SPM, Hinchcliffe, Petro-Canada Lubricants relationship extended

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced Wednesday that it has extended an agreement with Petro-Canada Lubricants as an associate sponsor on James Hinchcliffe’s No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

The Canadian lubricant company firm first partnered with SPM and Hinchcliffe last season. It will continue that role for all of 2017 with enhanced branding on Hinchcliffe’s race car as well as other SPM team assets.

“From the outset last year, one of the drivers behind my partnership with Petro-Canada Lubricants was being able to proudly represent a Canadian company which has a unique reach across North America,” Hinchcliffe, a native of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, said in a media release.

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Added SPM co-owner and Canadian Ric Peterson, “We are extremely happy to have Petro-Canada Lubricants on board with us again in 2017. Their increased relationship with us this season continues to show the value of our race team has in the IndyCar Series; that is something we are very proud of.”

Hinchcliffe enters his seventh season in the IndyCar Series in 2017. He has four series wins: St. Petersburg, Sao Paulo and Iowa (all in 2013) and New Orleans (2015).

He also earned the pole for last season’s milestone 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

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