May 11, 2013 | By Paul Kelly
Schmidt Peterson Files Second Entry For 97th Indianapolis 500
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has filed a second entry for the 97th Indianapolis 500, increasing the entry number to 35 for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
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No driver was listed for the No. 99 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda/Firestone. A backup car was entered.
Schmidt Peterson’s second entry was the 35th for this year’s race, which will breed even more competition for the 33 starting spots during Pole Day qualifying Saturday, May 18 and Old National Armed Forces Bump Day qualifying Sunday, May 19.
The 97th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to start at noon (ET) Sunday, May 26. ESPN on ABC, the IMS Radio Network, Sirius 211 and XM 211 will begin their live broadcasts at 11 a.m.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports also has filed an entry for rookie Tristan Vautier, the 2012 Firestone Indy Lights champion who will drive the No. 55 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda/Firestone.
Team co-owner Sam Schmidt is involved with three entries in this year’s race, as Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports fields the No. 77 Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports Dallara/Honda/Firestone for veteran Simon Pagenaud.
2013 Indianapolis 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 26 at IMS.
Race Day ticket prices start at just $30. Fans can buy tickets online at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
Children 12 and under will receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2013 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.