Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Jun 29

Pagenaud triumphant in second race of IndyCar doubleheader

Simon Pagenaud celebrates winning the second race of the 2014 Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader. (Photo: Phil Abbott)

Simon Pagenaud celebrates winning the second race of the 2014 Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader. (Photo courtesy Phil Abbott)

HOUSTON (AP) — Simon Pagenaud, the Frenchman who thought he had a winning car in the first race of the Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader, finally picked up a victory in Sunday’s second race.

The victory, the second of the season for Pagenaud, allowed him to significantly cut into Will Power’s lead in the championship standings. Pagenaud came to Houston down 91 points to Power, but cut it to 59 following his victory.

Feb 14

IndyCar: Pagenaud Ready To Contend For Wins, Championship

Simon Pagenaud scored two wins in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Simon Pagenaud scored two wins in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Simon Pagenaud returns to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the 2014 IndyCar Series season, where he will look to build on last season’s success and be a serious contender for the title in only his third full-time season.

The Frenchmen is coming off a career-best season which saw him score two victories – Detroit 2 and Baltimore – and finish third in the championship standings, 69 points back from winner Scott Dixon.

Feb 11

IndyCar: Catching Up With Simon Pagenaud

Simon Pagenaud waves to fans before the Grand Prix of Baltimore. (Photo: Getty Images)

Simon Pagenaud waves to fans before the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore. (Photo: Getty Images)

The metropolitan streets are deserted and dimly lit in the wee hours of the morning. Simon Pagenaud unlocks a warehouse door and opens an envelope that contains his classified mission: evaluate the 2015 Acura TLX prototype.

“It’s real James Bond stuff,” Pagenaud said of his role in a TV commercial he filmed in Los Angeles late last year.

The star is the car, but the IndyCar Series driver, who enters his third full season with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is pleased with his supporting role.

Nov 24

IndyCar: Russian Driver Mikhail Aleshin Joins SPM For 2014 Season

Mikhail Aleshin will replace Tristan Vautier (pictured) next season at Schmidt Peterson Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mikhail Aleshin will replace Tristan Vautier (pictured) next season at Schmidt Peterson Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has signed Russian driver Mikhail Aleshin for its second IndyCar entry in 2014.

The 26-year-old Aleshin got his first seat time in an Indy car this week when he tested at Sebring International Raceway. He then put together a deal to be teammates next season with Simon Pagenaud.