SPM Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: TEXAS

Race Fast Facts

  • Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics), Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing)
  • 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 was the 9th and is now the 14th race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series

Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity

  • Practice sessions: n/a
  • Qualifications: n/a
  • Race continues: Saturday, August 27 with “Drivers Restart Your Engines” call at 8:15 p.m CT.

***Media Press Conference with James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin: Saturday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m. CT in the TMS Media Center.

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:

James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)

“We are excited to get back to Texas Motor Speedway to finish off the Firestone 600. Certainly we hope the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car ends up where we are now, in the lead! But we know it’s a pretty unique situation with the restart and the parc ferme, so we will see how it plays out. I’m going to miss people reminding me I’m leading on Twitter, so hopefully we win and can keep the trend going.”

Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7)

“I’m happy to finally finish the race in Texas. Both of our cars looked good there last time with James in the lead and the SMP Racing No. 7 car in third, so we just need to do the same job we’ve been doing already and we will be up there at the front. After our second-place finish this weekend in Pocono, we know we have the speed to do it.”

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

Santiago Urrutia

Website –

Twitter – @Santi_Urrutia

Facebook – Santiago Urrutia Oficial

Andre Negrao

Website –

Twitter – @NegraoAndre

Facebook – Andre.Negrao

Instagram – @anegrao

Scott Anderson

Website –

Twitter – @ScottDKAnderson

Facebook – Official Scott Anderson Racing

Instagram – @scanders01

Heamin Choi

Website –

Twitter – @HeaminChoi

Instagram – @HeaminChoi

Facebook – HeaminChoi

Fan Opportunities

  • Verizon IndyCar Series autograph session with James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin: Saturday, August 27 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. CDT at the TMS Concourse.

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