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JAMES WINSLOW AND #77 TEAM TO RETURN TO ACTION AT WATKINS GLEN RACE WEEKEND

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sam Schmidt Motorsports announced today that the #77 team will be back in action for the next round of the Firestone Indy Lights championship at Watkins Glen International with James Winslow returning behind the wheel.

The event will be run during the July 4th weekend.

"I'm excited to get back into the car," Winslow said. "I haven't raced since April, so the almost three month break has me itching to get back out there. The team overall have done a great job in my absence, but I'd love to get back out there and contribute some great results for the organization and for myself, obviously."

In three starts this season, Winslow has a best finish of seventh in St. Petersburg, though it's not the most accurate reflection of his talent. Starting from deep in the pack at both Barber Park and Long Beach, Winslow has shown that he could make passes happen where others couldn't. In fact, at Long Beach, starting from 14th, he was flirting with the top-five near the end of the event before an incident out of his control took him out.

"I've shown my potential, but I want to get in some top finishes and avoid the bad luck we were plagued with before," Winslow said. "I think we could have had podium finishes at Barber Park and Long Beach had luck not turned against us."

Team owner, Sam Schmidt, said, "James has shown he has the talent and ability to run competitively in this series. We're pleased to have him in the car again and give him another opportunity to run up front and hopefully score some top-fives for us."

-source: ssm

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Sam Schmidt , James Winslow