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 & DOOM)

Event title: Firestone 600

Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas

Track: A 1.5-mile, 24-degree banked oval

2016 event counter: The Firestone 600 is the 9th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series

Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity

Practice sessions: Friday, June 10 from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. CDT and 6:45-7:15 p.m.

Qualifications: Friday, June 10 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. CDT

Race: Saturday, June 11 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. CDT and an estimated green flag at 7:50 p.m.

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 (following Monday’s practice):

James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)

“Now that we are passed Indy, we are headed to all the tracks I missed last year. That said, I’m incredibly excited for the rest of the calendar. Texas Motor Speedway is no exception. Since the DW12 came out, the racing there has been super intense from inside the car. It’s one of the biggest setup challenges of the year, so we are hoping that the Arrow Electronics car can be solid rolling off the truck and can fight up front.”

Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7)

“I’m very happy to be going back to Texas Motor Speedway. Last time we did really good there and it was my first top ten finish in IndyCar. We didn’t have a great weekend in Detroit so I’m looking forward to be back on track in the No. 7 SMP Racing and DOOM car so we can get some good points for the championship standings.”

Team Social Media


Twitter: @SPMindycar

Instagram: @SPMindycar

Facebook: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

SnapChat: @SPMindycar

Periscope: @SPMindycar

Driver Social Media

James Hinchcliffe

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Twitter – @hinchtown & @HinchOnTrack

Facebook – Hinchtown

Instagram – @hinchtown

Mikhail Aleshin

Twitter – @MikhailAleshin

Facebook – Mikhail Aleshin

RC Enerson

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Twitter – @RCenerson

Facebook – RC Enerson Racing

Instagram – @RCenerson

Santiago Urrutia

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Twitter – @Santi_Urrutia

Facebook – Santiago Urrutia Oficial

Andre Negrao

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Twitter – @NegraoAndre

Facebook – Andre.Negrao

Instagram – @anegrao

Scott Anderson

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Twitter – @ScottDKAnderson

Facebook – Official Scott Anderson Racing

Instagram – @scanders01

Heamin Choi

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Twitter – @HeaminChoi

Instagram – @HeaminChoi

Facebook – HeaminChoi

Fan Opportunities

Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session with James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin: Friday, June 10 from 5:15-6:00 p.m. CDT in the IndyCar Fan Village.

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