A native of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, James Hinchliffe is competing in his seventh season of Verizon IndyCar Series competition. The Dancing With the Stars alum has captured one pole position (Indianapolis 500, 2016), 12 podium finishes and five victories (St. Pete, Sao Paulo, Iowa 2013, New Orleans 2015, Long Beach 2017). The 2011 IndyCar Rookie of the Year and Tony Renna Rising Star Award winner is also a fan favorite and was voted IndyCar Favorite Driver of the Year in 2012. The 2017 season marks the 30-year-old’s third consecutive season with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Mikhail Aleshin came to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2014 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The 29-year-old began his motorsport career in karting in 1996 and has captured championship titles in Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2010), as well as Formula Renault 2.0 Italia (2004). In 35 IndyCar starts, Aleshin has clinched one pole position (Pocono, 2016) and two podium finishes (Houston Race 2, 2014; Pocono, 2016).