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May 24

Pole sitter James Hinchcliffe proclaimed the three fastest qualifiers “a fun front row” 100th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race

Fast and fun sums up front row for for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden, and Ryan Hunter-ReayThree cars from different teams, separated by a scant 0.0758 of a second over a 10-mile qualifying distance, two Honda engines and one Chevrolet, a Canadian and two Americans, a driver who has never been on a Verizon IndyCar Series pole, a runner-up who has never started second at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a 2014 Indy 500 champion who is a former teammate and good buddies with the fastest qualifier. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

James Hinchcliffe secures emotional pole position for 100th Indianapolis 500

Drama, redemption, heartbreak, exuberance

James HinchcliffeArmed Forces Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it all as starting positions were set for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

First-day qualifying at Indy leaves nerves frazzled

How crazy was it at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

James HinchcliffeThe exciting conclusion to the first day of qualifying for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil had quadriplegic team co-owner Sam Schmidt cracking jokes about doing a rain dance in his wheelchair for Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Hinchcliffe ready for journey to come full circle on IMS oval this week

It was at IMS on May 18, 2015, that Hinchcliffe suffered the worst crash of his career

James HinchcliffeJames Hinchcliffe will be the first to admit he has unfinished business – both personal and professional – when he returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

James Hinchcliffe turns valuable laps in final practice before Phoenix race

Pole sitter Helio Castroneves posted the best lap in the practice

James HinchcliffeThe usual suspects led the final practice for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix as the sun set on Phoenix International Raceway, but it may have been the driver who was 12th on the speed chart that had the most important session. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Flat12 Bierwerks to release James Hinchcliffe Collaboration Beers

Hinchtown Hammerdown out April and The Bricks Red IPA Coming in May

Flat12 Bierwerks to release James Hinchcliffe Collaboration Beers Flat12 Bierwerks will release Hinchtown Hammerdown, a limited edition, pilsner-style beer brewed in partnership with Verizon Series IndyCar driver, James Hinchcliffe. The collaboration beer is brewed every year for the month of May— which in Indianapolis, is all about racing.

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Mar 14

Mission accomplished for James Hinchcliffe, better results in sight

The mountain was climbed at St. Petersburg, even if the result wasn’t there

Mission accomplished for James Hinchcliffe, better results in sight After 10 months of recuperation and recovery,  James Hinchcliffe was eighth (Row 4) on the starting grid for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, only to run into misfortune at the start and sustaining a right rear flat tire that dropped him out of contention right from the get go.

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Mar 05

Team Outlook 2016: Schmidt Peterson welcomes back a healthy ‘Mayor’

James Hinchcliffe, No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda

James Hinchcliffe2015 highlights: The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports season changed dramatically when James Hinchcliffe suffered serious injuries in a practice crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 18.

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Feb 13

It’s going to be an All-Star weekend for Hinchcliffe, Newgarden and Daly

For starters, it’s about 60 degrees warmer on Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend

James HinchcliffeThis isn’t the city that James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly are used to when they visit each summer for the Honda Indy Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Drivers prepping for 19th Granja Viana

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan, a founder of the charity event, is looking forward to again driving in the 12-hour race Dec. 19

Tony KanaanIt began in 1997 as an informal activity between friends to celebrate the end of the motorsports season, and in the interceding years the 500 Milhas Granja Viana kart race has grown into a major competition and event in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Hinchcliffe gets special ‘500’ memento

James Hinchcliffe might not remove this special ring from his finger for quite a while.

James Hinchcliffe Receives his Indianapolis 500 Starter RingHerff Jones representative Ken Keltner, who was joined at the event at the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports facility Sept. 30 by Hulman Motorsports chief revenue officer Jay Frye, presented Hinchcliffe with the 34th starter’s ring for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

INDYCAR honors champs, pays tribute to Wilson

The celebration began with a video tribute to seven-time Indy car winner Justin Wilson

Scott Dixon and Mark MilesLess than 24 hours after a scintillating, gripping and heart-wrenching season finale at Sonoma Raceway — in which the driver and entrant championships hung in the balance until the completion of the 2,232nd and final lap of the 16th race — the Verizon IndyCar Series honored its champions, award winners and partners. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Honda Indy Toronto announces IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe as Grand Marshal for 2015 event

Hinchcliffe is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries and is highly anticipating his return to racing.

Honda Indy Toronto logo Organizers of the 2015 Honda Indy Toronto are pleased to announce that local Canadian race car driver and mayor of Hinchtown, James Hinchcliffe, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the marquee Verizon IndyCar Series race taking place Sunday, June 14. Hinchcliffe was recently medically cleared to travel to Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Hinchcliffe: ‘I’m the luckiest unlucky guy’

“It’s fascinating and terrifying all at the same time”

James HinchcliffeVerizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe cringes each time he watches the video of his horrific May 18 crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Daly back on the bench, what’s next?

Q & A with Conor Daly

Conor Daily portrait American Conor Daly was bitterly disappointed after his car failure at the Indy 500 but one week later he turned many heads with his impressive performances in both races in Detroit. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Hinchcliffe up, mobile and ready to run again

Honda Performance Development president Art St. Cyr visited Hinchcliffe twice in the hospital.

#GetWellSoonHinchLess than 96 hours after undergoing surgery for a pelvis and upper left thigh injury, Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe was up and moving at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indiana. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Hinchcliffe recovering following surgery

“Obviously, we’re relieved that James is awake and out of surgery” – Sam Schmidt

James HinchcliffeVerizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe underwent surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for an injury to his upper left thigh suffered in a crash during a practice session on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

James Hinchcliffe wins inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

The hunch came true when the Canadian took the checkered flag to win a wild and unpredictable race

James HinchcliffeJames Hinchcliffe had a premonition midway through the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana when his crew ordered him not to make a pit stop like the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field leaders at NOLA Motorsports Park.

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Apr 05

‘INDYCAR Chronicles’ profiles Hinch

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe is profiled in first “INDYCAR Chronicles,” which debuts at 5:30 p.m. (ET) April 10 on NBCSN.

James HinchcliffeThe 30-minute show is the first of five that IMS Productions will produce for NBCSN, which will telecast 11 Verizon IndyCar Series races this season starting with the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at 2:30 p.m. (ET) April 12. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Team ’15 season preview: ‘Race for wins right away’

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

James Hinchcliffe & James JakesBoth drivers are in their first year with the team co-owned by former Indy car driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson Read the rest of this entry »

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