SPM Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Long Beach

Race Fast Facts

  • Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics), Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing)
  • Event title: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
  • Location: Streets of Long Beach, California
  • Track: 11-turn, 1.968-mile temporary street circuit
  • 2016 event counter: The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is the 3rd race (of 16) for the Verizon IndyCar Series

Verizon IndyCar Series Track Activity

  • Practice sessions: Friday, April 15 from 10:00-10:45 a.m. PT and 2:00-2:45 p.m.; Saturday, April 16 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
  • Qualifying: Saturday, April 16 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. PT (Firestone Fast Six format)
  • Race: Sunday, April 17 with pre-race activities beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m. PT and an estimated green flag at 1:45 p.m.

Broadcast Information

  • TV race broadcast (USA): NBC Sports Network
  • Race broadcast (radio): IMS Radio Network, XM 209 and Sirius 212

IndyCar Quotes:

James Hinchcliffe (No. 5)

“Long Beach is one of the best events on the calendar. There’s a reason it’s been around more than forty years. The track, the city, the events around town, they’re all great. Long Beach has been nice to me in the past so hopefully we can have a solid weekend there after a few tough events, and really kick off the season”

Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7)

“I loved the Long Beach track from the first laps I turned there in 2014. It’s a great street course track and very technical. Long Beach has a great and long history, which I’m proud to be a part of. We will have only one goal for this event, the same as for every other race: to win.”

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

  • IndyCar Series autograph session with James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin: Friday, April 15 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. PT in the INDYCAR Paddock.
  • Legends IndyCar Merchandise autograph session with James Hinchcliffe: Saturday, April 16 from 5:00-5:30 p.m. PT in the IndyCar Merchandise tent (Expo Hall).

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