|INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Feb. 1, 2018) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports unveiled today, from Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis alongside 100 lucky fans, the three Dallara-Honda Indy cars of James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens and Jack Harvey in their 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season liveries.
The three Honda-powered cars maintain the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ signature chrome design which debuted on the No. 5 and No. 7 entries last season. Hinchcliffe will remain in the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda with a slightly revamped gold chrome livery from the previous three seasons. Wickens will make his St. Pete debut in the red chrome Lucas Oil Honda No. 6 machine, a change from the team’s typical No. 7 entry and a nod to Toronto, nicknamed “The 6.” Harvey’s No. 60 AutoNation SiriusXM Michael Shank Racing entry, with whom SPM is a technical partner, dons pink chrome highlights to coincide with AutoNation’s #DrivePink campaign.
Along with the unveiling, the Indianapolis-based team confirmed multiple multi-year extensions with its partners. Arrow Electronics, beginning its fourth season with SPM, and Lucas Oil, a handshake deal between Forrest Lucas and Sam Schmidt for over 20 years, return as primary partners. Also renewing and expanding their multi-year associate partnerships with the team are Launch Consulting, Copper Moon Coffee and Ganesh Machinery.
To watch this morning’s unveiling, please visit the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Facebook page by clicking HERE. SPM next head to Northern California this Sunday for the team’s penultimate private test before the 2018 season commences next month in St. Petersburg, FL. For more information about SPM, please visit spmindycar.com.