Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — Robert Wickens will drive a parade lap in front of the entire NTT IndyCar Series field before Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto in a specially prepared Acura NSX with hand controls. Although if Wickens has his way, that might last a little bit longer. “I’m trying to figure out what that penalty would be if I just kept going,” said Wickens. Nobody would fault the Guelph, Ontario native for staying out an extra lap or two. Wickens was paralyzed after an incident last August inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Familiar faces failed to finish Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, a race that was slowed down three times with some exits resulting in huge championship implications. Matheus Leist struggled finding pace and didn’t took long into the race when leader Takuma Sato lapped him. His race would turned its rear ugly head as for the third time this season, Leist failed to see the checkered flag. Unlike his previous retirements, handling issues took his No. 4 ABC Supply ChevroletRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Marcus Ericsson has been around the motorsports world on an international level for a handful of years, but when it comes to the NTT IndyCar Series, the former Formula 1 driver and current pilot of the No. 7 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Honda is still trying to get his arms around the different circuits that the series visits, ovals in particular. Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway marks just the second oval race for the Swede, coming off aRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DETROIT — Turn 3 was calamity corner during Sunday’s part of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader weekend at Belle Isle and for one driver it’s where everything went wrong while trying to extend the points lead. NTT IndyCar Series points leader Josef Newgarden was trying to defend what would effectively be third place after the second round of pit stops. Alexander Rossi was right behind him on Lap 33 and James Hinchcliffe had just come out of the pits when Newgarden had to go downRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Track position is the name of the game when it comes to racing at Indianapolis, but even starting at a deficit in the track position department couldn’t deter James Hinchcliffe from making a run through the field to finish just outside the top-10. After driving his way into the 33-car field in last Sunday’s Last Row Shootout, the driver of the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda started the day in 32nd, but quickly jumped into the top-25 before climbing even furtherRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Many drivers that came up through the road racing ranks either embrace oval racing or have an intense dislike for it but Marcus Ericsson seems to have fallen into the former category ahead of Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. The Swede qualified 13th in the 33-car field and was the fastest car for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and their affiliated entries on the first day of qualifying. For Ericsson, this was an enjoyable new experience. “Last weekend, qualifying, I thought that wasRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS– One year after failing to make the 2018 Indianapolis 500, James Hinchcliffe has more qualifying drama ahead of the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe drove the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda to a first lap speed of 228.159 mph during his first qualifying attempt. While going through Turn 2, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 polesitter lost control of his car and hit the SAFER barrier exiting the corner. He was evaluated and cleared to drive but his team had a mountain to climb getting theRead More
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By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Drama, excitement, surprises, tears. First-day qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge had it all. But then, that’s become the norm for qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Following’s Saturday’s intense action on the hallowed 2.5-mile superspeedway oval, the fastest 30 qualifiers are locked into the field for the race on Sunday, May 26. The top nine advance Sunday to a shootout for the pole position. Second-day qualifying also features the Last Row Shootout that will include a pair of high-profile drivers who couldn’t findRead More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – James Hinchcliffe was dealt a major blow and wrecked during today’s qualifying for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. The 32-year-old Canadian was on the second lap of his four-lap run when the back end of the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda snapped around and hit the SAFER Barrier. The left side of the car was severely damaged on impact and skated on its left sidepod before landing upright and coming to a stop midway down the backstretch.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Confirming the final of 36 planned entries for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports confirmed that Oriol Servia will pilot the team’s No. 77 Honda entry in a partnership with Chicago-based Team Stange Racing. The Spaniard will attempt to qualify the No. 77 MotoGator Honda entry in a partnership that could see John Stange Jr.’s team start on the road to being full time competitors in the NTT IndyCar Series in a few years time. The team currently competes in stockRead More