Jay Howard
Jay  Howard
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Jay Howard
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Feb 16, 1981
77 Honda United Kingdom Road To Indy Graduate
Basildon, England
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 5 0 0 0 0 0 3
Total 13 0 0 0 0 0 5

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Logo

Team co-owner Sam Schmidt made 27 career starts in the IndyCar Series as a driver, earning one victory and pole position, both achievements in his hometown of Las Vegas in September 1999 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway while driving for Treadway Racing.

In January 2000, Schmidt became a quadriplegic due to injuries suffered in a testing crash at Orlando, Fla. Schmidt puts his master's degree in international finance from Pepperdine University to work managing the marketing efforts for the IndyCar team he formed in 2001 and the strategic direction of the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation.

In late 2012, Schmidt and Ric Peterson, founder and COO of Oculus Transport Ltd., announced the formation of a partnership as owners of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.

Team Website spmindycar.com/
First Start
March 29, 2008 (Homestead)

Verizon IndyCar Series

  • 2011
    • Made three starts for Sam Schmidt Motorsports with a best finish of 15th at Texas.
    • Qualified 20th and finished 30th in his first Indianapolis 500.
  • 2010
    • Made four starts for Sarah Fisher Racing with best finish of 22nd at Chicagoland.
  • 2008
    • Made five starts with Roth Racing, with a best finish of 13th at Motegi and Kansas.

Jay's Road To Indy

  • 2013
    • Competed in selected go-karting events.
    • Served as a test driver for Maserati‚Äôs sports car team.
  • 2010
    • Won RoboPong 200 go-karting race.
  • 2009
    • Competed in first five Indy Lights races for Team PBIR recording two top-five and four top-10 finishes.
    • Finished a season-best fourth at Indianapolis.
  • 2008
    • Won Masters division of the Snap-On Stars of Karting All-Stars Karting Classic.
  • 2007
    • Competed in the first three Indy Lights races with SpeedWorks, recording a top-five finish at St. Petersburg 1.
  • 2006
    • Won the Indy Lights championship for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
    • Won two races, Nashville and Kentucky, and recorded five additional podium finishes.
    • Scored poles at Homestead-Miami and Chicagoland.
  • 2005
    • Won U.S. Formula Ford Zetec Championship and Rookie of the Year honors.
    • Broke series record previously held by Dan Wheldon with nine wins.
    • Captured six pole positions.
    • Established series record with six consecutive victories.
    • Won only Star Mazda race at Mosport.
  • 2004
    • Won his U.S. Formula Ford Zetec debut at Sonoma.
  • 2003
    • Won the British Formula Ford Zetec Championship on the strength of four victories and seven pole positions.
    • Claimed United Kingdom Formula Renault 2000 Winter Series championship.
    • Earned BRDC Rising Star honors.
  • Early Career
    • Began racing go-karts at age 7.
    • Won 21 consecutive races in a junior karting division.
    • Won three British karting titles, the 1999 Inter-Continental A British Open Championship, the 1997 ICA British Open Championship and British Championship.