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An IndyCar racing team formed in 2013 when Ric Peterson joined Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports and the team was renamed.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Schmidt Peterson Motorsports page on 29 October 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is an auto racing team in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The team, formerly Sam Schmidt Motorsports, is owned by quadriplegic former driver Sam Schmidt. Ex-driver Davey Hamilton late joined with Schmidt in 2011 to form Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports. For 2013, Oculus Transport CEO Ric Peterson joined Hamilton and Schmidt, renaming it Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Hamilton is no longer involved in ownership of the team.

On January 6, 2000, Sam Schmidt was in Orlando, Florida practicing at the Walt Disney World Speedway. As his car exited turn two, it hit the wall with a tremendous impact. Schmidt was airlifted to a nearby hospital in extremely critical condition. He was diagnosed as a quadriplegic, the result of a severe injury to his spinal cord at the C-3/C-4 levels and was on a respirator for 5 months. In 2001, just 14 months after his accident and at the urging of his wife and parents, Schmidt announced the formation of Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Undeterred by his injury, Schmidt travels more than 120 days a year on behalf of the team.


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DateArticleAuthor/Source
9 September 2014Parker Kligerman to Test at IMS for Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
16 September 2014Parker Kligerman Turns Heads During Impressive Test at IMSMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
20 February 2015Strong Indy Lights Test for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at NOLAMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
5 March 2015Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Announces Arrow Electronics as 2015 Primary SponsorMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
23 March 2015Sypder Active to Sponsor James Hinchcliffe in 2015Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
28 March 2015Podium Finish and Qualifying Run for SPMMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
29 March 2015Another Podium Finish for Harvey Brightens Tough Day at the Track for SPMMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
12 April 2015Victory and Podium Finish for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at NOLAMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
16 April 2015MEDIA ALERT: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Media Availability on Saturday, April 18Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
18 April 2015Pole Position for Harvey as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Prepares to Race at Long BeachMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
19 April 2015Ups and Downs for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Long BeachMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
25 April 2015Conor Daly to Drive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
26 April 2015Seventh Place Finish for Hinchcliffe While Harvey Achieves Back-to-Back Podiums at BarberMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
1 May 2015MEDIA ALERT: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Press Conference and Car Unveiling on May 3Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
3 May 2015Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Announces Smithfield Foods as Primary Sponsor of Daly's No. 43 Indianapolis 500 EntryMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
8 May 2015Harvey Wins First Lights Race at Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
9 May 2015Enerson on Podium Highlights Race Day at IMS for Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
17 May 2015Jakes, Hinchcliffe and Daly to Start 20th, 24th, 25th for the 2015 Indy 500Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
20 May 2015MEDIA ALERT: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Press Conference on Thursday, May 21Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
21 May 2015Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Announces Ryan Briscoe as Replacement Driver for Indianapolis 500Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
22 May 2015Harvey Wins Freedom 100 in a 1-2-3-4 Finish for Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
24 May 2015Ups and Downs for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at 2015 Indy 500Monica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
26 May 2015Conor Daly to Drive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Dual in DetroitMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
30 May 2015Twelfth and Nineteenth for Jakes and Daly in Race One at Belle IsleMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
31 May 2015Sixth Place Finish for Daly at Belle IsleMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
2 June 2015Feel the Rush on SiriusXM with Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
6 June 2015Two Top Ten Finishes for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at TexasMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
8 June 2015INDYCAR Teleconference Features James HinchcliffeMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
13 June 2015Jakes and Daly to Start Honda Indy Toronto in Twelfth and Nineteenth; Harvey Finishes Second in Chaotic Indy Lights RaceMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
14 June 2015Twelfth and Twenty-First for Daly and Jakes at Toronto; Another Podium Finish for Harvey in Second Indy Lights RaceMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
26 June 2015Briscoe and Jakes to Start 16th and 23rd at FontanaMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
27 June 2015Seventh Place Finish for Jakes at Fontana While Briscoe's Winning Run Cut Short by ContactMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
12 July 2015Promising Race Cut Short for SPM IndyCar Drivers at Milwaukee; Enerson Earns Indy Lights Podium FinishMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
18 July 2015Eighth and Fifteenth for Briscoe and Jakes at Iowa; Another Podium Finish for EnersonMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
22 July 2015Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Partners with Ganesh MachineryMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
1 August 2015RC Enerson Wins at Mid-Ohio; Jakes and Briscoe Qualify 17th and 20thMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
2 August 2015Tough Day for SPM at Mid-Ohio Sports Car CourseMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
5 August 2015Mikhail Aleshin to Test and Race with SPM at Sonoma; Jack Harvey to Participate in Sonoma TestMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
22 August 2015Jakes and Briscoe to Start 15th and 18th Sunday in PoconoMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
23 August 2015Two Top Ten Finishes for SPM at PoconoMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
30 August 2015Two Top Ten Finishes for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at SonomaMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
8 September 2015Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Indy Lights Grand Prix presented by Cooper TiresMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
24 September 2015James Hinchcliffe Returns to the Cockpit at Upcoming Road America TestMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
25 September 2015MEDIA ALERT: James Hinchcliffe to be awarded with 2015 Indy 500 Starters RingMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
21 October 2015Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Announces Sponsorship Extension with Arrow ElectronicsMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
30 October 2015RC Enerson to Compete with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2016Monica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
20 November 2015Heamin Choi and James French to Test with SPM at Chris Griffis Memorial TestMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
2 December 2015Piers Phillips Joins Schmidt Peterson Motorsports as General ManagerMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
9 December 2015Mikhail Aleshin to Drive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2016Monica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
18 February 2016Santiago Urrutia to Compete for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2016Monica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
25 February 2016Chaves to Substitute for SPM at Phoenix IndyCar TestMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
8 March 2016Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Firestone Grand Prix of St. PetersburgMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
12 March 2016Hinchcliffe and Aleshin to Start Ninth and 18th at St Pete; Fourth Place for Urrutia in Indy Lights Season OpenerMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
13 March 2016Top Five for Aleshin and 19th for Hinchcliffe at IndyCar Season Opener; Fifth Place for Negrao in Second Indy Lights RaceMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
30 March 2016Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand PrixMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
6 July 2016Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Iowa Corn 300Monica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
9 July 2016Aleshin to Start Ninth for Iowa Corn 300Monica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
10 July 2016Pair of Top Ten Finishes for SPM IndyCar and Indy Lights Teams at IowaMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
13 July 2016Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Honda Indy TorontoMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
16 July 2016Hinchcliffe and Aleshin to Start Sixth and Tenth in Toronto; Fifth Place Finish for Urrutia in Indy LightsMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
17 July 2016Hinchcliffe Takes Podium at Home Race in Toronto; Negrao Earns Second Season Podium in Indy LightsMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
20 July 2016Claman De Melo and Harvey to Test for Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
27 July 2016Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-OhioMonica Hilton
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30 July 2016One-Two Finish for Urrutia and Negrao at Mid-Ohio; Hinchcliffe and Aleshin to Start Ninth and Tenth on SundayMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
31 July 2016Top Five for Hinchcliffe in IndyCar; Urrutia Sweeps Mid-Ohio Indy Lights WeekendMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports


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