Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers James Hinchcliffe and Marcus Ericsson represented the NTT IndyCar Series in fine style at NHL All-Star Game festivities in San Jose, California.
The teammates held an autograph signing during the weekend at the SAP Center, site of the event. An INDYCAR show car was on hand for the second straight year at NHL All-Star weekend, helping promote the racing series and the 2019 season finale, the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, at nearby WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Sept. 22.
Hinchcliffe, an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan, attended the Skills Competition on Friday night and the series of all-star games on Saturday that concluded with the Metropolitan All-Stars winning the three-on-three competition finale.
Hinchcliffe also made the rounds with media covering the weekend. His stops included a visit to the set of “NHL Tonight” on the NHL Network and an appearance on “P.K. Subban’s All-Star Special” airing on NBCSN. The NBC Sports Group is the exclusive media rights holder for INDYCAR broadcasts in the United States beginning in 2019.
"I had an absolute blast at the Honda NHL All-Star weekend,” Hinchcliffe said. “I always love seeing top-tier athletes do their thing on the biggest stage. The Skills Competition was so cool to watch and get an appreciation for what these guys (and girls!) do, the fan fair had so many fun and interactive things to do, and the Honda All-Star Game itself was really entertaining.
“Sadly, the Atlantic Division didn’t come out on top like I was hoping, but at least we can call Sydney Crosby a Honda driver now, since he won the Honda Passport for being MVP!”
Watch Hinchcliffe’s interview on “NHL Tonight” here:
Watch Hinchcliffe’s appearance on “P.K. Subban’s All-Star Special” here:
Indy 500 Snake Pit lineup announced
The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light will feature a lineup of global electronic music superstars performing on Sunday, May 26, race day for the 103rd Indianapolis 500. Skrillex, Alesso, Illenium and Chris Lake headline the concert taking place in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield adjacent to Turn 3 of the 2.5-mile oval.
Snake Pit performances will start at 7 a.m. ET, with specific set times to be announced. The 200-lap race begins at noon.
“This year’s Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light features another fantastic lineup of world-class artists that will keep the off-track entertainment going all day inside Turn 3 for nearly 30,000 enthusiastic fans,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “The Snake Pit has become a sensational success story for IMS and the Indy 500, and it has become a large part of what introduces the next generation of Indy 500 fan to the track through the fun atmosphere and unforgettable memories.”
General admission and VIP tickets for the Snake Pit are on sale for $45 and $135, respectively, at IMS.com and indy500snakepit.com. VIP amenities include access to a raised viewing platform located beside the stage, a private cash bar and private air-conditioned restrooms. All Snake Pit ticketholders must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid Indy 500 general admission or reserved seat ticket.
Single-day tickets on sale for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Single-day tickets to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, set for March 8-10, are on sale beginning at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday at gpstpete.com or by calling 888-476-4479.
A weekend three-day general admission ticket offers the best value at just $55. Single-day general admission tickets are $20 for Friday, $35 for Saturday and $50 for Sunday. A single-day grandstand seat is available for $100 in upper rows and $75 in lower rows. Three-day grandstand seats are $135 and $105 for upper and lower rows, respectively. Junior pricing is available for ages 12 and under.
The weekend’s action on the 1.8-mile temporary street course will feature 11 races headlined by the 2019 season opener for the NTT IndyCar Series, the 110-lap feature on Sunday, March 10. Support series include all three steps of Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires development ladder.