The field for the start of the 2011 Indianapolis 500. (IMS Archives Photo)
The field for the start of the 2011 Indianapolis 500. (IMS Archives Photo)

Drivers You Didn’t Know Raced At Indy

Team owner Sam Schmidt competed in the Indianapolis 500 three times as a driver. (IndyCar Photo)
Team owner Sam Schmidt competed in the Indianapolis 500 three times as a driver. (IndyCar Photo)

Sam Schmidt

Prior to being paralyzed in an accident at Florida’s Walt Disney World Speedway prior to the 2000 IndyCar Series season, team owner Sam Schmidt made three starts in the Indianapolis 500 between 1997 to ’99. He failed to finish all three, managing a best finish of 26th in 1998.

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