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SPM Calmels Indy 500 deal uncertain

The planned Indy 500 collaboration between Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and ex-Formula 1 entrant Didier Calmels to field former Champ Car driver Tristan Gommendy could be in jeopardy. Rumblings out of France regarding a possible hitch in the relationship have surfaced, and at least from his end, SPM co-owner Sam Schmidt said "I plead the Fifth" in a warm tone when reached by RACER. Calmels, who served time in prison for murdering his wife, announced the all-French program earlier this year in partnership with SPM where Gommendy would embark on a testing program in the No. 77 Honda (driven this year at Indy by Jay Howard, pictured) prior to tackling Rookie Orientation at...
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