Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda today unveiled its full-time cars for James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens, and the part-time entry, run by Michael Shank Racing, of Jack Harvey.
The three cars, revealed at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, maintain the chrome colorschemes which debuted on the team’s cars last season, but while Hinchcliffe will remain in #5 Arrow Electronics car, the Wickens’ Lucas Oil car entry is now #6.
Harvey’s #60 AutoNation SiriusXM entry, dons pink chrome highlights to coincide with AutoNation’s #DrivePink campaign, as seen on the #7 car towards the end of last season.
Along with the unveiling, the Indianapolis-based team confirmed multiple multi-year extensions with Arrow and Lucas Oil, and multi-year associate partnerships with Launch Consulting, Copper Moon Coffee and Ganesh Machinery.
Co-owner Sam Schmidt stated: “It’s a really exciting time for our team. We have obviously made a lot of changes during the off-season, and I hope that our commitment to this series, our partners and the fans, is really showing. To be able to announce multi-year deals ahead of the season is a testament to the people we have in our organization.”
Partner Ric Petersonadded:“With all of the different changes we’ve made the past few months, and seeing how involved and excited all of our partners are with those changes and where we’re taking the organization, I think 2018 is going to be a great year for SPM.”
Shank, who ran Harvey at last year’s Indy 500 but in partnership with Andretti Autosport, said: “Our goal is to try and produce as many great results for [our partners] as possible, on and off the track, and bring them to the front of IndyCar racing this year.
“I am really excited to get to do this with them and everyone at SPM, and can't wait to get started at St. Pete.”