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Sam Schmidt

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Sam Schmidt, Indianapolis 500, 24th May 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Sam Schmidt, Indianapolis 500, 24th May 2008. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

15 Aug 1964
Lincoln, Nebraska

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

3 (1997-1999)

Sam was one of the top IRL drivers until an accident at Orlando left him a quadriplegic. Now heavily involved with paralysis and spinal cord injury organisations, but his injury has not stopped Sam from being involved in motorsport as he runs an Indy Lights team and and Indycar team, with a few other attempts at the Indy 500, when he hasn't been able to have a full-season budget arranged. Lives in Nevada and hopes he can be successful as his inspiration, Sir Frank Williams. Schimdt's father also appeared at the Indianapolis 500 as a mechanic.

Biography last updated 18 Jan 2016